Thursday, December 20, 2007

Megan's Bourgeois Popsicle Stand

Portland Center Stage’s
Now Hear This
invites you to a concert reading of
A play by Jason Grote
December 29, 2007
Noon to approximately 2 pm
@ Portland Center Stage
128 NW Eleventh Avenue (between Couch & Davis)
Admission is free, but space is very limited, so RSVP
Please call Megan Ward at (503) 445-3845 or e-mail
to reserve your seat
If you came to JAW last year, you’ll remember Jason Grote as the provocateur who brought us Box Americana. Jason writes smart, funny and imaginative dialogue that creates a world in which these vivid characters can play. His other plays include 1001, This Storm Is What We Call Progress, and Hamilton Township.
Maria/Stuart is a wild ride with a fabulously dysfunctional family. All families have secrets, but this one includes an inherited shapeshifting spook who faxes in unpleasant truths and has an unslakable thirst for soda. Grote uses Friedrich Schiller’s Maria Stuart as his inspiration, but the play is hardly an adaptation; it jumps off the deep end immediately to veer into terra incognita. Trust me, it’s a comedy!
Our outstanding cast includes:
JoAnn Johnson, Sharonlee McLean, Sarah Lucht, Karla Mason
Julie Jeske Murray, Chris Murray
Stage Directions read by Stefan Kay