an interpreted performance of
by Tanya Barfield
1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
Friday, April 15th at 7:30 pm; pre-show discussion at 7:00 pm
Tickets: call 503.242.0080 to request interpreted section seats
Interpreters: Edwin Cancel and Rich Hall
"Lewis, a highly successful mathematician, has never found himself up against a problem he cannot solve. But underneath his veneer of success lies a soul troubled by questions of personal and cultural identity. On a night of disorienting insomnia, Lewis inadvertently conjures three generations of ancestors and finds he must take in the wholeness of his history and face the life he has chosen. With beautiful songs and haunting imagery, Pulitzer-nominated Blue Door will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to live with – or escape – the past."
The In Dialogue pre-show presentation at 7:00 pm will also be interpreted. Join us on Friday, April 15th at 7:00 for a presentation by Dr. Anoop Mirpuri, Racial Haunting in an Age of Black Ascension.
"Since the 1980s, the ascension of black people within the professional classes, rather than indicating real progress in the fight for equality, has instead presented a major obstacle for working class and anti-racist struggles against economic and social inequalities that in fact seem to be widening. This presentation explores how black art and performance has both purposefully and unwittingly negotiated this problem that has become a defining feature of social and cultural life in America.
Anoop Mirpuri is Assistant Professor of English and affiliate faculty in Black Studies at Portland State University. He teaches and writes about African American literature, the black radical tradition, and the relation between race, capitalism, and criminalization."