Clackamas Repertory Theatre concludes its
eighth season with the modern comedy “End Days” by Deborah Zoe Laufer, opening
Friday, Sept. 21, in the Osterman Theatre.
Winner of the 2008 American Theatre Critics
Association Steinberg Citation, “End Days” is a comedy about a family
struggling to negotiate life in an increasingly unpredictable world. The play
combines Rachel, a Goth girl; Sylvia, her evangelizing, born-again mom; Arthur,
her post-9/11 depressed dad; Nelson an Elvis-loving teenager; Jesus, and
Stephen Hawking, and renders the combination hilarious as the family is forced
to make choices about what it holds most sacred when the end might be near. In
fact, if Sylvia is to be believed, the Apocalypse is next Wednesday.
Directed by CRT company member Annie Rimmer,
“End Days” brings back Doren Elias as Arthur. Elias played Tevye in “Fiddler on
the Roof” and George in “Virginia Woolf.” The production also features company
members Jayson Shanafelt as Jesus and Stephen Hawking, and Cyndy Smith-English
Bill Briare, CCC dean of Arts and
Science and former religious studies instructor, will deliver a pre-show lecture: “Eschaton: The End of the World in History
and Popular Belief, " on September 22, 23, 27, 28 and 30. The lecture
starts 45 minutes before curtain.
Debuting on CRT’s stage are former CCC
Theatre Department acting students Emily Robison as Rachael and Michael Lissman
“End Days” runs through Thursday through
Sunday through October 7. Evening performances
Thursdays through Saturdays begin at 7:30 p.m. with matinees at 2:30 p.m.
Sundays. All performances are in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community
College. Tickets may be purchased at www.clackamasrep.org
or by calling 503-594-6047.
For more information, contact CRT managing
director Cyndy Smith-English at 503-594-3915.