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.
Fall 2013: PROOF by David Auburn Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize
Proof focuses on Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, Robert, a brilliant mathematician in his youth who was later unable to function without her help. His death has brought into her midst both her sister, Claire, who wants to take Catherine back to New York with her, and Hal, a former student of Catherine's father who hopes to find some hint of Robert's genius among his incoherent scribblings. The passion that Hal feels for math both moves and angers Catherine, who, in her exhaustion, is torn between missing her father and resenting the great sacrifices she made for him. For Catherine has inherited at least a part of her father's brilliance -- and perhaps some of his instability as well. As she and Hal become attracted to each other, they push at the edges of each other's knowledge, considering not only the unpredictability of genius but also the human instinct toward love and trust.
- Directed by PCC Theatre Chair Patrick Tangredi
- Scenic Design by PCC Theatre Manager Dan Hays
- Costume Design by Ashley Smith
- Guest Lighting Designer Peter West
- Sound Design by Malcolm Forbes
- Stage Managed by Julia Meek
- Starring Mel Oegema, Chet C. Wilson, Todd Thomas & Shannon Clumphf
- Fridays Nov. 8 & 15 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturdays Nov 9 & 16 at 7:00 p.m.
- Thurs Nov. 14 Pay-what-you-will matinee 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
- Sunday Nov 17, 2:00 p.m. matinee
- Prices Groups of 12 or more: $5 each!
- General admission $10
- Students, Seniors, PCC employee $8
Note: We do not take reservations for our 400-seat theatre, but groups can call to 971-722-4323 with questions or to ensure seating for your group.
Winter 2014: The Spoon River Project based on Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters adapted by Tom Andolora
In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, the former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for 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 all of their pasts are illuminated.
"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)
Auditions: More info will be available soon, but the auditions WILL include singing and movement as well as readings from the script. Dress for movement.
- Scenic and Lighting Design by PCC Theatre Manager Dan Hays
- Costume Design by Ashley Smith
- Director TBA
- Vocal Direction by Julianne Johnson
- Stage Managed by Colby Newbold
- Fridays March 7 & 14 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturdays March 8 & 15 at 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday March 13 Special pay-what-you-will matinee at 11 a.m.
- Sunday Nov 16 2 p.m. matinee
Note: Students cast in this production will be required to be co-enrolled in TA 180 and a music course TBA (Between 1-4 credits each, with a minimum of 2 credits). Rehearsals will be afternoons and some evenings.
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.
- Friday May 2nd PCC PAC 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday May 3rd PCC PAC 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday May 8th PCC Sylvania ArtBeat. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Friday May 9th PCC PAC 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday May 10th PCC PAC 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday May 11th PCC PAC 2:00 p.m.
Note: For more information about any Sylvania TA production, please feel free to call Patrick Tangredi at 971-722-4323.