Announcing the 2013-2014 Season
PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center Theater (PAC) | 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR 97219
In addition to offering a full range of theatre arts classes, Portland Community College produces three mainstage productions each season. These shows are staged in our state-of-the-art, 400-seat Performing Arts Center located at the Sylvania campus.
Winter 2014: The Spoon River Project
In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, the former residents of the small but complex town of Spoon River examine their lives and longings for who they were and what might have been.
As the citizens reflect on the dreams, secrets, and regrets of their lives, they paint a gritty and honest portrait of the town as their pasts are illuminated.
Coupled together with beautiful songs of the late 19th century, and costumes of the period, this production will take audiences back to a simpler time and place, but the complexities of the human heart are revealed to have been just as mysterious, beautiful and engaging.
Often compared to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, this American masterpiece is an Oregon premiere!
Please join us for this exciting, thoughtful and moving theatrical experience.
Directed by Guest Director Julie Akers, Vocal and Music Direction by PCC Instructor Julianne Johnson-Weiss.
Designed and built by PCC's Winston Bischoff, Dan Hays, Frances Marsh, Ashley Smith, Diane Trapp,. Scenic Designed by PCC alumnae Jenni Jennings. Sound by David Gartlett.
Starring PCC students Hailey Byers-Balmer, Alexandra Clark, Lauren Darm, Erika Donohue, Daniel Erwin, Diana Foote, Zach Gaumond, Ian Hale, Mike McRae, Christian Poindexter, Caitlin Portinga,Gabriel Reyes, and Marcos Tunes.
Crewed by advanced PCC Technical Theatre students: Danielle Bash, Dave Garlett, Kyle Menzies, and stage managed by Colby Newbold. Assistant to the Director Jennifer Landers.
"We may live in a very different world than that of Spoon River, but Masters' truths about the human condition are eternal. The Spoon River Project delivers them with love, care, and rich, enveloping atmosphere. I'm so glad I went."
—Erik Haagensen, Backstage (Critics' Pick)
- Friday March 7, 7:30pm
- Saturdays March 8 & 15, 7:30pm
- Thursday and Friday March 13 and 14 Special pay-what-you-will matinee 11am
- Sunday March 16, Closing performance 2pm
- General Admission: $10
- Students, Seniors, (PCC Staff): $8
- Groups of 12 or more: $5 per person (please call 971-722-4323 to arrange)
Spring 2014: The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard
Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be the missing first-string critic. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdboot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.
"The Real Inspector Hound is one of the funniest and most brilliant short plays in the language It makes the theatre a place of liberating laughter." - London Sunday Times
"Brilliant." - Daily Telegraph
"Really funny." - Daily Mail
"Some of Stoppard's best writing." - Herald Tribune
Auditions: Students may attend either Monday March 10 from 3-5 pm or Tuesday March 11 from 1:30-3 pm in the PAC. One 1-minute contemporary comedic monologue is suggested, but not required. Cold readings will be provided.
The Real Inspector Hound Rehearsal Schedule
Spring Term Weekly Rehearsals
Monday March 31 – Thursday May 1, 2014
|Mondays & Wednesdays||Call: 3-6pm|
|Tuesdays & Thursdays||Call: 1:30-3pm|
|Saturday April 19||Call: 9am-TBA (Work day)|
Note: Not all called at once—individual actors will be scheduled by scenes and posted on basecamp.
Technical Rehearsals Week
Saturday April 26 – Thurs May 1
|Saturday April 26||Call: Q-2-Q 9am-9pm|
|Sunday, April 27||Call: TBA as needed|
|Monday April 28||Call: 3-9pm 1ST DRESS|
|Tuesday April 29||Call: 3-9pm 2ND DRESS|
|Wednesday April 30||Call: 5-10pm FINAL DRESS|
|Thursday May 1||Call: 5-10pm PREVIEW|
Note: All called during tech week and performances. These are required for the good of the production as a whole. Absences create significant difficulties for others. Anticipate evening class absences and notify instructors during the first week of classes.
Friday May 2 – Sunday May 11
- Friday, May 2nd, PCC PAC, 7pm
- Saturday, May 3rd, PCC PAC, 7pm
- Thursday, May 8th, PCC Sylvania ArtBeat, 11am-12:30pm (Matinee)
- Friday, May 9th, PCC PAC, 7pm (Matinee)
- Saturday, May 10th, PCC PAC, 7pm
- Sunday, May 11th, PCC PAC, 2pm
Note: For more information about any Sylvania TA production, please feel free to call Patrick Tangredi at 971-722-4323.