2018-19 Season List

2018-19 Short List of Interpreted Dates

A quick list of interpreted performances and cultural events for the 2018-19 season. Also check for updates and more information at  PAIA on...

Monday, December 30, 2013

"Neverland" at Oregon School for the Deaf

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presents

"Neverland"
the story of Peter Pan
created and performed by OSD students

January 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm
OSD in the gym
999 Locust Street, Salem, OR

Admission is FREE

This play is performed in American Sign Language 
and will be voice interpreted for the signing impaired. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Jan - Mar 2014 Interpreted Performances Overview

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More information about each of these interpreted performances will be coming. But I wanted to give you an overview of several interpreted performances in the next three months. There is quite a variety and I am especially excited about some new projects in the works.

You can also check out SignPlay for information on the Broadway Across America, Oregon Children's Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival upcoming shows.

Interpreted performance dates:


Thu 1/23/14 at Profile Theatre
"Eyes for Consuela" by Sam Shepard

Summary: "Awoken from his dreams, Henry, an American with a quiet past, throws himself into the Mexican jungle chasing after shadows of regret. Entranced by adventure, music, and his own obsession, he finds himself in a game where the rules move to an unknown rhythm and the truth is in the eye of the beholder."


Thu 1/30/14 at Portland Center Stage
"Chinglish" by David Henry Hwang

Summary: "An American businessman heads to Asia to score a lucrative contract for his family’s firm—but the deal isn’t the only thing getting lost in translation when he collides with a Communist minister, a bumbling consultant and a suspiciously sexy bureaucrat. Hilarity ensues in this new comedy."



Fri 1/31/14 eve and Sun 2/2/14 matinee 
CoHo Productions
"Enjoy" by Toshiki Okada


note: purchase tickets early, as seating is very limited.

Summary: "... a chronicle of post-college ennui and 21st Century relationships in Japan’s Lost Decade Generation.  The static lives of several self-obsessed GenX internet café clerks are thrown out of balance by the presence of a younger female co-worker, who rightly makes them question the meaning of their lives in a shifting socio-economic landscape."



Thu 2/20/14 at Portland Center Stage
"Bo-Nita" by Elizabeth Heffron


Summary: "Life’s not easy for Bo-Nita. It never is for a 13-year-old, but especially one who winds up with a dead, semi-ex-stepfather on her bedroom floor. With humor, pathos and a dash of midwest magic realism, Bo-Nita follows a mother and daughter’s journey through a working-class America of dwindling resources, and the lengths they must go to stay together and keep their beat alive."




Thu 3/13/14 at Portland Center Stage
"A Small Fire" by Adam Bock


Summary: "A Small Fire follows John and Emily Bridges, a long-married couple whose happy, middle-class lives are upended when Emily falls victim to a mysterious disease. As this indomitable woman’s senses are slowly stripped away—smell, taste, sight—she finds herself suddenly and completely dependent on the husband whose endless devotions she had always taken for granted."




Sat 3/15/14 at Portland Community College, Sylvania 
"The Real Inspector Hound" by Tom Stoppard


Summary: "Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be the missing first-string critic. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdboot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman."




Sat 3/22/14 and Sun 3/23/14 
Jayanthi Raman Dance Company


An Experimental Dance Theater using Bharatha Natyam and Contemporary Dance with Sign Language for story telling.





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Friday, December 13, 2013

PCS: Santaland Diaries 12/19/13

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Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of


        Santaland Diaries        

"Based on the outlandish and true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display, this hilarious cult classic features comic encounters during the height of the holiday crunch. Portland favorite Darius Pierce returns this season as Crumpet! "

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 pm
Location: PCS at The Armory, on the Ellen Bye Stage (lower level)
               128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR
Tickets: Call the box office at 503-445-3700 or online with promo code SIGN (note: tickets are general seating; but there will be a reserved section for viewing the interpreter)
Interpreter: Jayodin Thompson
Sign Coach: James Rae

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Anne Adams | Oregon Arts Watch [Review 03 Dec 2012]

