Imago Theatre

Location

17 SE 8th Ave.
Portland
,
OR
97214
,
US

Website

Description

IMAGO THEATER Biography Since 1979, Imago has been creating transformative theater that crosses boundaries traditionally associated with language, age and the physical realm. None other than the New York Times said of their work: “Theater like this opens the eyes to the possibilities of exploration in the vast realm of imagination.” The company’s trademark style – which combines masks, dance and slapstick with witty social commentary on the human condition – is the direct result of over thirty years of study, development, and practice. Not easily pigeon-holed, Imago has repeatedly proven unique in its ability to create both popular family-oriented fare as highly regarded as its critically acclaimed (and ambitious) productions for adults. Imago has toured globally for over three decades, with numerous multi-national visits to Asia and Europe. Two of the company’s most lauded production, FROGZ and ZooZoo, have played at Broadway’s esteemed New Victory Theatre while another, No Exit, was revived at Harvard’s American Repertory Theatre and the Hartford Stage Company. Working out of a large 18,000 square foot theatre laboratory in Portland, Oregon, under the artistic direction of Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, Imago’s ensemble of actors, dancers, designers, fabricators and musicians become alchemists seeking fresh perspectives of performance. The company has been honored for mask theatre pieces which have appealed to a wide age range, and for innovative works that push the boundaries of form, design and story. With its ongoing mission to create theater that transcends language, age, and gravity (and other laws of the real world), Imago has repeatedly entertained multicultural, multigenerational audiences with its inventively mind-bending productions. While the company’s approach has long been grounded in the rigorously physical techniques of the late Jacques Lecoq – an influential theater theoretician for whom Imago co-founder Carol Triffle served as assistant --- Imago has developed a distinctly theatrical approach all its own, one that’s equal parts dance, design, circus, music, text, and illusion. Jerry Mouawad’s neo-vaudevillian treatment of Sartre’s existentialist masterpiece No Exit was hailed for its “skin-tingling tension” (Boston Globe) while Triffle’s The Dinner was cited as “the most original and inspired theater you'll see” (The Oregonian).

