Month: October 2014
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Mr. Speaker, I want to thank one of my constituents, Laura Mason Caldwell of Eugene, Oregon, for her tireless advocacy on behalf of breast cancer patients. In large part thanks to Laura's work, we have a new law in Oregon that requires doctors to inform patients in writing if they have dense breast tissue. - Peter A. DeFazio Click HERE to go to the congressional record.
Greetings! by Tom Dudzick – Director: Don Taco. December 28, 2014 – It’s a miraculous comedy that has become an alternative to “A Christmas Carol” in theatres all across the country. A young man brings home his Jewish atheist fiancé to meet his very Catholic parents on Christmas Eve. With the inevitable family explosion comes an out-of-left-field miracle that propels the family into a exploration of love, religion, personal truth and the nature of earthly reality. ( 3m, 2 f)
The Seafarer by Conner McPhereson – Director: Craig Currier. January 25, 2015 – The play centers on James “Sharky” Harkin, an alcoholic who has recently returned to live with his blind, aging brother, Richard Harkin. As Sharky attempts to stay off the bottle during the holidays, he contends with the hard-drinking, irascible Richard and his own haunted conscience. It was nominated for multiple Tony Awards as well as the Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play (5 m – the director would cast females into male roles.)
Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl – Director: Pat Kight. February 22, 2015 – The play was awarded a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play in 2008. It’s a quirky, surrealistic, hallucinatory and bizarre fantasy. A woman answers the cell phone of a stranger who dies in a café. Instead of turning the phone over to authorities she keeps it and takes messages from the dead man’s business associates, friends, family members, even his mistress. The more we learn about the man the more we realize he was a terrible person who loved himself far more than anyone else in his life. However, the woman’s imaginative reinvention of his character brings peace to his family ( 2m, 4f)
Our next performance is October 26, 2014 – Director: Leigh Matthews Bock, Tomorrow Too: The Brenda Monologues by Don Colburn in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The companion play is Walking with Alice written by Laura Mason Caldwell.