futura: Sci-Fi Drama About the Loss of the Printed Word
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The last date listed for futura was Sunday March 27, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Portland Center Stage brings you the latest work from playwright Elizabeth Heffron, who, play after play (New Patagonia, Her Mother Was Imagination, Mitzi's Abortion), has been building one of the most arresting portraits of working-class life in America. Bo-Nita just might be Heffron's most skillful and moving work yet. Life's not easy for Bo-Nita -- it never is for a 13-year-old, especially one who has a dead, semi-ex-stepfather on her bedroom floor. Bo-Nita's name is hyphenated because, according to her mother, "hyphens are all about hanging on and keeping things together." Humor, pathos and a dash of Midwest magical realism combine to make Bo-Nita's journey all the more affecting as she and her mother work to stay together -- and out of jail. Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
- "Nothing in future feels thoughtless: from the Multi-touch-like motions with which Larsen manipulates her presentation to the smashed electronics, broken for fear of bugging, that fill the terrorist hideout. With the help of Mimi Lien’s origamilike scenic design and Casi Pacilio’s buzzing soundscape, Fagan achieves the solidity of place that so often evades theatrical sci-fi." —Willamette Week
- "Harrison’s vision of a totalitarian global corporation controlling information is hardly a new conceit, but he uses it effectively to make us think about the way seemingly mundane changes to the way we communicate can affect intellectual freedom, privacy and meaning." —The Oregonian
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By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Kip Fagan
Jordan Harrison’s last trip to PCS launched a gender-bending, Drammy Award-winning hit with Act a Lady.
This time he returns with a different axe to grind: the future of the words you are reading right now. And "futura"? Well, it’s a font; it’s a love story; but ultimately it’s one rogue professor’s quest to avenge her missing husband – and the lost art of ink on paper.
About the Ticket Supplier: Portland Center Stage
Portland Center Stage inspires our community by bringing stories to life in unexpected ways. PCS produces a blend of classical, contemporary and premiere works, and our annual playwrights festival, JAW. In our home at the Portland Armory we also offer a variety of education and outreach programs, including classes, workshops and partnerships with organizations throughout the Portland area.