Shaking The Tree Theatre & Studio 823 SE Grant St, Portland, Oregon 97214

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Thursday
May
17
2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8pm through Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 8pm
8pm through Sunday, May 20 at 8pm
In CRANE, eight women share the stage with live foliage and video projection in a performance witnessed in-the-round. Moving in configurations ranging from groups of two to clusters of eight, sometimes wearing high heels, the result is a strikingly odd dance that becomes sensual, comical, delicate, and volatile throughout its duration. Choreographed by Artistic Director Amy Leona Havin in collaboration with company members Lyndsey Gray Parsons, Heather Hindes, Jillian Hobbs, Briley Jozwiak, Lena Traenkenschuh, Carly Nicole Ostergaard, and Catherine ‘Caty’ Raupp, the dancers begin with a vulnerable 30-minute pre-performance durational act in which they alternate lounging in dim lighting and striding towards each other with arms of flora. The projection mapping by Joseph Wells and video by Tomás Alfredo Valladares sets CRANE in a kaleidoscope of natural imagery, forming an intimate and ambient stage atmosphere from which the dancers do not exit. In various states of dress, the women lean and fall according to the momentum created by an acute awareness of their bodies and internal instincts. Having thoroughly researched Common Cranes over a 14-month rehearsal period with the help of dramaturge Rachel Levens, the dancers execute migratory behaviors—specifically those of cranes which flock annually North to Israel’s Hula Valley— through winding choreography and task-oriented movement scores. In a flurry of legs, hands, hair, and breath, each woman demonstrates what it is to be one amongst the flock.
Saturday
Mar
5
2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Cygnet Productions announces the premier of its original adaptation of J.M. March’s rhyming epic The Set-Up, at Shaking-the-Tree Theater. Written by the author of The Wild Party (previously produced by Cygnet), The Set-Up, a Jazz Age melodrama, tells a tale of savagery in the boxing ring with nervous, rapidly moving, rhyming couplets. In performance, the piece takes on an ambience and quality unlike anything most have ever seen onstage. Imagine the world of Damon Runyon presented by Homer, in the format of an epic poem, yet, like Moliere, in rhyming couplets. The play takes place in Hell's Kitchen during the late 1920s. It focuses on a black boxer, an imminent champion, whose return to the ring is secretly set up for defeat. Atmospheric, colorful, humorous, and tragic, The Set-Up draws you into a time when boxing, like baseball, was a number one spectator sport. With its unforgiving authenticity and rich detail of character, The Set-Up is a work whose violent action has both root and logic in the characters themselves. Original adaptation by Louanne Moldovan, David Meyers, and Shelly Lipkin Directed by Louanne Moldovan Produced by Louanne Moldovan and David Meyers When:February 12 – March 5,2016 Where:Shaking-the-Tree Theater, 823 SE Grant Street, Portland, OR Tickets:$25 General Admission $20 Seniors and Students Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2484134 https://www.facebook.com/Cygnet-Productions-The-Setup-an-original-adaptation-545200388961640/?fref=ts Principal Cast: ActorsMusician Don AlderAdrian P. Baxter / Saxophone – Flute (OR Music Hall of Fame) Bobby Bermea Hank Cartwright David Meyers Jamie Rea Ted Schulz Michael Teufel Steve Vanderzee Jonah Weston Creative Team: Set Design by Tim Stapleton Lighting Design by Jeff Forbes Costume Design by Marychris Mass Fight Choreography by Kristen Mun
Friday
Mar
4
2016
Friday, March 4, 2016 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Cygnet Productions announces the premier of its original adaptation of J.M. March’s rhyming epic The Set-Up, at Shaking-the-Tree Theater. Written by the author of The Wild Party (previously produced by Cygnet), The Set-Up, a Jazz Age melodrama, tells a tale of savagery in the boxing ring with nervous, rapidly moving, rhyming couplets. In performance, the piece takes on an ambience and quality unlike anything most have ever seen onstage. Imagine the world of Damon Runyon presented by Homer, in the format of an epic poem, yet, like Moliere, in rhyming couplets. The play takes place in Hell's Kitchen during the late 1920s. It focuses on a black boxer, an imminent champion, whose return to the ring is secretly set up for defeat. Atmospheric, colorful, humorous, and tragic, The Set-Up draws you into a time when boxing, like baseball, was a number one spectator sport. With its unforgiving authenticity and rich detail of character, The Set-Up is a