Review from the 2012 production of The Santaland Diaries starring Darius Pierce:
“David Sedaris’s “Santaland Diaries” (both the play and the essay) are surely best recognized as a cynic’s take on Christmas tradition. A thirtysomething man with dashed entertainment-industry dreams, Sedaris uses his day job as a Macy’s Christmas elf to launch a grand expansion both of his career and of the “there is no Santa Claus” revelation: Not only is there no Santa Claus, but there are no elves. Yes, Virginia, “elves” are actually seasonal day-laborers consigned to clean up child vomit, withstand humiliating training regimens, and perpetuate the lie for not one but several idiosyncratic fake Santas. Merry Humbug. Ho ho ho.
“Mercifully, though, there are a few more facets to this story: It’s also the tale of an intelligent person humbled by a brutal job market. It’s an unmasking of retail disingenuousness. It’s a kinky cosplay sexualization of erstwhile-presumed-asexual creatures (elves, Santa, customer servants). And—if you want it to be—it’s a reluctant admission that wonder, beauty and optimism repeatedly (if briefly) overturn our more jaded presumptions.
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Monday, December 2, 2013

$5 Tickets to Back Fence PDX!

* This live storytelling performance is being interpreted
and
it's only $5!! *
*CALL 503-445-3700 (PCS) for tickets*



A BIG 5.5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!
 will be interpreted


Monday DECEMBER 9, 2013 / DOORS & DRINKS at 6:00PM / SHOW 8:00PM 21+


Back Fence PDX: GREAT EXPECTATIONS stories & 
Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE


To celebrate 5.5 years this show will be one half main stage show with GREAT EXPECTATIONS stories and one half RUSSIAN ROULETTE!

FEATURING Great Expectations stories from: JEFFERSON SMITH (PDX), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA), TIM GANEY (PDX), with one more to be announced soon.

FEATURING Russian Roulette stories from: SHELLEY McLENDON (PDX), NICHOLAS KESSLER (PDX), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA), and the winner of our NOVEMBER 23 Russian Roulette show!

Get Tickets on NOVEMBER 19th!

LOCATION: PORTLAND CENTER STAGE, THE GERDING THEATER AT THE ARMORY 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR

Interpreters: Steve Nail and Dot Hearn
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Storytelling: Back Fence PDX, Mon. 12/9




A BIG 5.5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!
 will be interpreted


Monday DECEMBER 9, 2013 / DOORS & DRINKS at 6:00PM / SHOW 8:00PM 21+


Back Fence PDX: GREAT EXPECTATIONS stories & 
Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE


To celebrate 5.5 years this show will be one half main stage show with GREAT EXPECTATIONS stories and one half RUSSIAN ROULETTE!

FEATURING Great Expectations stories from: JEFFERSON SMITH (PDX), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA), TIM GANEY (PDX), with one more to be announced soon.

FEATURING Russian Roulette stories from: SHELLEY McLENDON (PDX), NICHOLAS KESSLER (PDX), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA), and the winner of our NOVEMBER 23 Russian Roulette show!

Get Tickets on NOVEMBER 19th!
LOCATION: PORTLAND CENTER STAGE, THE GERDING THEATER AT THE ARMORY 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR

Interpreters: Steve Nail and Dot Hearn
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

reminder: "Proof" interpreted performance, Saturday November 16

*reminder : this week *

 Portland Community College presents
an interpreted performance of

"Proof"
by David Auburn

Date: Saturday, 11/16/13
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
Tickets: purchase at the door $10 (groups of 12 pay $5 each)


The Story: "Proof" focuses on Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, Robert, a brilliant mathematician in his youth who was later unable to function without her help. His death has brought into her midst both her sister, Claire, who wants to take Catherine back to New York with her, and Hal, a former student of Catherine's father who hopes to find some hint of Robert's genius among his incoherent scribblings. The passion that Hal feels for math both moves and angers Catherine, who, in her exhaustion, is torn between missing her father and resenting the great sacrifices she made for him. For Catherine has inherited at least a part of her father's brilliance -- and perhaps some of his instability as well. As she and Hal become attracted to each other, they push at the edges of each other's knowledge, considering not only the unpredictability of genius but also the human instinct toward love and trust.
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Friday, November 1, 2013

update: Theatrical Interpreting Preparation Series CEUs

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Up to 3.6 CEUs have been approved by RID for the Theatrical Interpreting Preparation Series ( TIPS) workshop, part I.

We will meet for two Saturdays per month, plus one interpreted performance per month, for a period of four months. The workshop will begin on December 7, 2013; the dates and times, with additional information, are on the workshop flyer (click the link).

