Chapel Theatre Grand Opening!
Chapel Theatre Collective makes its performance debut; this new theatre company comprises Jason Glick, Danielle Weathers, and Illya Torres-Garner, three Portland actors that met during their performance of Davita’s Harp with the Jewish Theatre Collaborative. They will perform Stuck, a play by Audrey Cefaly:
Bob and Betty are out on their second date when things go terrible wrong. Eager for acceptance, Bob pretends to be more than he is. Betty, new to the world of dating, struggles to calibrate as she lurches forward into the unknown. The play won the Silver Spring Stage One-Act Festival in 2011, the Maryland One-Act Festival in 2011, and the Eastern States One-Act Festival in 2011.
TriptheDark Dance Company is Chapel Theatre’s resident dance company. The company has been performing in Portland since 2010 and focuses on storytelling through contemporary dance. They will bring back pieces from their 2016 show Dance of the Dream Man: A Twin Peaks Story. If you, like us, were super pumped that a new season of Twin Peaks came out this year, this is your opportunity to continue your obsession. Even if you’ve never seen Twin Peaks, this performance is worth your time.
My Turn: A Claire Underwood Story
We’ve all seen what happens when political labels and ego become more important than productivity, progress, and the health of a nation. How do we unite against a common enemy when communication is no longer effective?
TRIPTHEDARK DANCE COMPANY is using the story of CLAIRE UNDERWOOD from HOUSE OF CARDS to explore communication breakdown in politics. CLAIRE has recently come into power as President of United States, but her early idealism has been corrupted by power. Throughout THREE ACTS that include theater, puppetry and dance, MY TURN delves into CONGRESS’ struggles to defeat CLAIRE and work together despite their fragile egos and misplaced loyalties.
Past TRIPTHEDARK shows have explored the dark comedy of TWIN PEAKS (DANCE OF THE DREAM MAN), popular 80s films (I CARRIED A WATERMELON and DANCE MAGIC) and fairy tales (THE WOLF CHILD’S MOTHER and JUST RIGHT). For MY TURN, they are reuniting with local playwright ELLEN MARGOLIS, who will direct ACT ONE’S theater performance. ACT TWO will feature movement and theatrics directed by DIANA SCHULTZ, and ACT THREE will complete the circle with a dance production directed and performed by TRIPTHEDARK DANCE COMPANY.
MY TURN will also be TRIPTHEDARK’S inaugural show in their new home, CHAPEL THEATRE. Beer, wine and delicious in-house pizza and sandwiches from SECRET PIZZA SOCIETY will be available for purchase.
- Fridays and Saturdays, April 13 – 28
- $15 advance, $18 at the door
- Purchase tickets here