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Past Events

Saturday
Jun
24
2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Imago Theatre’s The Reunion, Six Characters in Search of the Punch John, her husband, is continually ignored. Delores, his wife, tells all she meets that she’s dying. The soon-to-be-gone and the invisible, Carol Triffle’s motifs, are lightly cloaked in this existential comedy of bad manners at a high school reunion. Triffle’s universe questions, comments, and insults with fire-words skewering each character. All are alone and desperate for companionship yet bound by their aloneness. Live music jolts the absurdity to bubbly heights and side tracks serious moments into comedic ditches. The Reunion can’t be codified and flies like a wild aircraft ricocheting off muddy memories, regrets and the uncertainty of hope. Delores (Danielle Vermette) is an enthusiastic but reluctant pilot of her life. On her one and last night’s voyage, Delores refuses to touch down. Nonetheless, all is good when she lands smoothly, easily and unharmed (almost). The Reunion plays June 9 through June 24 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 and one Sunday performance at 2pm on June 18. Tickets are $10-$20 pay what you will and can be
 purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or
 TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at ticketswest.com.
Friday
Jun
23
2017
Friday, June 23, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Imago Theatre’s The Reunion, Six Characters in Search of the Punch John, her husband, is continually ignored. Delores, his wife, tells all she meets that she’s dying. The soon-to-be-gone and the invisible, Carol Triffle’s motifs, are lightly cloaked in this existential comedy of bad manners at a high school reunion. Triffle’s universe questions, comments, and insults with fire-words skewering each character. All are alone and desperate for companionship yet bound by their aloneness. Live music jolts the absurdity to bubbly heights and side tracks serious moments into comedic ditches. The Reunion can’t be codified and flies like a wild aircraft ricocheting off muddy memories, regrets and the uncertainty of hope. Delores (Danielle Vermette) is an enthusiastic but reluctant pilot of her life. On her one and last night’s voyage, Delores refuses to touch down. Nonetheless, all is good when she lands smoothly, easily and unharmed (almost). The Reunion plays June 9 through June 24 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 and one Sunday performance at 2pm on June 18. Tickets are $10-$20 pay what you will and can be 
purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or
TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at ticketswest.com.
Sunday
Jun
18
2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 2-3:30pm
2-3:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Imago Theatre’s The Reunion, Six Characters in Search of the Punch John, her husband, is continually ignored. Delores, his wife, tells all she meets that she’s dying. The soon-to-be-gone and the invisible, Carol Triffle’s motifs, are lightly cloaked in this existential comedy of bad manners at a high school reunion. Triffle’s universe questions, comments, and insults with fire-words skewering each character. All are alone and desperate for companionship yet bound by their aloneness. Live music jolts the absurdity to bubbly heights and side tracks serious moments into comedic ditches. The Reunion can’t be codified and flies like a wild aircraft ricocheting off muddy memories, regrets and the uncertainty of hope. Delores (Danielle Vermette) is an enthusiastic but reluctant pilot of her life. On her one and last night’s voyage, Delores refuses to touch down. Nonetheless, all is good when she lands smoothly, easily and unharmed (almost). The Reunion plays June 9 through June 24 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 and one Sunday performance at 2pm on June 18. Tickets are $10-$20 pay what you will and can be
 purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or
TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at ticketswest.com.
Saturday
Jun
17
2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Imago Theatre’s The Reunion, Six Characters in Search of the Punch John, her husband, is continually ignored. Delores, his wife, tells all she meets that she’s dying. The soon-to-be-gone and the invisible, Carol Triffle’s motifs, are lightly cloaked in this existential comedy of bad manners at a high school reunion. Triffle’s universe questions, comments, and insults with fire-words skewering each character. All are alone and desperate for companionship yet bound by their aloneness. Live music jolts the absurdity to bubbly heights and side tracks serious moments into comedic ditches. The Reunion can’t be codified and flies like a wild aircraft ricocheting off muddy memories, regrets and the uncertainty of hope. Delores (Danielle Vermette) is an enthusiastic but reluctant pilot of her life. On her one and last night’s voyage, Delores refuses to touch down. Nonetheless, all is good when she lands smoothly, easily and unharmed (almost). The Reunion plays June 9 through June 24 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 and one Sunday performance at 2pm on June 18. Tickets are $10-$20 pay what you will and can be
purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or
TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at ticketswest.com.
Friday
Jun
16
2017
Friday, June 16, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Imago Theatre’s The Reunion, Six Characters in Search of the Punch John, her husband, is continually ignored. Delores, his wife, tells all she meets that she’s dying. The soon-to-be-gone and the invisible, Carol Triffle’s motifs, are lightly cloaked in this existential comedy of bad manners at a high school reunion. Triffle’s universe questions, comments, and insults with fire-words skewering each character. All are alone and desperate for companionship yet bound by their aloneness. Live music jolts the absurdity to bubbly heights and side tracks serious moments into comedic ditches. The Reunion can’t be codified and flies like a wild aircraft ricocheting off muddy memories, regrets and the uncertainty of hope. Delores (Danielle Vermette) is an enthusiastic but reluctant pilot of her life. On her one and last night’s voyage, Delores refuses to touch down. Nonetheless, all is good when she lands smoothly, easily and unharmed (almost). The Reunion plays June 9 through June 24 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 and one Sunday performance at 2pm on June 18. Tickets are $10-$20 pay what you will and can be
purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or
TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at ticketswest.com.
Saturday
Jun
10
2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Imago Theatre’s The Reunion, Six Characters in Search of the Punch John, her husband, is continually ignored. Delores, his wife, tells all she meets that she’s dying. The soon-to-be-gone and the invisible, Carol Triffle’s motifs, are lightly cloaked in this existential comedy of bad manners at a high school reunion. Triffle’s universe questions, comments, and insults with fire-words skewering each character. All are alone and desperate for companionship yet bound by their aloneness. Live music jolts the absurdity to bubbly heights and side tracks serious moments into comedic ditches. The Reunion can’t be codified and flies like a wild aircraft ricocheting off muddy memories, regrets and the uncertainty of hope. Delores (Danielle Vermette) is an enthusiastic but reluctant pilot of her life. On her one and last night’s voyage, Delores refuses to touch down. Nonetheless, all is good when she lands smoothly, easily and unharmed (almost). The Reunion plays June 9 through June 24 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 and one Sunday performance at 2pm on June 18. Tickets are $10-$20 pay what you will and can be
purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or
TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at ticketswest.com.
Friday
Jun
9
2017
Friday, June 9, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Imago Theatre’s The Reunion, Six Characters in Search of the Punch John, her husband, is continually ignored. Delores, his wife, tells all she meets that she’s dying. The soon-to-be-gone and the invisible, Carol Triffle’s motifs, are lightly cloaked in this existential comedy of bad manners at a high school reunion. Triffle’s universe questions, comments, and insults with fire-words skewering each character. All are alone and desperate for companionship yet bound by their aloneness. Live music jolts the absurdity to bubbly heights and side tracks serious moments into comedic ditches. The Reunion can’t be codified and flies like a wild aircraft ricocheting off muddy memories, regrets and the uncertainty of hope. Delores (Danielle Vermette) is an enthusiastic but reluctant pilot of her life. On her one and last night’s voyage, Delores refuses to touch down. Nonetheless, all is good when she lands smoothly, easily and unharmed (almost). The Reunion plays June 9 through June 24 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 and one Sunday performance at 2pm on June 18. Tickets are $10-$20 pay what you will and can be
purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or
TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at ticketswest.com.
Saturday
May
20
2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Director Jerry Mouawad resurrects Imago’s illustrious No Exit set in a new version of the Greek tragedy, Medea, written by Ben Power of the National Theatre of London. In 1998, Mouawad designed a deck suspended in a black void three feet off the stage floor that tips and sways in an abyss. Mouawad’s staging of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit on this floating plane was revived three times in Portland from 1998 to 2009. The slightest move of an actor created highly dramatic scenic shifts – the world of the play in motion. “Set as metaphor!” hailed one critic. In 2006, the production ran at two Tony-award-winning theatres, receiving praise from prominent press. "Superb!" The New York Times; "Great!" Variety; "Wonderfully imaginative!" The Wall Street Journal; "Deliciously entertaining!" NPR. This set design coupled with Power’s version is gut wrenching and powerful. Anne Sorce and Todd Van Voris tackle the leads as Medea and Jason. Playing Closing weekend May 18 to May 20 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, Thursday @ 7:00; Friday/Saturday @ 7:30. Regular ticket prices are $29 to $39; Students/Seniors are $19 to $29 and can be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at ticketswest.com.
Friday
May
19
2017
Friday, May 19, 2017 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Director Jerry Mouawad resurrects Imago’s illustrious No Exit set in a new version of the Greek tragedy, Medea, written by Ben Power of the National Theatre of London. In 1998, Mouawad designed a deck suspended in a black void three feet off the stage floor that tips and sways in an abyss. Mouawad’s staging of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit on this floating plane was revived three times in Portland from 1998 to 2009. The slightest move of an actor created highly dramatic scenic shifts – the world of the play in motion. “Set as metaphor!” hailed one critic. In 2006, the production ran at two Tony-award-winning theatres, receiving praise from prominent press. "Superb!" The New York Times; "Great!" Variety; "Wonderfully imaginative!" The Wall Street Journal; "Deliciously entertaining!" NPR. This set design coupled with Power’s version is gut wrenching and powerful. Anne Sorce and Todd Van Voris tackle the leads as Medea and Jason. Playing Closing weekend May 18 to May 20 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, Thursday @ 7:00; Friday/Saturday @ 7:30. Regular ticket prices are $29 to $39; Students/Seniors are $19 to $29 and can be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at ticketswest.com.
Thursday
May
18
2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Director Jerry Mouawad resurrects Imago’s illustrious No Exit set in a new version of the Greek tragedy, Medea, written by Ben Power of the National Theatre of London. In 1998, Mouawad designed a deck suspended in a black void three feet off the stage floor that tips and sways in an abyss. Mouawad’s staging of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit on this floating plane was revived three times in Portland from 1998 to 2009. The slightest move of an actor created highly dramatic scenic shifts – the world of the play in motion. “Set as metaphor!” hailed one critic. In 2006, the production ran at two Tony-award-winning theatres, receiving praise from prominent press. "Superb!" The New York Times; "Great!" Variety; "Wonderfully imaginative!" The Wall Street Journal; "Deliciously entertaining!" NPR. This set design coupled with Power’s version is gut wrenching and powerful. Anne Sorce and Todd Van Voris tackle the leads as Medea and Jason. Closing weekend May 18 to May 20 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, Thursday @ 7:00; Friday/Saturday @ 7:30. Regular ticket prices are $29 to $39; Students/Seniors are $19 to $29 and can be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at ticketswest.com.