The Reed Special Programs office makes available to area high school students and teachers complimentary tickets on designated dates for both the fall and spring faculty-directed Theatre Department productions at the Reed Mainstage Theatre.
Directly following the production, the department offers a “talk back” of the play to the high school students and faculty in attendance. The discussion lasts between 15 and 20 minutes and includes the faculty director, as well as members of the cast and technical crew.
We strongly encourage teachers to accompany their students and ask that teachers make all reservations. Schools are limited initially to 20 student tickets, plus teachers. Please contact the theatre department administrative assistant, Cathy D'Ambrosia, at 503/777-7710 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve tickets. Seating is limited due to the small size of the facility. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and should be made only for the number of students and teachers who are certain to attend.
Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Kathleen Worley, professor of theatre
Thursday, November 8 @ 7:30 p.m., Mainstage Theatre
Based on Thomas Keneally's novel The Playmaker, Our Country's Good is a celebration of the transformational power of theatre. During the second year of the struggling Australian penal colony, a small group of convicts, under the direction of a young officer, staged a play. This play, written two hundred years later, imagines how that might have beeen accomplished and how the effort changed the lives of those involved. The play won the Olivier Award for Best Play and a Tony nomination. Design for this production is by Peter Ksander and Melissa Schlachtmeyer.
The play contains sexually explicit language which may make it inappropriate for younger audiences. Please contact the Special Programs office for more information.
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Catherine Duffly
Thursday, April 11 @ 7:30 p.m., Mainstage Theatre
A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth.
Teachers should make reservations by Monday, April 1, 2013.
Directions to the Reed theatre building.