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Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 7:30-10pm
Press Release Press Release For Immediate Release +Street Scenes presents Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas. It will open at the new Chapel Theatre in Milwaukie on December 6th and will run through December 22nd. Stephen King called it “Scary, entertaining, suspenseful…” Focusing on the Nebula Award winning novella Unicorn Tapestry, it is the story of a psychotherapist, Dr. Floria Landauer, and her troubling relationship with her patient, Dr. Edward Lewis Weyland. At a time when bipolar disorder was referred to as manic depression and PTSD was referred to as battle fatigue, she struggles to determine the root cause of his delusion that he is a vampire. When she discovers the shocking source, the ultimate confrontation is inevitable. Adapted and directed by Tobias Andersen, this production will be a suspenseful evening of theater. This show has adult content and is not recommended for children. Ms. Charnas will be attending the opening night performance! December 6 - December 22, 2018 7:30 PM / Sundays 5 PM Admission is $20 - $30. Run-time is an hour and forty-five minutes. Contact Michael Streeter at CWPeducation@gmail.com for further information. A superior, grandly detailed vampire story that takes the torment of its monstrous hero very seriously indeed... Like all the very best monster-fiction writers in the Frankenstein tradition, Charnas uses the inhuman condition to explore the specialness of humankind — and the result is both a gripping psychological portrait and smashingly deft entertainment. — Kirkus Reviews ...Charnas' view of her protagonist is unswervingly unsentimental, and... her denouement is savage and intense and brilliantly satisfying. ...Charnas' writing is also rich and impressive: she seems equally at home on a college campus, in the office of a professional therapist, in the emotions of a 14-year-old boy, and in the music and story of Tosca. The novel works on many levels — as pure adventure, as social description, as psychological drama, and as a passionate exploration of the web that links instinct, morality, and culture. It is a serious, startling, and revolutionary work, and I recommend it to all comers. — Washington Post
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30pm through Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10pm
7:30pm through Saturday, December 1 at 10pm
+Street Scenes presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. It will open at the new Chapel Theatre in Milwaukie on November 9th and it will run through December 1st. The New York Times recently selected Topdog/Underdog as the best American play of the last 25 years. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/31/theater/best-25-plays.html?smid=fb-share The story of sibling rivalry is told with African-American brothers that grapple in a turbulent relationship punctuated with dark humor. Their names, ironically, are Lincoln and Booth. Each brother loves the other, but each wants to be on top. The play explores themes of family dynamics in a compelling fashion. Co-directed by Bobby Bermea and Jamie M. Rea and featuring La’Tevin Alexander as Lincoln and Curtis Maxey Jr. as Booth, this production will be a fascinating evening of theater. This show has adult content and is not recommended for children. November 9 - December 1, 2018 7:30 PM / Sundays 5 PM Admission is $15 - $30. Tickets will be available at the door or may be purchased at www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=329383 Run-time is two and a half hours including a fifteen-minute intermission. Contact Michael Streeter at CWPeducation@gmail.com for further information.