Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

2016-2017 Productions

Fall
Almost Maine, by John Cariani: A series of short vignettes exploring love and loss in a town so small it's called "Almost".
Winter
In the Heights: The Tony Award winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway's Hamiton.
Spring
Love and Information, by Carol Churchill: In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know, and cannot know.

Fall 2016: Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine poster

Welcome to Almost, Maine. A town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States – it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just... Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. Almost, Maine: It’s love. But not quite.

Performances
  • Thursday Nov 10, 7pm
  • Saturday, Nov 12, 7pm
  • Thursday, Nov 17, 7pm – Matinée 11am
  • Friday, Nov 18, 7pm
  • Saturday, Nov 19, 7pm
  • Sunday, Nov 20 – Matinée 2pm

Winter 2017: In The Heights

In The Heights poster

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.

Performances
  • Friday March 10, 7 pm
  • Saturday March 11, 7 pm
  • Wednesday March 15, 7 pm
  • Thursday March 16, 11 am
  • Friday March 17, 7 pm
  • Saturday March 18, 7 pm
  • Sunday March 19, 2 pm

Spring 2017: Love and Information

Love and Information poster

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before.

This fast moving play spans nearly 50 scenes in 90 minutes, while a kaleidoscope characters try to make sense of what they know. In the search to know love and information, we're taken on a voyage to better understand ourselves and better love each other. A celebration of what can be known, unknown, and what can be felt.

Performances
  • Friday May 5, 7pm
  • Saturday May 6, 7pm
  • Thursday May 11, 11am
  • Friday May 12, 7pm
  • Saturday May 13, 7pm
  • Sunday May 14, 2pm