Red Lizard Drama Club - SIGHT UNSEEN - September 17
Posted 04 September 2007 - 04:36 PM
As some of you know, I recently quit my real job to pursue theatre for a while. Somehow now that I am not getting paid I have about three times as much to do.
I am proud to tell you about the first show I have produced. Will you come check it out? Please, pretty please? Ok, here's some key info to whet your appetite:
It's only $5 and includes FREE drinks and food afterwards!
I have organized a season warmup at CoHo Productions that plays the next two Monday nights - September 10 and 17.
This is a staged reading, which means the actors have rehearsed the script, but there is no set, and they read from a script at stands. This is a great play, and it's all in the words, so even though there is no set, a compelling and riveting story will be told. We have four of Portland's top actors involved - these are all people you see at Portland Center Stage and other top local theaters.
So if you are looking for something to do on one of the next two Monday nights, come to my theatre party! Please! It's going to be fun!
Full details below.
Thank you everyone. Your support means a lot.
**CoHo Productions Announces a Staged Reading of SIGHT UNSEEN by Donald Margulies**
As a preview for its season opener COLLECTED STORIES by Donald Margulies, CoHo Productions is presenting a staged reading of another Margulies play, SIGHT UNSEEN.
The cast in alphabetical order:
Christine Calfas as PATRICIA
Chris Harder as JONATHAN WAXMAN
Val Landrum as GRETE
Patrick Wohlmut as NICK
Directed by Jack Featheringill.
Produced by Win Goodbody.
The reading is two nights only at CoHo Theater in Northwest Portland.
Monday, September 10 @ 7 PM
Monday, September 17 @ 7 PM
The show runs two hours and 15 minutes with a short intermission.
Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Please call the box office at 503.220.2646 for reservations.
FREE drinks and refreshments will be provided after the reading. Please come join us as we say goodbye to summer and kick off our fall theatre season! It’s a party.
2257 NW Raleigh Street
Portland, OR 97210
More on SIGHT UNSEEN by Donald Margulies…
In SIGHT UNSEEN, JONATHAN WAXMAN has left the lower middle class Jewish world of his Brooklyn childhood far behind. Now a superstar painter at the top of the New York art world, WAXMAN is in demand and must devote as much time to cultivating his image as creating art. Wealthy patrons buy his future works “sight unseen”, and a publicist manages his social calendar. Despite all the success and financial rewards, something is missing. Surrounded by hype and buzz, WAXMAN has lost track of who he wanted to be.
On the way to a major retrospective of his work in London, JONATHAN stops in to visit former lover and painting model PATRICIA, who is living a spare existence in the British countryside with husband NICK, a bitter English archaeologist. The two give JONATHAN a chilly welcome.
JONATHAN discovers PATRICIA still has an early portrait he did of her at art school. The painting represents everything JONATHAN has lost, and he desperately wants it for his exhibition. However, PATRICIA has never forgiven WAXMAN for discarding her years earlier and does not want her portrait to become yet another vaunted example of JONATHAN’S brilliance.
In a separate storyline at the London gallery opening, German art student GRETE interviews WAXMAN and cuts ferociously to the heart of his beliefs about modern art, fame, the holocaust, assimilation, and the role of the artist in modern society.
Moving backward and forward in time, Margulies expertly assembles the threads of this high octane story into a masterpiece. Arguably his finest play, SIGHT UNSEEN goes like a rocket and won an Obie in 1992. Margulies won the Pulitzer for DINNER WITH FRIENDS in 2000.
Posted 04 September 2007 - 08:02 PM
I'll be there.
Marathon training skulker
Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:49 AM
I think you will enjoy this story. It's really well put together. Theatre is what we have left of the ancient art and cultural form of storytelling. We file into a room, the lights go down. And then the story begins. Anything can happen in the theatre.
From the looks of loof's page count, in a few more months she'll be ready for a reading!
Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:51 PM
Posted 05 September 2007 - 04:44 PM
Oh, be swift to love. Make haste to be kind.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
Posted 06 September 2007 - 11:31 PM
Mim and I will be there to support your show! What great fun!
" A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into an exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5,000 m race after running an easy two miles. Not with me. If I lose, forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself." ~ Steve Prefontaine
" It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~George Elliot
" We have a choice to use the gift of our lives to make the World a better place." ~Jane Goodall
Posted 10 September 2007 - 07:23 AM
Posted 10 September 2007 - 07:31 AM
Next week it is for me.
Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:55 AM
Happy hour before would be fun!
"bonum certamen certavi, cursum consumavi, fidem servavi"
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept my word
Plan your dive, dive your plan
when life gives you lemons, add booze
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