Presented in Collaboration with CoHo Productions The reading of two plays by Adrienne Kennedy on July 18-19 will be in the Artists Rep building. The a reading of The Book of Grace by Suzan-Lori Parks on July 25-26 will be at CoHo on NW Raleigh Street. The Tuesday night performances (July 19 and July 26) will be interpreted. The tickets are free, but reservations are encouraged.
An Evening of One Acts: . Electra . June and Jean In Concert (Concert of Their Lives) By Adrienne Kennedy Directed by Arlena Barnes
*date* Interpreted on Tues. July 19th at 7:30pm
*location* Artists Repertory on the Morrison stage, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
In Electra, daughter seeks revenge upon the mother who killed her father. Her long lost brother returns and is persuaded to commit an act of terrible violence, leaving both bereft and conflicted. This muscular, poetic and unflinching adaptation of Euripides Electra explores the the complexities of grief, vengeance and love within a family. Drawing on Kennedy’s memoir People Who Led to My Plays, June and Jean In Concert (A Concert of their Lives) introduces us to aspiring writers, June and Jean, twin sisters growing up in Cleveland during World War II, then skips forwards and backwards through time, showing flashes of an everyday family touched by disappointment, tragedy and beauty
The Book of Grace
By Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Arlena Barnes
*date* Interpreted Tues July 26th at 7:30 pm
*location*CoHo Productions, 2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR
Encouraged by his stepmother Grace to return home to South Texas, young Buddy reunites with his father Vet, a border patrol agent. The prodigal son confronts his father and everyday life erupts into a battle for personal survival. At once fiercely intimate and explosive, this truly original play finds three people bound together by longing, passion and ambition.