2017-18 Season List

2017-18 Season Pocket Guide

A quick list of interpreted performances and cultural events for the current season. Also check at  PAIA on Facebook , as well as my Events ...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This Week: pick one, two, or all three! Interpreted Performances

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There are three interpreted performances happening within the next week. And more to come in the fall months ahead - but, for now, here are three immediate opportunities to catch some great theatre! Including one free performance. Watch for an handy pocket list soon.

Thursday Oct 1st at 7:30 pm
"Our Town" at Portland Center Stage
Classic drama

Saturday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm
"The Understudy" at Artists Repertory Theatre
Comedy

Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30 pm
"Stage Kiss" at Profile Theatre
FREE staged reading




by Thornton Wilder
Thursday Oct 1st at 7:30 pm
Portland Center Stage, 128 NW 11th, Portland OR


An irrefutable classic of the American theater, this Pulitzer Prize-winning work transports us to Grover’s Corners, a small New England town at the turn of the twentieth century whose secret desires, family conflicts, loves and losses are resoundingly familiar to us today. This beloved drama receives a fresh interpretation at PCS, inviting us to ponder what Our Town is today, and celebrating both the marvel of everyday existence and the “something way down deep that’s eternal about every human being.
Tickets $25 with promo code SIGN online, or call the box office at 503-445-3700 and request seats in the interpreted section. 
Interpreters: Carolyn Brockway, Rich Hall, Andrew Weaver, Sign Coaches: Justin Coleman and Guthrie Nutter


"The Understudy"
by Theresa Rebeck

Saturday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm
Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage
1515 SW Morrison, Portland OR

"An understudy rehearsal for a fictional Kafka play on Broadway teeters on the edge of reality when Harry – the understudy for Jake, who is the understudy for Bruce, a Hollywood action star about to land a multimillion-dollar part – must work with the ill-fated production’s exasperated stage manager whose life he ruined long ago. The Understudy is a raucously funny existential exposé on human motivation that examines the underbelly of the theatre business and the personal drama behind the curtain." 
Interpreters: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes

 
"Stage Kiss"
by Sarah Ruhl
Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30 pm
FREE staged reading
Profile Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR

"Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl’s singular voice. It is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one."

Tickets are FREE, but you must make a reservation. Email boxoffice@profiletheatre.org or call 503.242.0080 to reserve your seats.

Interpreters: Kassie Hughes and Dana Walls
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Monday, September 7, 2015

"Passion Play" interpreted 9/13 at 2p at Profile Theatre

Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance
of their Fall Festival production

by Sarah Ruhl
Two of the actors in rehearsal from Profile Theatre's production of Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play"
Interpreted performance: Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2:00 pm**
Location: Profile Theatre on the Morrison Stage,
1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
Interpreters: Rich Hall and Dot Hearn
Tickets are available by calling 503.242.0080
Tickets are $5-32; see the website for more information.
 
**NOTE: Join us at 1:20 pm for a talk about religion and art, as a part of the In Dialogue series. This discussion will be interpreted. (More information after the description of the play).

What is Passion Play? Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl is a collection of three plays which can be performed separately or together. Play I and Play II will be performed at Profile Theatre September 9-13 and Play III will be performed at Shaking the Tree Theatre September 25-October 24.

What is it about?  Politics, love, humor and belief collide as small town communities prepare their annual production of “the greatest story ever told.”  This three-part story travels from medieval England to World War II Bavaria and then to contemporary South Dakota.  Ruhl’s writing exposes the transformative effect of creating theatrical events, while asking big questions about humanity, faith and doubt.  Passion Play is funny, imaginative and full of wonder.  It is, like all plays about plays, about the people creating the work, and the society that surrounds them. 

Who is involved?  Cast: Foss Curtis, Sam Dinkowitz, Shawna Holt, Mickey Jordan, Colin Kane, Matthew Kerrigan, Diane Kondrat*,  Garland Lyons, Alexandra Ramirez and Paul Susi.  Creative Team: Sara Ludeman, Natasha Stockem, Samantha van der Merwe, D Westerholm*, Annalise Albright Woods and Jeff Woods.

Tickets to Profile’s Fall Festival: "Passion Play" are available by calling 503.242.0080.

**More information about the IN DIALOGUE talk at 1:20 pm:
For Passion PlayProfile is thrilled to be partnering with local artists and with the Geezer Gallery in an exploration of the impact of religious art and iconography on visual artists.  Join us prior to each performance to hear from a different artist about their work and about how religion informs their process, be it to move them towards or away from an expression of faith.
On Sunday, September 13th, the presenter will be Mary Pacios (Printmaking)**

 
Below: A couple of the actors talk about the play and some of the various characters they play, including the Virgin Mary, The Queen, and Hitler.

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