Repertory Theatre’s fourth annual staged play-reading series “Sundays at Three”
continues on April 14 with “A Small Fire” by Adam Bock. Directed by CRT
Artistic Director David Smith-English, the show features CRT company members
Cyndy Smith English and Michael Mitchell, as well as Kevin Michael Scott and
The Sundays at
Three performances feature new works by American playwrights. The shows are a
simplified version of the play, but the actors are carrying their scripts. The
readings include lively post-show discussions, refreshments, and a
behind-the-scenes backstage tour.
“A Small Fire”
follows John and Emily Bridges, a long-married couple whose lives are upended
when Emily falls victim to a mysterious disease. As her senses are slowly
stripped away Emily resolves to remain engaged with her community, relying on
John to help her run her company. But her stoic outlook reaches a breaking
point when the disease steals her hearing, leaving her with nothing but touch
to communicate with the world. Suddenly, she is completely dependent on the
husband whose endless devotions she had always taken for granted.
is...raucous, funny and unexpectedly touching, as we are made intimate
witnesses to a frank demonstration of how much of life, of love and of
happiness remain within reach even when so much appears to be lost.” –The New
Hammerstad will help lead the post-show discussion.
The “Sundays at Three”
series concludes May 5 with “Lonely I’m Not,” by Paul Weitz. All play readings
are at 3 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College. Tickets
are $10 and may be purchased online, at www.clackamasrep.org,
at the door, or by calling 503-594-6047.