Description: This workshop will provide participants training in and exposure to the process of performance interpreting, using theater as a vehicle. This initial training is intended for new interpreters, but all levels are welcome. We will meet twice a month on Saturdays for four months, beginning December 2013. Participants will learn different approaches to theatrical interpreting and explore topics such as script analysis, incorporating characterization, translation, altering signing style for the venue and the production, linguistic considerations, and more.  Through a series of meetings, combined with exposure to specific interpreted performances, participants will gain the basic skills necessary for a variety of performing arts situations. Completion of this training is a requirement for the advanced mentored training, which goes through the entire process from receiving the script, translation, preparation, to interpreting a performance of the project show. 

Click to read and download the  TIPS I flyer, which includes the registration page.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oregon School for the Deaf : "Neverland"

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I will post more information as it is available, but want to give everyone early notice about this exciting event.

Gayle Robertson, the Fine Arts and Drama Teacher at OSD, is working with students to develop an adaptation of 'Peter Pan,' which they are calling "Neverland." This play will be performed on Wednesday, December 11th and Thursday, December 12th, at 6:30 pm.

Save one of those dates (or both) on your calendar and support OSD's theater students and Fine Arts department! I'm excited to see theater returning to OSD.


In the meantime, remember that OSD currently has their famous (or is that infamous!) "Nightmare Factory" in process. There is still time to visit this annual event where you will have "some scary good times."

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

workshop: Theatrical Interpreting Preparation Series (TIPS), part I

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theatre masks
Announcing the Theatrical Interpreting Preparation Series (TIPS), part I, workshop for the 2013-14 season!

We will meet for two Saturdays per month, plus one interpreted performance per month, for a period of four months. The workshop will begin on December 7, 2013; the exact dates and times are on the workshop flyer (see below).

Description: This workshop will provide participants training in and exposure to the process of performance interpreting, using theater as a vehicle. This initial training is intended for new interpreters, but all levels are welcome. We will meet twice a month on Saturdays for four months, beginning December 2013. Participants will learn different approaches to theatrical interpreting and explore topics such as script analysis, incorporating characterization, translation, altering signing style for the venue and the production, linguistic considerations, and more.  Through a series of meetings, combined with exposure to specific interpreted performances, participants will gain the basic skills necessary for a variety of performing arts situations. Completion of this training is a requirement for the advanced mentored training, which goes through the entire process from receiving the script, translation, preparation, to interpreting a performance of the project show. 
You can access the TIPS I flyer here, which includes the dates, fees, included plays, presenter bio, and the registration form.

CEUs are currently pending. Last year's participants received up to 3.6 CEUs (see the flyer for more details).
Fee: $450 includes tickets to all four shows. Preregistration is required with a $100 deposit due by November 25th; this is non-refundable and includes a ticket to the first play. If paid in full by or on our first meeting, you will receive 10% off the workshop fee.
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Presenter: Dot Hearn, CI & CT, has been doing performance interpreting since 1997. Portland Center Stage, where she has coordinated the interpreting teams since 2003, was one of her first theatrical interpreting venues. She has also interpreted plays at IFCC, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Profile Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Community College (PCC), OSF in Ashland, and more. Dot graduated from the PCC Sign Language Interpreting Program and went on to become adjunct faculty in that program for eleven years. Dot earned a BS degree from Eastern Oregon University, with a Liberal Arts degree and a double minor in Theater and Writing. In 2001, Dot attended the “Interpreting for the Theater” intensive week-long training in New York City, which was held at Juilliard. That training and the instructors have been instrumental in shaping Dot’s approach to theatrical interpreting and her mentoring of interpreters new to this specialty area. 
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Friday, October 11, 2013

"Proof" Interpreted Performance 11/16/13 at PCC

Portland Community College presents
an interpreted performance of

"Proof"
by David Auburn


Date: Saturday, 11/16/13
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
Tickets: purchase at the door $10 (groups of 12 pay $5 each)


The Story: "Proof" focuses on Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, Robert, a brilliant mathematician in his youth who was later unable to function without her help. His death has brought into her midst both her sister, Claire, who wants to take Catherine back to New York with her, and Hal, a former student of Catherine's father who hopes to find some hint of Robert's genius among his incoherent scribblings. The passion that Hal feels for math both moves and angers Catherine, who, in her exhaustion, is torn between missing her father and resenting the great sacrifices she made for him. For Catherine has inherited at least a part of her father's brilliance -- and perhaps some of his instability as well. As she and Hal become attracted to each other, they push at the edges of each other's knowledge, considering not only the unpredictability of genius but also the human instinct toward love and trust.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"Fiddler on the Roof" interpreted 10/3

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of

Fiddler on the Roof

(musical)


Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm
at The Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Call the Box Office for tickets at 503-445-3700 

"Tevye, the loquacious father of five daughters, fights to maintain his family and their traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with his strong-willed daughters—as each one’s choice of husband moves further from tradition—and with the edict of a tyrannical and unjust Tsar."

