futura: Sci-Fi Drama About the Loss of the Printed Word
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An absurdist tragicomedy originally published in 1960, The Caretaker was Nobel Prize-winning writer Harold Pinter's first major success. Frequently likened to Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting for Godot, The Caretaker revolves around the mentally challenged Aston, the fast-talking tramp he invites to stay with him, and Mick (Aston's younger brother, housemate and caretaker). The Caretaker stands as a prime example of Pinter's masterful ability to mix darkness, humor and humanity. For this Imago Theatre production, Jerry Mouawad directs Allen Nause in the lead role. Learn More
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- "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." —<em>Willamette Week </em>
- "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." —<em>The Oregonian</em>
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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.