work whose violent action has both root and logic in the characters themselves. Original adaptation by Louanne Moldovan, David Meyers, and Shelly Lipkin Directed by Louanne Moldovan Produced by Louanne Moldovan and David Meyers When:February 12 – March 5,2016 Where:Shaking-the-Tree Theater, 823 SE Grant Street, Portland, OR Tickets:$25 General Admission $20 Seniors and Students Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2484134 https://www.facebook.com/Cygnet-Productions-The-Setup-an-original-adaptation-545200388961640/?fref=ts Principal Cast: ActorsMusician Don AlderAdrian P. Baxter / Saxophone – Flute (OR Music Hall of Fame) Bobby Bermea Hank Cartwright David Meyers Jamie Rea Ted Schulz Michael Teufel Steve Vanderzee Jonah Weston Creative Team: Set Design by Tim Stapleton Lighting Design by Jeff Forbes Costume Design by Marychris Mass Fight Choreography by Kristen Mun
Sunday
Feb
28
2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Cygnet Productions announces the premier of its original adaptation of J.M. March’s rhyming epic The Set-Up, at Shaking-the-Tree Theater. Written by the author of The Wild Party (previously produced by Cygnet), The Set-Up, a Jazz Age melodrama, tells a tale of savagery in the boxing ring with nervous, rapidly moving, rhyming couplets. In performance, the piece takes on an ambience and quality unlike anything most have ever seen onstage. Imagine the world of Damon Runyon presented by Homer, in the format of an epic poem, yet, like Moliere, in rhyming couplets. The play takes place in Hell's Kitchen during the late 1920s. It focuses on a black boxer, an imminent champion, whose return to the ring is secretly set up for defeat. Atmospheric, colorful, humorous, and tragic, The Set-Up draws you into a time when boxing, like baseball, was a number one spectator sport. With its unforgiving authenticity and rich detail of character, The Set-Up is a work whose violent action has both root and logic in the characters themselves. Original adaptation by Louanne Moldovan, David Meyers, and Shelly Lipkin Directed by Louanne Moldovan Produced by Louanne Moldovan and David Meyers When:February 12 – March 5,2016 Where:Shaking-the-Tree Theater, 823 SE Grant Street, Portland, OR Tickets:$25 General Admission $20 Seniors and Students Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2484134 https://www.facebook.com/Cygnet-Productions-The-Setup-an-original-adaptation-545200388961640/?fref=ts Principal Cast: ActorsMusician Don AlderAdrian P. Baxter / Saxophone – Flute (OR Music Hall of Fame) Bobby Bermea Hank Cartwright David Meyers Jamie Rea Ted Schulz Michael Teufel Steve Vanderzee Jonah Weston Creative Team: Set Design by Tim Stapleton Lighting Design by Jeff Forbes Costume Design by Marychris Mass Fight Choreography by Kristen Mun
Saturday
Feb
27
2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Cygnet Productions announces the premier of its original adaptation of J.M. March’s rhyming epic The Set-Up, at Shaking-the-Tree Theater. Written by the author of The Wild Party (previously produced by Cygnet), The Set-Up, a Jazz Age melodrama, tells a tale of savagery in the boxing ring with nervous, rapidly moving, rhyming couplets. In performance, the piece takes on an ambience and quality unlike anything most have ever seen onstage. Imagine the world of Damon Runyon presented by Homer, in the format of an epic poem, yet, like Moliere, in rhyming couplets. The play takes place in Hell's Kitchen during the late 1920s. It focuses on a black boxer, an imminent champion, whose return to the ring is secretly set up for defeat. Atmospheric, colorful, humorous, and tragic, The Set-Up draws you into a time when boxing, like baseball, was a number one spectator sport. With its unforgiving authenticity and rich detail of character, The Set-Up is a work whose violent action has both root and logic in the characters themselves. Original adaptation by Louanne Moldovan, David Meyers, and Shelly Lipkin Directed by Louanne Moldovan Produced by Louanne Moldovan and David Meyers When:February 12 – March 5,2016 Where:Shaking-the-Tree Theater, 823 SE Grant Street, Portland, OR Tickets:$25 General Admission $20 Seniors and Students Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2484134 https://www.facebook.com/Cygnet-Productions-The-Setup-an-original-adaptation-545200388961640/?fref=ts Principal Cast: ActorsMusician Don AlderAdrian P. Baxter / Saxophone – Flute (OR Music Hall of Fame) Bobby Bermea Hank Cartwright David Meyers Jamie Rea Ted Schulz Michael Teufel Steve Vanderzee Jonah Weston Creative Team: Set Design by Tim Stapleton Lighting Design by Jeff Forbes Costume Design by Marychris Mass Fight Choreography by Kristen Mun
Friday
Feb
26
2016
