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Gerding Theater at the Armory - Main Stage
Portland Center Stage 128 NW Eleventh Avenue Portland, OR 97209
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Be sure to come a few minutes early and write down something naughty you have done, perhaps as a child. These are used as improve input for the show
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A lot of interesting shops in the area, so go early and shop a bit, if that's your thing.
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attended Apr 13 2011

This play was outstanding!!! Great plot, great acting and I had no problem hearing. I would definetly recommend this play to friends. The reviewer that said that the actors were not projecting must have had a hangover or maybe something worse. ...continued

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attended Apr 12 2011

Despite wearing hearing aids, I missed an enormous amount of dialog. I must attribute this to poor voice projection by the actors, especially the young woman violist. It became a chore to watch, and hope that I caught the drift of matters on stage.

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attended Apr 22 2011

A enjoyable evening.....very good acting.....good story line. Also....great seats in the orchestra. We have enjoyed every production we have attended in the Gerding Theatre

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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 _
Check out the PCS blog for more on the show.



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.