Passin’ Art + Remme’s Run
Dmae Roberts talks with Passin’ Art Theatre about their explosive show on race dialogue in Tommy J & Sally by acclaimed playwright Mark Medoff with director Andrea White and actors Marcus Mauldin and Sarah McGregor. Â And in the second half of the show, we hear from playwright Wayne Harrel about the world premiere of his play Remme’s Run Coho ProductionsÂ about Oregon history, featuring a man who raced from Sacramento to Portland.
Tommy J & Sally
By Mark Medoff
Directed by AndreaÂ White
Performances are at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center -5340 N. Interstate Ave, Portland Oregon
Runs throughÂ November 8, 2015
Friday, Saturday 7:30 pm & Sunday Matinees 3pm
https://www.boxofficetickets.comÂ or go toÂ www.passinart.net
for tickets or call 503.235.8079
Purchase ticket online only the codeÂ “Community”
Code is valid through November 1, 2015 Â Contain some strong language, not recommended for children.
More about the play:Â Is TJ who he says he is? Is Sally who she says she is? Or is each who the other says the other is? A black man invades a white woman’s life, claiming she’s someone she says she isn’t. The results are a racial and personal conflagration that changes both the intruder and intruded upon. A modern twist on Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson that unleashes a tsunami of anger and emotion leading to cleansing.
About the playwright: Â Mark Medoff is a playwright, screenwriter, and director. He received a Tony Award for CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD as well as London’s Olivier Award for Best Play. He was nominated for an Academy Award and a Writers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay Award for the film script of CHILDREN and for a Cable ACE Award (now EMMY) for his HBO Premiere movie, APOLOGY. He received an OBIE Award for WHEN YOU COMIN BACK, RED RYDER.
Directed by Â Jamie M. Rea
Technical Direction by Jerry Green
Produced by CoHo Productions with Wayne Harrel
Runs through Saturday, November 7, 2015
Showtimes Thursday – Saturday 7:30pm and Sunday 2pm
All shows are atÂ CoHo Theater 2257 NW Raleigh St. Portland, OR
or call box office at (503)-220-2646
- $28Â Adults
- $22.50Â Over 65/Under 30
- $15 Thursdays and forÂ Groups of 10+
More about Remme’s Run: A high-tech, wild west performance based on the true story of French-Canadian frontiersman Louis Remme who raced on horseback from Sacramento to Portland in six days to rescue his lifeâ€™s savings from a bank gone bust in 1855. Meanwhile, Remmeâ€™s trailhand pals escort his faro-dealing lady love north by steamboat, making their own justice with wit, cunning and crooked cards. This anticipated world premiere is a daring, diverse and interactive adventure ride.
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