Season 12 Shows (2022-2023)
Watch our 2022-2023 season overview presentation here:
Please note: Due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus response, all dates are tentative; shows may be subject to cancellation or postponement.
Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. In short, the familiar, whitewashed story of Pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down for dinner together gets a delicious farcical roasting.
Proof is the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father, and an unexpected suitor. They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof.
In a rural fishing lodge in Georgia, Froggy LeSueur, a British demolitions expert, is trying to put his friend, Charlie Baker at ease. The problem is Charlie is pathologically shy and is terrified at the prospect of having to converse with strangers at the lodge. Froggy tells Betty, the owner of the lodge, that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and neither speaks nor understands English. Froggy then departs for three days. Conversations at the lodge carry on around Charlie much as if he weren't there at all. Charlie learns much and influences what he can,with hilarious results.
Moon Over Buffalo
by Ken Ludwig
Performances: May 5-21 2023, Fri,Sat 7:30 pm/Sun 2:30 pm
Location: Main Stage at Rise Church, 10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard OR
Directed by Kraig Williams
Auditions: Feb 25-28 2023
On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, two actors receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong...
This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and was later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time, and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats, but it doesn’t happen. He leaves the stage a broken man, and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely, old age.