Artists Repertory Theatre is a significant player in the American regional theater scene, with a reputation for producing innovatively staged, thought-provoking world, national and national premieres. Located at 1515 SW Morrison Street, conveniently located adjacent to the Providence Park Soccer Field MAX Light Rail stop, the facility houses two stages, the Morrison Stage and the Alder Stage.
In addition to staging their own productions, Artists Repertory Theatre offers hospitality to other fine and performing arts organizations with Arts Hub. Through a grant from Oregon Community Foundation Creative Heights Artists Rep is operating Table|Room|Stage, a new play development program focused on creating opportunities for underrepresented talented playwrights.
Artists Repertory Theatre’s 2016/2017 season will present seven diverse productions that deal with issues of family and happiness. The season will include one World Premiere commission by Table|Room|Stage and five Northwest Premieres, including one musical.
Single tickets to any performance are $50.00. Preview performances and tickets for students/under 25 are $25.00. Watch their web site for Pay What You Can first preview performances! Season tickets are also available.
Purchase tickets now for these upcoming delights:
“Trevor” by Nick Jones, directed by Dámaso Rodriguez. Shows September 6th – October 9th on the Morrison Stage. Trevor, a 200-pound chimp who lives with his human “mom” wants to revive his showbiz career.
“American Hero” by Bess Wohl, directed by Shawn Lee. Shows October 4th – October 30th on the Alder Stage. In the post-recession era, a trio of sandwich artists endeavor to find success and happiness on their own terms.
“A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, directed by Paul Angelo (a collaboration with Staged!). Shows November 22nd – December 23rd on the Alder Stage. Join a group of abolitionists, including President Lincoln and Mary Todd, as they find their own path to freedom during the Civil War holiday season. GREAT FOR FAMILIES!
“Marjorie Prime” by Jordan Harrison, directed by Adriana Baer. Shows February 7th – March 5th on the Alder Stage. In this 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama a family struggles with the declining memory of 85-year-old Marjorie, contrasting the life you lived and the life you remember. Watch for the 2016 film adaptation with Jon Hamm, Geena Davis and Tim Robbins.
“Feathers and Teeth” By Charise Castro Smith, directed by Dámaso Rodriguez. Shows March 7th – April 2nd. This new “trilledy” set in 1978 explores the relationship between grief and obsession as young Chris deals with Dad’s new girlfriend (mom’s ex-nurse!), a few freaky little creatures and the boy next door.
“The Talented Ones” By Yussef El Guindi, directed by Jane Unger. Shows April 25th – May 21st on the Morrison Stage (Artists Repertory Theatre’s first new play development commission for Table|Room|Stage as part of the Oregon Community Foundation’s “Creative Heights Initiative”). A World Premiere by Award-winning playwright Yussef El Guindi, “The Talented Ones” tells the story of an immigrant couple, Omar and Cindy, who must confront the decline of both their dreams and marriage, as their “friend” Patrick schemes against them.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, directed by Michael Mendelson. Shows May 16th – June 11th on the Alder Stage. Enjoy this classic filled with delightfully ironic aphorisms as Artists Repertory Theatre reinvents it with an all-female cast! Gwendolyn and Cecily are set on marrying someone named Earnest, but can they overcome their own reservations as they fall for Algernon and Jack, as well as the strict propriety of Lady Bracknell?
For more information and to purchase those tickets, go to http://www.artistsrep.org/onstage/201617-season.
The 2016/17 Artists Repertory Theatre season is presented by Ronni Lacroute/WillaKenzie Estate and David and Christine Vernier with support from The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation. Additional season support comes from the Regional Arts Culture Council, Oregon Community Foundation, Collins Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and Work for Art.