Friday, February 26, 2016 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Cygnet Productions announces the premier of its original adaptation of J.M. March’s rhyming epic The Set-Up, at Shaking-the-Tree Theater. Written by the author of The Wild Party (previously produced by Cygnet), The Set-Up, a Jazz Age melodrama, tells a tale of savagery in the boxing ring with nervous, rapidly moving, rhyming couplets. In performance, the piece takes on an ambience and quality unlike anything most have ever seen onstage. Imagine the world of Damon Runyon presented by Homer, in the format of an epic poem, yet, like Moliere, in rhyming couplets. The play takes place in Hell's Kitchen during the late 1920s. It focuses on a black boxer, an imminent champion, whose return to the ring is secretly set up for defeat. Atmospheric, colorful, humorous, and tragic, The Set-Up draws you into a time when boxing, like baseball, was a number one spectator sport. With its unforgiving authenticity and rich detail of character, The Set-Up is a work whose violent action has both root and logic in the characters themselves. Original adaptation by Louanne Moldovan, David Meyers, and Shelly Lipkin Directed by Louanne Moldovan Produced by Louanne Moldovan and David Meyers When:February 12 – March 5,2016 Where:Shaking-the-Tree Theater, 823 SE Grant Street, Portland, OR Tickets:$25 General Admission $20 Seniors and Students Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2484134 https://www.facebook.com/Cygnet-Productions-The-Setup-an-original-adaptation-545200388961640/?fref=ts Principal Cast: ActorsMusician Don AlderAdrian P. Baxter / Saxophone – Flute (OR Music Hall of Fame) Bobby Bermea Hank Cartwright David Meyers Jamie Rea Ted Schulz Michael Teufel Steve Vanderzee Jonah Weston Creative Team: Set Design by Tim Stapleton Lighting Design by Jeff Forbes Costume Design by Marychris Mass Fight Choreography by Kristen Mun
Sunday
Feb
21
2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Cygnet Productions announces the premier of its original adaptation of J.M. March’s rhyming epic The Set-Up, at Shaking-the-Tree Theater. Written by the author of The Wild Party (previously produced by Cygnet), The Set-Up, a Jazz Age melodrama, tells a tale of savagery in the boxing ring with nervous, rapidly moving, rhyming couplets. In performance, the piece takes on an ambience and quality unlike anything most have ever seen onstage. Imagine the world of Damon Runyon presented by Homer, in the format of an epic poem, yet, like Moliere, in rhyming couplets. The play takes place in Hell's Kitchen during the late 1920s. It focuses on a black boxer, an imminent champion, whose return to the ring is secretly set up for defeat. Atmospheric, colorful, humorous, and tragic, The Set-Up draws you into a time when boxing, like baseball, was a number one spectator sport. With its unforgiving authenticity and rich detail of character, The Set-Up is a work whose violent action has both root and logic in the characters themselves. Original adaptation by Louanne Moldovan, David Meyers, and Shelly Lipkin Directed by Louanne Moldovan Produced by Louanne Moldovan and David Meyers When:February 12 – March 5,2016 Where:Shaking-the-Tree Theater, 823 SE Grant Street, Portland, OR Tickets:$25 General Admission $20 Seniors and Students Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2484134 https://www.facebook.com/Cygnet-Productions-The-Setup-an-original-adaptation-545200388961640/?fref=ts Principal Cast: ActorsMusician Don AlderAdrian P. Baxter / Saxophone – Flute (OR Music Hall of Fame) Bobby Bermea Hank Cartwright David Meyers Jamie Rea Ted Schulz Michael Teufel Steve Vanderzee Jonah Weston Creative Team: Set Design by Tim Stapleton Lighting Design by Jeff Forbes Costume Design by Marychris Mass Fight Choreography by Kristen Mun
Saturday
Feb
20
2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Cygnet Productions announces the premier of its original adaptation of J.M. March’s rhyming epic The Set-Up, at Shaking-the-Tree Theater. Written by the author of The Wild Party (previously produced by Cygnet), The Set-Up, a Jazz Age melodrama, tells a tale of savagery in the boxing ring with nervous, rapidly moving, rhyming couplets. In performance, the piece takes on an ambience and quality unlike anything most have ever seen onstage. Imagine the world of Damon Runyon presented by Homer, in the format of an epic poem, yet, like Moliere, in rhyming couplets. The play takes place in Hell's Kitchen during the late 1920s. It focuses on a black boxer, an imminent champion, whose return to the ring is secretly set up for defeat. Atmospheric, colorful, humorous, and tragic, The Set-Up draws you into a time when boxing, like baseball, was a number one spectator sport. With its unforgiving authenticity and rich