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

$5 Theater Tickets for SNAP & Oregon Trail Card Holders

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Portland Center Stage offers an interpreted performance for each of their plays. Deaf Community members receive special discount pricing for their tickets to these interpreted performances. Right now tickets must be ordered by calling the box office at 503-445-3700. Beginning in November, these special priced tickets can be ordered online by using promo code SIGN. But for the upcoming, outstanding production of "Fiddler on the Roof" (interpreted 10/3) you need to call the box office or buy your tickets in person between noon to 6pm at The Gerding Theatre, 128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

But there is an even better deal for SNAP beneficiaries who hold the Oregon Trail Card. Portland Center Stage is a participant in the "Arts for All" program. Click on the link to read more about it - but here are the basics ....


Arts for All (the basic information; see website for more details)
  • When single tickets go on sale, individuals with Oregon Trail Cards may purchase tickets to any PCS production for $5 per ticket. Cardholders may purchase a maximum of two tickets per production.
  • Arts for All tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the PCS box office at 503-445-3700. However, you must present your Oregon Trail Card before tickets will be issued.
  • Anyone who receives food stamps (SNAP) and has the Oregon Trail Card is eligible to purchase $5 tickets; however, SNAP credit on the Oregon Trail Card cannot be used towards the price of the tickets. There are no refunds or exchanges.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

"The Mountaintop" interpreted performance at PCS

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of
written by Katori Hall



DATE & TIME: Thurs. 9/19/13 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Gerding Theatre at The Armory in the Ellen Bye Studio (downstairs), 128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
TICKETS: $25; use promo code SIGN to purchase tickets online - or call the box office at 503-445-3700 and request interpreted section tickets. [NOTE: if the SIGN code is not working, please call the box office for tickets at the correct price.]
SIGNING ACCESS TEAM: interpreters Pamela Cancel and Edwin Cancel; sign coach Justin Coleman

THE STORY:
April 4, 1968. Memphis. The Lorraine Motel. A time and place burned into the American psyche. But what about April 3? How did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spend his last night on Earth? Playwright Katori Hall creates a surrealistic fantasy in this breakout Broadway hit about a chance encounter between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his legacy and the plight and future of his people. 

The running time for The Mountaintop is approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Theatrical Interpreting is Not Acting

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A nice film from Theatre Development Fund (TDF) in New York City, with Candy Broeker-Penn and the late Alan Champion talking about interpreting theatre.

"I don't ever think of it as performing the show. I'm trying to link to the actor - link to the scene." Candy Broeker-Penn.

Open Captioned.




Thank you, TDF!
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Saturday, September 7, 2013

"The Mountaintop" interpreted at PCS 9/19/13

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of

The Mountaintop
written by Katori Hall


The Mountaintop

DATE:  Thursday 9/19/13
TIME:   7:30 pm
LOCATION: The Ellen Bye Studio (downstairs)
                          Portland Center Stage, 128 NW 10th, Portland, OR
TICKETS: are available online with the promo code SIGN
                      or call the box office at 503-445-3700)
INTERPRETERS: Pamela Cancel and Edwin Cancel
SIGN COACH: Justin Coleman



To read more about Dr. Martin Luther King, the playwright Katori Hall, the location of this play, click here to look at The Guide (in PDF format) for this play. It provides some good background information about this production.



The Mountaintop won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Play

 

THE STORY:   April 4, 1968. Memphis. The Lorraine Motel. A time and place burned into the American psyche. But what about April 3? How did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spend his last night on Earth? Playwright Katori Hall creates a surrealistic fantasy in this breakout Broadway hit about a chance encounter between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his legacy and the plight and future of his people. 


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Reminder: "Much Ado About Nothing" this Friday in Bend

This Friday, August 23rd, will be the interpreted performance of "Much Ado About Nothing" in Bend, Oregon. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Lay It Out Events and Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company bring one of the Bard's most beloved comedies to Bend.



