Sunday, July 20, 2008

regional theater sampler: upcoming

Portland Center Stage
Guys and Dolls, Sept 23-Oct 26, 2008
R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe, Oct 14-Dec 12, 2008
A Christmas Carol, Dec. 2-28
Apollo, Jan 13-Feb 8, 2009 -- multimedia; space program, Nazi scientists and the civil rights movement
How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, Jan. 27-March 22, 2009 (about changing identities; the title says it all)
The Importance of Being Earnest, Feb. 24-March 22, 2009
Frost/Nixon, April 14-May 10, 2009 (the movie comes out in Dec. '08)
Grey Gardens, May 26-June 21, 2009 (musical about two Kennedy-clan eccentrics in the East Hamptons)

Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland --
Blackbird, Sept. 3-Oct. 12, 2008 (child molester and his victim meet decades later)
Eurydice, Sept. 16-Oct. 26 (Sarah Ruhl twists the Orpheus-Eurydice myth)
Holidazed, Nov. 18-Dec. 28, 2008 (couple adopts a Goth teen girl who hates all holidays except Halloween)
Speech & Debate, Oct. 15-Nov. 23, 2008 (three misfit teens in Salem, Oregon, and a sex scandal)
The Seafarer, Jan. 6-Feb. 15, 2009 (Conor McPherson on drinking, gambling, the Faust myth and more drinking)
String of Pearls, Jan. 27-March 8, 2009 (four actresses, 20 roles, family dysfunction)
Distracted, by Lisa Loomer (April 14-May 24, 2009) -- Jesse, 8, has ADHD
Three Sisters, by Chekhov, May 5-June 14, 2009 (adapted by Tracy Letts; maybe they'll GET to Moscow this time)

Seattle Rep
Charlayne Woodard, The Night Watcher (one-woman show), Sept. 25-Oct. 26, 2008
Ken Ludwig, The Three Musketeers, Oct. 2-Nov. 15
Boom, Nov. 13-Dec. 14, 2008 (checking out online personals when you're sure that the apocalypse is nigh)
Hart and Kauffman, You Can't Take It With You, Nov. 28-Jan. 3, 2009
Waiting for Godot, Jan. 15-Feb. 14, 2009
Rollick, Feb. 5-March 8, 2009 (the Ottoman Bigwigs merge '90s Seattle rock with sea shanties and theater)
The Seafarer, Feb. 26-March 28, 2009
Harold Pinter, Betrayal, March 26-April 26, 2009 (adultery in reverse; dir. Braden Abraham)
Chay Yew, A Winter People (Chinese adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard), April 9-May 9, 2009

Intiman Theatre,
A Streetcar Named Desire, through Aug. 2
Douglas Carter Beane, The Little Dog Laughed, Aug. 15-Sept. 13 (closeted gay actor and his agent)
All the King's Men, Sept. 26-Nov. 8, 2008
Black Nativity: A Gospel Song Play by Langston Hughes, Nov. 29-Dec. 27, 2008

Taproot Theater Company, Seattle:
Wing-It Productions, Seattle:

Seattle Shakespeare Company,
Romeo + Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, in the parks through Aug. 3
Henry IV (adapted by Dakin Matthews into a single play): Oct. 23-Nov. 16
Carlo Goldoni, Servant of Two Masters: Jan. 8-Feb. 1, 2009
Jeffrey Hatcher/Henry James, The Turn of the Screw: Jan. 13-28, 2009
The Merchant of Venice: March 13-April 5, 2009
The Tempest: June 4-28, 2009

Company of Fools, Hailey, Idaho:
Violet (civil rights movment in South in '64), Collected Stories and Noises Off all run through Aug. 3
Jack and the Beanstalk, Oct. 8-26
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Dec. 17-Jan. 4, 2009
The House of Blue Leaves, Feb. 18-March 8, 2009

Montana Repertory Theatre, Missoula:

Othello, Our Town, and The Comedy of Errors all run through Oct. 10-12
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus, The Clay Cart, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler; A View from the Bridge; and Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner all run through Nov. 1-2


At July 21, 2008 6:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the different companies announce the actors for the different plays?


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