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 ...

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Early Warning: PCS's "Santaland Diaries" and "Twist Your Dickens"

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It is almost that time of year again for holiday cheer and - well, you know how it goes. Green things and red things and gold things and blue things; star shaped things and round things and tree shaped things. And candles; I almost forgot candles.

So this is your early notification of the interpreted performances of the upcoming holiday shows at Portland Center Stage. But please, don't just mark your calendars - also make your ticket reservations. These shows are popular and they do sell out; "Santaland" sells out quickly.

Seriously, don't delay. Mark the dates on your calendar and then purchase your tickets as soon as you can, before it's too late.

Also, in case you didn't know it, both of these shows are funny, both of these shows are about Christmas, and both of them are non-traditional. Seriously. Non-traditional, but a good time will be had.

Check out the links below to read more about the plays. And when you purchase your tickets online, be sure to use the promo code SIGN to get the community discounted ticket price and your seats with sightlines to the interpreter(s).

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By David Sedaris 
Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello


Thursday December 17 at 7:30 pm
in the Ellen Bye Studio
Interpreter: Jayodin Mosher
Sign Coach: Guthrie Nutter

Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday crunch.

Note: The Santaland Diaries is recommended for ages 14+; contains mature content and language, and the secret of Santa is exposed. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. There is no late seating or re-entry in the Ellyn Bye Studio.

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By Peter Gwinn & Bobby Mort


Wednesday December 23 at 7:30 pm
on the Main Stage
Interpreters: Jayodin Mosher and Dot Hearn
Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick

A complete send-up of the holiday classic, this adult comedy is adorned with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City, and includes zany holiday sketches, an ever-changing list of drop-in local celebrities and uproarious improv based on audience participation— it’s never the same show twice!

Note: Recommended for high school age and up.

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Portland Center Stage
128 NW Eleventh Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 
503-445-3700

Check out the tickets page for more information, such as the Arts for All program.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

reminder: "Broomstick" interpreted Sat 11/21 at 2pm

Artists Repertory Theatre
presents
an interpreted performance of


BROOMSTICK

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Saturday, November 21st at 2:00 pm
Call the Box Office for tickets  503.241.1278 or email 
Interpreted by Dot Hearn  
Understudy Carolyn Brockway
A fairytale-twisted yarn of delightful humor and spine-tingling suspense conjures a spooky seasonal experience unlike any other. With Vana O’Brien in a tour-de-force solo performance, an Appalachian witch tells a heartfelt and poetic tale of her long life from first love, to heartache, to the hair-raising vengeance she wreaks upon those who’ve crossed her.
  • Critically acclaimed spellbinding sensation
  • NW Premiere

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

This week: Fats Waller, Time Traveler, Samurai Rabbit

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This is an exciting week for interpreted performances. There are three shows and their storylines are diverse: A musical about Fats Waller, a whimsical & gender-bending epic tale, and a World Premiere of a staged adaptation of a classic Japanese Comic. They are all on different days and times so you can pick one, pick two, or pick all three! It is a fabulous week for theatre.

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Thursday, November 12th at 7:30 pm

Portland Center Stage
128 NW 11th Ave, Portland
503-445-3700

(musical)
Interpreters: KT Corlett, Jayodin Mosher, Dana Walls; Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick

Tickets $30 with promo code SIGN

 "Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, this sassy, sultry revue celebrates the remarkable life and talents of a legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. Director Chris Coleman has created “a bright and shining new production … he has knocked out the walls and opened the show to the streets, bringing in the heady Uptown of the Harlem Renaissance and the bleaker days of the Depression Thirties to give the songs a deeper visual and impressionistic context."

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Friday, November 13th at 7:30 pm
Profile Theatre, Alder Stage
1507 SW Morrison, Portland
503.242.0080
(fantasy)
Interpreters: Rich Hall and Dot Hearn
See more information for Ticket Pricing

"Orlando, a young Englishman, sets out to encounter love and adventures with queens and kings, princesses and archdukes, historic poets and fictional sea captains. Riding waves that transcend time and space, Orlando transforms again and again. This epic tale of discovery, based on Virginia Woolf’s novel, crashes through the ages as a whimsical, gender-bending fantasy."

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Saturday, November 14th at 7:00 pm 
Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus
Performing Arts Center (PAC)
12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland

(World Premiere)
Interpreters: Kassie Hughes and Andrew Weaver

Tickets: General Admission: $10, available online. Students, PCC Staff, Seniors, Veterans and PCC Alumnae: $8, available at the box office one hour before curtain time in the PAC lobby

"Set in rural 16th century Japan, where danger lurks everywhere and feudal lords fight for power, Usagi Miyomoto, is a hero worshiping rabbit who yearns to become a Samurai. To do so, Usagi must leave his mother and abandon his friends while studying the ways of the samurai with an eccentric and frustrating sensei, the master swordsman Katsuichi, an aging lion. But once he receives his training, he must struggle against an old friend in a winner-take-all samurai tournament. And upon his return to his home village, he must to confront a gang of bandits, and their leader, a gigantic bear at the grave of his father. Will Usagi prevail? Come and find out, in this play adapted from Stan Sakai's beloved comic book!"
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