futura: Sci-Fi Drama About the Loss of the Printed Word
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"Short and bittersweet" could be the theme of this festival showcasing nine of the short plays and memoirs of the great Sam Shepard. One of America's most talented and popular playwrights of the past five decades -- and a great actor as well -- he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for an Oscar as an actor. Over two programs (each ticketed separately), six directors will present nine of Shepard's works, each backed by live music from a different band each night. The plays scheduled to be presented in Series A are The War in Heaven, The Curse of the Raven's Black Feather, Hail from Nowhere, Just Space, Rhythm and Evanescence, or Shakespeare in the Alley. Series B will include Savage/Love, Tongues and Cowboys #2. 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.” —_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.