OAD calendar

20 October 2019

Event Type: 
Theatre
(Forest Grove) Interpreted performance of "Orlando"
Sunday, October 20, 2019
2:00pm

"ORLANDO" by Sarah Ruhl, adopted from the novel by Virginia Woolf.
​A comic romp through centuries and genders, and a poignant meditation on identity.
Interpreted performance: Sunday, October 20, at 2:00.
Tom Miles Theatre, Warner Hall, Pacific University campus.
2115 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove
Tickets available at the door; $5 general admission.
Questions may be directed to Gray Ashford: grashford@pacificu.edu

Address: 
Tom Miles Theatre, Warner Hall, Pacific University
2115 Pacific Avenue
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Region: 
Statewide
Event Type: 
Theatre
Orlando - interpreted performance
Sunday, October 20, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm

ORLANDO
From the novel by Virginia Woolf
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl

"Orlando, a beautiful charismatic nobleman, has enjoyed a lifetime of adventures: he becomes the favorite of Queen Elizabeth the First, he dallies with many fine ladies, losing his heart to one mysterious Russian Princess, he wanders Shakespeare’s London and endures the chill of the Great Frost, he travels to Constantinople, where his reputation for spectacular debauchery is indeed vast. But after a nighttime encounter with gypsy, Orlando sleeps for seven days, and wakes to live again -- as a woman. As Orlando adapts her bold, free demeanor to the strict and hampering skirts and expectations of feminine behavior, the changing world around her -- from Victorian England to the busy department stores of the 20th century -- illustrates the mutability of man and woman, and instinct of each to fit their place and time. A dreamy adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s famous tale, Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a magical and poetic dance between gender and through time, a fantastical world in which courtly movement and biographical narration combine to tell the story of a being who lives outside of human expectations, and enjoys twice the experience that humanity has to offer."

INTERPRETERS: Dana Walls and Marie Groshans

Address: 
Pacific University
Tom Miles Theatre, Warner Hall
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Region: 
Statewide
Event Type: 
Theatre
Bakkhai - interpreted performance
Sunday, October 20, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Bakkhai
by Euripides, a new version by ANNE CARSON
Directed by Samantha Van Der Merwe

A stunning, new translation by the poet and classicist Anne Carson, first performed in 2015 at the Almeida Theatre in London

Anne Carson writes, “Euripides was a playwright of the fifth century BC who reinvented Greek tragedy, setting it on a path that leads straight to reality TV. His plays broke all the rules, upended convention and outraged conservative critics. The Bakkhai is his most subversive play, telling the story of a man who cannot admit he would rather live in the skin of a woman, and a god who seems to combine all sexualities into a single ruinous demand for adoration. Dionysos is the god of intoxication. Once you fall under his influence, there is no telling where you will end up.”

Tickets $15-35
INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes

Address: 
Shaking the Tree
823 SE Grant St
Portland, OR 97214
Region: 
Statewide