Interpreted performance on Friday 8/23 at 7:00p
at Drake Park in Bend, OR


Purchase tickets through the NWTC website
Much Ado About Nothing is a classic Shakespearean comedy featuring some of the Bard’s favorite themes, including trysts between lovers, battles of the sexes, deception, love, and marriage. It also features two of Shakespeare’s most enjoyable characters, Beatrice and Benedick. Will this quarreling duo finally admit their attraction to each other, or will their love of trickery keep them apart? Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most in-depth explorations of character, and one of his most enduring love stories. The setting of Sicily, Italy will provide a beautiful set ad is sure to be on of the most romantic evenings of the summer. 
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Performances start at 7:00 p.m. 
VIP ticket holders receive premium seating, 2 drink tickets and dinner (canapés) by 5 Fusion and Hola. Drinks provided by Deschutes Brewery and Bendistillery.  
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" interpreted 8/11/13

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44th Annual Shakespeare-in-the-Parks presents
a FREE interpreted performance of


by William Shakespeare

Sunday, August 11th at 
3:00 pm
at
Washington Park* (see more information below)



*click on the play's title to visit SparkNotes for information about the play, including a summary, character list, scene by scene description, and more*


*LOCATION information: Washington Park at  SW Washington Way, in the lower park, just North of  the Holocaust Memorial. The play is NOT at the amphitheater, but at site 2 on this map

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

"Dis/Representation: Reading Into Disability" 8/10 - interpreted reading

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Disability Art and Culture Project presents

"Dis/Representation: Reading Into Disability
with author William L. Alton

Loss and love often go hand in hand. You love your family, your friends, your partners, but relationships are fluid. They come and go. Everything has its cycle and comes to an end.

Author William L. Alton will be reading from his new chapbook, "Drowning is a Slow Business". The chapbook deals with relationships and mental illness. Each poem is a story told in its own right. Discussion following the reading.

The reading and discussion will be interpreted.

DATE: August 10th, 2013
TIME: 2:00 - 3:15 pm
LOCATION: In Other Words Feminist Community Center, 14 NE Killingsworth St., Portland, OR  (on bus lines 44 and 72)

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Shakespeare in the Park, Bend OR, interpreted 8/23

Lay It Out Events and Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company bring the Bard back to Bend for two brilliant performances of one of his most beloved comedies.

August 23 & 24
Interpreted performance on Friday 8/23 at 7:00p
at Drake Park in Bend, OR

Purchase tickets through the NWTC website
Much Ado About Nothing is a classic Shakespearean comedy featuring some of the Bard’s favorite themes, including trysts between lovers, battles of the sexes, deception, love, and marriage. It also features two of Shakespeare’s most enjoyable characters, Beatrice and Benedick. Will this quarreling duo finally admit their attraction to each other, or will their love of trickery keep them apart? Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most in-depth explorations of character, and one of his most enduring love stories. The setting of Sicily, Italy will provide a beautiful set ad is sure to be on of the most romantic evenings of the summer. 
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Performances start at 7:00 p.m. 
VIP ticket holders receive premium seating, 2 drink tickets and dinner (canapés) by 5 Fusion and Hola. Drinks provided by Deschutes Brewery and Bendistillery.  
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Friday, June 28, 2013

"The Merchant of Venice" interpreted performance 7/6/13

It's that time of year, again, for Shakespeare in the park! This Saturday Portland Actors Ensemble presents and interpreted performance of

by William Shakespeare
at
Concordia University, July 6, at 6:00 pm

 at the Amphitheatre near NE 28th Ave & NE Holman

..the tickets are FREE!  arrive early to get best seating...



Thursday, June 13, 2013

*NEW* PGMC "Show Tunes!" on Pride Saturday, June 15th

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INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE

Portland Gay Men's Chorus presents

" Show Tunes!
Bill Dickey's Big Broadway Bash "

Pride Saturday,  June 15th
7:00 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway  Portland, OR 97205
Tickets are almost sold out


LYRICS in this video: 
The day the peoples victory is won. 
With spirit and spunk he's gunna debunk the jabber and junk that they've been feeding us, 
Hooray for our favourite son! 
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Monday, June 3, 2013

Profile Theatre 2014 Sam Shepard Season Announced!

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Profile Theatre has announced the play lineup for their next season, which will begin January 2014, featuring the plays of Sam Shepard. The interpreted dates are in (red). Subscription tickets will go on sale on September 3, 2013 and individual ticket sales begin on October 1, 2013.
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NEW SPACE! NEW SEASON!

