Dmae Roberts presents an extended theatre special with Milagro Theatre, Portland Playhouse and Third Rail Repertory. Explore what the mid-size companies up to this season.
First, Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre, talks about Viva La Revolucion: A Celebration of the Day of the Dead. This festive new play runs Oct. 20-Nov. 13 at Milagro Theatre, located 525 SE Stark Street in Portland.
Then, a feature story on Portland Playhouse with Brian Weaver, co-founder and artistic director.
We’ll hear about their five-play season beginning with Gem of the Ocean, by acclaimed playwright August Wilson, his second to last play. This play is running till Oct. 30th at the World Trade Center at 121 SW Salmon St. in Portland.
Music composed by Peter Bayne was featured in Gem of the Ocean and in the feature story. Listen to more of his music on his website.
And we’ll check in with Third Rail Repertory Theatre. The company is currently producing a controversial play called The Pain and The Itch by Bruce Norris.
It focuses on an upper middle class family’s response to a stranger in their house and their own culpability for the death of his wife.
Artistic Director Slayden Scott Yarbrough will talk about the issues raised and the audience response to this highly charged play. Yarbrough tells us that the talkbacks after the show show Portlanders whose opinions are polarized in how they view the play. A
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