Sunday, December 21, 2008

Upcoming out-of-town theater

... with "out of town" defined as outside the distribution area of The Inlander (which extends from Sandpoint south to Moscow/Pullman and from Medical Lake east to Kellogg/Wallace)

in Yakima,
Movin’ Out, Jan. 9-10
The Pajama Game, Feb 13-14
The Drowsy Chaperone, April 17-18 (three performances -- anybody up for a Drowsy Chaperone road trip?)

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You Can’t Take It With You, through Jan 3
The Road to Mecca, by Athol Fugard, Jan 15-Feb 14
(schoolteacher and preacher help their friend, a reclusive elderly artist in South Africa, to plan her future; this replaces the Rep’s production of Waiting for Godot)
Betrayal, Feb 19-March 22
The Seafarer, Feb 26-March 28
Wishful Drinking, April 2-May 3 (performed by Carrie Fisher and directed by Tony Taccone)
Breakin’ Hearts and Takin’ Names, April 9-May 10

Portland Center Stage
A Christmas Carol, through Dec. 28
Apollo, Jan 13-Feb 8
How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, Jan 27-March 22
The Importance of Being Earnest, Feb 24-March 22
Crazy Enough, March 31-June 7
Frost/Nixon, April 14-May 10
Grey Gardens, May 26-June 21

2009 season at
The Year of Magical Thinking
Crime and Punishment
A Thousand Clowns, by Herb Gardner
The American Cycle II (second series of five American plays) in Portland
The Seafarer, Jan. 6-Feb. 15
String of Pearls by Michele Lowe
Distracted by Lisa Loomer
Three Sisters, May 5-June 14

Whitman College, Walla Walla
Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith, adapted from the novel by Gina B. Nahai by Cynthia Croot, March 5-8
(Iranian Jewish framily moves from Teheran to L.A. and encounters an angel)
Medea’s Children, April 8-12
(Swedish playwrights investigate the effects of divorce on kids by using ancient Greek myth)
She Loves Me, the 1963 Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick musical about two penpals in Budapest, 1930
(based on Miklos Laszlo’s 1930s play, Parfumerie, which was also the basis of the 1998 movie, You’ve Got Mail) (Seattle)
Moby Dick, or, The Whale, Feb 10-March 8
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, April 14-May 9
Night Flight, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, June 4-14 (EWU Theater, Cheney)
Never the Sinner, by John Logan, March 4-8
(about Leopold and Loeb)
Three Days of Rain, by Richard Greenberg, dir. Sara Goff, May 13-17, Olympia
Sins of the Mother, by Israel Horovitz, Jan 22-Feb 14
(boy returns to his hometown fishing village, then a mystery; with Horovtiz in residence before it goes to New York)
The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance, March 19-April 11
The American Pilot by David Grieg, April 30-May 23
(He crashes and is captured by rebels; what to do with him?)
Bat Boy: The Musical, June 18-July 18
Mating Dance of the Werewolf, by Mark Stein, Aug. 20-Sept. 12
As You Like It, Oct. 1-24
End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Jan 30-Feb 22
(16-year-old Rachel has a Jesus freak mom, a Jewish neighbor who’s fixated on Elvis and her -- and the Apocalypse is coming on Wednesday)
Of Mice and Men, March 20-April l2
A Wedding Story, by Bryony Lavery, May 15-June 7
(Evelyn’s happily married to Peter, but she has Alzheimer’s,. and their daughter falls in love with another woman at a wedding reception), Seattle
Gee’s Bend, by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, Jan 30-Feb 28
(quilting in Alabama; regional premiere)
Tuesdays with Morrie, March 27-April 25
Around the World in 80 Days, adapted by Mark Brown; May 22-June 20
Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming, by Connie Ray, Alan Bailey and Mike Craver, July 10-Aug. 15
(now it’s after World War II and the Sanders family is still testifyin’ at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church)
Enchanted April, adapted by Matthew Barber from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, Sept. 25-Oct. 24
(four British women vacation in Italy in 1922)

Boise Contemporary Theater,
I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda, by Sonja Linden, Jan 28-Feb 14
(London, 1999: a writing teacher at a refugee center meets Juliette,who’s determined to write a book about her family, who were killed in the Rwandan genocide)

[ image: Dobama Theatre, Cleveland ]

BCT will also present Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, April 1-18 (Boise)
The Comedy of Errors, June 5-July 24
The Seagull, June 12-July 3
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, July 10-Aug. 28
Twelfth Night, July 31-Aug. 30
A Tuna Christmas, Sept. 4-Oct. 3

Company of Fools, Hailey, Idaho
It’s a Wonderful Life: a live radio play, through Jan. 4
Second City Improv on tour, Jan 15-16;
Souvenir (about Florence Foster Jenkins), Feb 18-March 8

Lord Leebrick Theater Company, Eugene
The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl, Jan. 9-31
Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire, Feb. 27-March 31
Suicide Weather, by Jeff Whitty (native Oregonian, alum of U of Oregon; Avenue Q and The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler), May 8-31
(Mom fancies she’s a Noel Coward character, but she’s more like Medea; Dad prefers to read about serial killers rather than talk to his own family)

[ image:; Jeff Whitty accepts his Tony for *Avenue Q* ]

OSF in Ashland,
in the Bowmer Theater:
Macbeth, Death and the King’s Horseman, The Music Man, Equivocation and Paradise Lost
New Theatre:
Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Servant of Two Masters and All’s Well That Ends Well
Elizabethan (outdoor) Stage:
Henry VIII, Don Quixote, Much Ado About Nothing


At December 21, 2008 4:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Drowsy tour will be well worth the trip.

I just saw their designer run and it was wonderful. Made me jealous I wasn't doing it!

At December 21, 2008 8:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it odd, that you're willing to promote shows from out of town... but despite several press releases and info from it, there's NEVER a mention of any activity at Blue Door Theatre.

Is there some kind of personal bias that is influencing this?

At December 22, 2008 8:57 AM , Blogger Bobo the Theater Ho said...

No, just stupidity. I'll get on it.


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