Announcing the 2012-2013 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.


If it is raining (or very wet on the ground from nightly rain) on Saturday or Sunday the production of Cyclops will move from it's outdoor location to the PCC Sylvania Little Theatre and have a start time of 11:30 to allow theatre goers travel time from the locations. It's still free!


PCC Theatre AUDITIONS for the Fall 2013 production of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama by David Auburn

  • Thursday May 30 1 pm- 3 pm
  • Friday May 31 10am- 12 pm
    Both days in the PAC

Students may audition on either day, please read the play beforehand, one copy available in the PAC Greenroom. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.


Catherine- 20's-, possibly a genius, possibly mentally ill. We discover her at a turning point in her life after caring for her father until his recent death. She stands poised to share a gift of profound mathematical genius with the world but is reluctant to step into her fathers shoes, for she's seen all of the difficulty that it brought him, and she's a stranger to the mathematics world, possibly unacceptable, and she's retreated from the social world to care for her father, so she's comfortable being a recluse.
Robert- 50's, Catherine's father, professor, genius. Smart, playful, loving, and occasionally insufferable. Wants his youth back so sometimes acts a bit too young for his age.
Claire- late 20's-early 30's, Catherine's older sister, home for the funeral and to convince Catherine to move in with her. The older sister who didn't have the close relationship that Cathy and Robert shared, has moved away and isn't really connected to Cathy, math, Robert or Chicago anymore. Struggles to treat Cathy as normal, doesn't understand her sister's mental illness.
Hal- late 20's-early 30's, grad student, interested in Robert's legacy & Catherine. Struggles with his own lack of math genius, at the end of his reckless youth, a bit of a hipster, a bit of an emotionally naïve guy. In the final scene of the play Hal shows his maturity after being put in his place by Cathy. His grounded-ness is always almost present, but he's often walking into an awkward situation, so he's more often off balance than he is immature or geeky.

Students cast in the TA Fall production "Proof" will be enrolled in TA 180 (A minimum of 1 credit) during the Fall 2013 term.

Rehearsals will begin the first week of the Fall term Tues Sept 24, and run weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm and Fridays from 9:30 am-1pm through opening night Friday, Nov 8.
(This includes Saturday Nov 2 all day Technical Rehearsal and Evening rehearsals Mon-Thurs Nov 4-7)

  • Fridays & Saturdays Nov 8, 9,15 & 16
  • Thur Nov. 14 Pay-what-you-will matinee 11 am.
  • Sunday Nov 18, 2pm matinee.

Students are also expected to work 10 hours in the costume or scene shop to support the building of the play.

Spring 2013: CYCLOPS by Euripides

PCC Theater presents Cyclops posterComically ripped from the pages of the Odyssey, Cyclops is PCC-Theatre at Sylvania's first touring children's production.  The story: Odysseus, the classical hero, has washed ashore on an unfamiliar island, which is inhabited by one-eyed giant (played as a gentle 10-foot puppet) Cyclops, and some very silly companions: Rhyming Pirates, the uptight playwright Euripides, confused shepherds, volunteer sheep, and one very forgetful stage manager.

This 2500-year-old classic has been updated and adapted for children of all ages, and will play for FREE in selected areas around Portland (see below). With a nod to Commedia del Arte, Buffoonery, and classic children's theatre, this production uses audience suggestions and volunteers to round out the goofball antics!


All performances are free and open to the public (except Friday school performances):

  • Thursday, May 9, 11a.m. PCC Sylvania – CC Courtyard (12 p.m. rain date in PAC)
  • Friday, May 10, School performance (not open to public)
  • Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. at Portland Saturday Market (SW Waterfront Park)
  • Friday, May 17, School performance (not open to public)
  • Saturday, May 18, Capitol Hill Library 11 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m. at Portland Saturday Market (SW Waterfront Park)

Coming Fall 2013 to PCC Sylvania Theatre: Proof by David Auburn

For more information about any Sylvania TA production, please feel free to call Patrick Tangredi at 971-722-4323.