Venue Details

25 Star Starred
Gerding Theater at the Armory - Main Stage
Portland Center Stage 128 NW Eleventh Avenue Portland, OR 97209
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Downtown portland.
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Quotes & Highlights

“So entertaining and insightful that you’ll never quite listen to a chamber music group the same way again.” —_New York Post _
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By Michael Hollinger

Directed by Brendon Fox

Ex-violist Michael Hollinger trades in his bow for a pen in this a tart and witty chamber piece about the politics and passions that threaten a classical string quartet.

In front of an audience they’re pitch-perfect but behind the scenes the Lazara string quartet is coming unstrung — all on the eve of their first televised performance for the President of the United States. There’s sex, there’s drugs, there’s…chamber music, but the real rewards lie in Hollinger’s insights into the balancing act of drudgery, machination and volatile genius that make a seemingly effortless performance possible.

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.