detail of character, The Set-Up is a work whose violent action has both root and logic in the characters themselves. Original adaptation by Louanne Moldovan, David Meyers, and Shelly Lipkin Directed by Louanne Moldovan Produced by Louanne Moldovan and David Meyers When:February 12 – March 5,2016 Where:Shaking-the-Tree Theater, 823 SE Grant Street, Portland, OR Tickets:$25 General Admission $20 Seniors and Students Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2484134 https://www.facebook.com/Cygnet-Productions-The-Setup-an-original-adaptation-545200388961640/?fref=ts Principal Cast: ActorsMusician Don AlderAdrian P. Baxter / Saxophone – Flute (OR Music Hall of Fame) Bobby Bermea Hank Cartwright David Meyers Jamie Rea Ted Schulz Michael Teufel Steve Vanderzee Jonah Weston Creative Team: Set Design by Tim Stapleton Lighting Design by Jeff Forbes Costume Design by Marychris Mass Fight Choreography by Kristen Mun
Friday
Feb
19
2016
Friday, February 19, 2016 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Cygnet Productions announces the premier of its original adaptation of J.M. March’s rhyming epic The Set-Up, at Shaking-the-Tree Theater. Written by the author of The Wild Party (previously produced by Cygnet), The Set-Up, a Jazz Age melodrama, tells a tale of savagery in the boxing ring with nervous, rapidly moving, rhyming couplets. In performance, the piece takes on an ambience and quality unlike anything most have ever seen onstage. Imagine the world of Damon Runyon presented by Homer, in the format of an epic poem, yet, like Moliere, in rhyming couplets. The play takes place in Hell's Kitchen during the late 1920s. It focuses on a black boxer, an imminent champion, whose return to the ring is secretly set up for defeat. Atmospheric, colorful, humorous, and tragic, The Set-Up draws you into a time when boxing, like baseball, was a number one spectator sport. With its unforgiving authenticity and rich detail of character, The Set-Up is a work whose violent action has both root and logic in the characters themselves. Original adaptation by Louanne Moldovan, David Meyers, and Shelly Lipkin Directed by Louanne Moldovan Produced by Louanne Moldovan and David Meyers When:February 12 – March 5,2016 Where:Shaking-the-Tree Theater, 823 SE Grant Street, Portland, OR Tickets:$25 General Admission $20 Seniors and Students Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2484134 https://www.facebook.com/Cygnet-Productions-The-Setup-an-original-adaptation-545200388961640/?fref=ts Principal Cast: ActorsMusician Don AlderAdrian P. Baxter / Saxophone – Flute (OR Music Hall of Fame) Bobby Bermea Hank Cartwright David Meyers Jamie Rea Ted Schulz Michael Teufel Steve Vanderzee Jonah Weston Creative Team: Set Design by Tim Stapleton Lighting Design by Jeff Forbes Costume Design by Marychris Mass Fight Choreography by Kristen Mun
Sunday
Feb
14
2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Cygnet Productions announces the premier of its original adaptation of J.M. March’s rhyming epic The Set-Up, at Shaking-the-Tree Theater. Written by the author of The Wild Party (previously produced by Cygnet), The Set-Up, a Jazz Age melodrama, tells a tale of savagery in the boxing ring with nervous, rapidly moving, rhyming couplets. In performance, the piece takes on an ambience and quality unlike anything most have ever seen onstage. Imagine the world of Damon Runyon presented by Homer, in the format of an epic poem, yet, like Moliere, in rhyming couplets. The play takes place in Hell's Kitchen during the late 1920s. It focuses on a black boxer, an imminent champion, whose return to the ring is secretly set up for defeat. Atmospheric, colorful, humorous, and tragic, The Set-Up draws you into a time when boxing, like baseball, was a number one spectator sport. With its unforgiving authenticity and rich detail of character, The Set-Up is a work whose violent action has both root and logic in the characters themselves. Original adaptation by Louanne Moldovan, David Meyers, and Shelly Lipkin Directed by Louanne Moldovan Produced by Louanne Moldovan and David Meyers When:February 12 – March 5,2016 Where:Shaking-the-Tree Theater, 823 SE Grant Street, Portland, OR Tickets:$25 General Admission $20 Seniors and Students Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2484134 https://www.facebook.com/Cygnet-Productions-The-Setup-an-original-adaptation-545200388961640/?fref=ts Principal Cast: ActorsMusician Don AlderAdrian P. Baxter / Saxophone – Flute (OR Music Hall of Fame) Bobby Bermea Hank Cartwright David Meyers Jamie Rea Ted Schulz Michael Teufel Steve Vanderzee Jonah Weston Creative Team: Set Design by Tim Stapleton Lighting Design by Jeff Forbes Costume Design by Marychris Mass Fight Choreography by Kristen Mun