OREGON CITY - Clackamas Repertory Theatre begins its fifth
annual staged play-reading series, "Sundays at Three," on March 16.
The featured plays are by contemporary American playwrights and all
are area premieres.
"Falling" by Deanna Jent, directed by Jayne Stevens, opens
the season on March 16. This play explores what it is like to
live each day with a family touched by the challenges of autism.
Playwright Jent, who has an autistic child, challenges the audience
to experience the difficulties of loving and raising a child whose
behavior and increasing aggression is proving to be a danger to
those around him.
April 12 brings "One Slight Hitch," a zany farce by comedian
Lewis Black, best known for his appearances on "The Daily Show"
with Jon Stewart. It is 1981 Cincinnati, and Courtney Coleman is
about to be married in a lavish ceremony. That is until her
attractive, flaky ex-boyfriend shows up, throwing the entire day
into chaos. Add a libidinous sister, an uptight fiancée, a tippling
father and a mother obsessing over shrimp boats, and a riotous day
unfolds. Travis Nodurft directs.
The series concludes May 4 with "Don't Go Gentle," by Stephen
Belber, directed by Annie Rimmer. Facing his own mortality, a
successful, retired judge begins to examine his life, questioning
his actions and his entire moral philosophy. He realizes his
convictions were racially motivated and attempts to help an
unfairly prosecuted young black woman and her son. But in welcoming
them into his home, he risks further alienation from his own
children who have suffered from his unforgiving ideology.
The staged readings are at 3 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre,
followed with talk backs with the actors and director and free
cookies and coffee.
Tickets are $10 each or three for $25 and are available online
at www.clackamasrep.org or
at the box office in the Niemeyer Center. For more information call