Stage and Studio on 10/18/11
On Tues Oct. 18th 11am on KBOO 90.7fm, Dmae Roberts presents an all theatre one-hour special with Milagro Theatre, Portland Playhouse and Third Rail Repertory Theatre. We'll explore what the mid-size companies up to this season.
First, Olga Sanchez, artistic director ofMilagro Theatre, talks about Viva La Revolucion: A Celebration of the Day of the Dead. This festive new play runs Oct. 20-Nov. 13 at Milagro Theatre, located 525 SE Stark Street in Portland.
Then, a feature story on Portland Playhouse with Brian Weaver, co-founder and artistic director. We'll hear about their five-play season beginning with Gem of the Ocean by acclaimed playwright August Wilson running till Oct. 30th at the World Trade Center at 121 SW Salmon St. in Portland.
And we'll check in with Third Rail Repertory Theatre. The company is currently producing a controversial play called The Pain and The Itch by Bruce Norris. It focuses on an upper middle class family's response to a stranger in their house and their own culpability for the death of his wife. Artistic Director Slayden Scott Yarbrough will talk about the issues raised and the audience response to this highly charged play.
We'll be offering tickets to the show for the membership drive as well as tickets to Milagro Theatre and Portland Playhouse.
As an added bonus we'll also be giving away copies as thank you gifts for the KBOO membership drive of Portland author Chuck Palahniuk's (Fight Club) new book Damned. Pick up a copy and support the station!
Join us for this special focus on Portland theatre on this one-hour edition of Stage & Studio!
Excerpt of "Damned":
"The closest way I can describe death is to compare it to when my mom boots up her notebook computer and hacks into the surveillance system of our house in Mazatlan or Banff. “Look,” she’d say, turning the screen sideways for me to see, “it’s snowing.” Glowing softly on the computer would be the interior of our Milan house, the sitting room, with snow falling outside the big windows, and by long distance, holding down her Control, Alt and W keys, my mom would draw open the sitting room drapes all the way. Pressing the Control and D keys, she’d dim the lights by remote control and we’d both sit, on a train or in a rented town car or aboard a leased jet, watching the pretty winter view through the windows of that empty house displayed on her computer screen. With the Control and F keys, she’d light a fire in the gas fireplace, and we’d listen to the hush of the Italian snow falling, the crackle of the flames via the audio monitors of the security system. After that, my mom would keyboard into the system for our house in Cape Town. Then log on to view our house in Brentwood. She could simultaneously be all places but no place, mooning over sunsets and foliage everywhere except where she actually was. At best, a sentry. At worst, a voyeur."
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