ANNOUNCING
2014 SAM SHEPARD SEASON

Subscriptions On Sale Sept. 3, 2013
Single Tickets On Sale Oct. 1, 2013


Eyes For Consuela (interpretedJan.23) Jan. 15 - Feb. 2, 2014  
Buried Child (interpreted June 5) May 28 - Jun. 15, 2014
Festival of One Acts Sept. 3 - Sept. 8, 2014
Kicking a Dead Horse (interpreted Nov 13) Nov. 5 - 23, 2014


plus additional programming
through their expanding “In Dialogue Series”
Watch for invitations to special events in their new home this fall!

Follow Profile Theatre on Facebook & Twitter
for up-to-the-minute
 news and information

www.profiletheatre.org

Profile Theatre
in residence at Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 SW Morrison St. | Portland, OR 97205

Thursday, May 30, 2013

PCS: "Somewhere in Time" interpreted 6/13

Portland Center Stage presents an interpreted performance of "Somewhere in Time" on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm. This play is being interpreted by Pam and Edwin Cancel, with Cheryl Witters as an intern. The Sign Coach is Justin Coleman.

Go to http://www.pcs.org/somewhere to purchase tickets by using promo code SIGN. This should give you tickets for the right price and in the right section.

Synopsis:

Young playwright Richard Collier has an encounter with a mysterious old woman on the opening night of his earliest success; she entreats him, to his bewilderment, to “come back to me.” Several years later, with his life and career in disarray, he seeks quiet and contemplation and checks in to a storied hotel from his youth. But his stay at the hotel turns into the journey of a lifetime as he unravels history—and time—to discover a powerful but perhaps impossible love.

The 1980 film of Somewhere in Time is a romantic classic, beloved by several generations of movie goers. This world premiere musical invites those who love the story, and those discovering it for the first time, to experience its magic with original music by Doug Katsaros and lyrics by Amanda Yesnowitz, with book by Ken Davenport.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Reviews for "My Children! My Africa" at Profile Theatre

On Thursday, May 23rd, Profile Theatre presents an interpreted performance of "My Children! My Africa!" at 7:30 pm at Theatre! Theater!, 3430 SE Belmont, Portland, OR.

The reviews are in; click on the links below to read what the critics are saying:

by Athol Fugard


“...sensitive, deeply engaging…"
The Oregonian



“Starts with sugar, ends with meat.”

Willamette Week


And…from Bob Hicks for ArtsWatch:

Theatre, politics and Fugard 




There was good attendance at the Inside Out free performance at Roosevelt High School Auditorium on Tuesday, May 14th. The audience members, including Deaf high school students, were engaged and loved the play.

But it's not too late to see the play interpreted! Rich Hall and Dot Hearn will be interpreting the performance again at Theater! Theatre! on Thursday, May 23rd, at 7:30 pm. Click here to BUY TICKETS, which are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $18 for age 30 and under.

You can also Call 503.242.0080 or visit www.profiletheatre.org for more information.
My Children! My Africa! by Athol Fugard
It’s 1985, the height of the student uprising against the government’s oppressive apartheid system. Passionate teacher Mr. M inspires an unlikely pairing for an English competition: brilliant black student activist Thami and privileged, down to earth white Isabel from a neighboring school. Loyalty and friendship are put to the test when external forces prove stronger than the walls of the Karoo classroom and the students loudly cry: Is this education power or is it oppression?


Saturday, May 11, 2013

"My Children! My Africa!" : Profile Theatre, 2 interpreted performances

Profile Theatre presents 


by Athol Fugard


"...a story of idealism and loyalty challenged by the power of rebellion."

Interpreted May 23 at 7:30 pm by Rich Hall and Dot Hearn
Profile Theatre, 3430 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97214
Tickets  $30 adult; $25 senior; $18 student or under 30


Special interpreted performance on Tuesday, May 14th, 7:00 pm at Roosevelt High Auditorium. As part of their Inside Out : Community and School Tour, this performance will be free and open to the public - and interpreted! Location: Roosevelt High School, 6941 N Central, Portland OR 97203.
It’s 1985, the height of the student uprising against the government’s oppressive apartheid system. Passionate teacher Mr. M inspires an unlikely pairing for an English competition: brilliant black student activist Thami and privileged, down to earth white Isabel from a neighboring school. Loyalty and friendship are put to the test when external forces prove stronger than the walls of the Karoo classroom and the students loudly cry: Is this education power or is it oppression?