Venue Details

9 Star Starred
Gerding Theater at the Armory - Ellyn Bye Studio
Portland Center Stage 128 NW Eleventh Avenue Portland, OR 97209
503-445-3700
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Reviews & Ratings

5 ratings
3.6 average rating
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11 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 08 2011

Blah! Not worth the time or money.

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15 reviews
17 stars
attended Mar 22 2011

VERY good, don't miss this! Quite thought provoking.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

Interesting throughout. good production values for small theater space. Not quite standing ovation material.

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More Information

Website

http://www.pcs.org/futura

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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Description

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.