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
"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.