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).

Future Events

Friday
Mar
1
2019
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30pm through Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:30pm
7:30pm through Saturday, May 25 at 9:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Leonard Cohen is Dead -- Crime is acceptable and dead singers lead the world. Physical, explosive and with the mania of a Richard Foreman wild universe, Jerry Mouawad's newest original mash-up takes influences from Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Jean Genet’s Splendid's and sci-fi horror. (This play has nothing to do with the real Leonard Cohen.) To Fly Again -- Mad Max, Ionesco and Beckett are inspirations for Mouawad’s desert playground where "there is nothing to be done." A revival of last spring’s smash hit, four dancers and a roaming percussionist clash and collide with a clan of four clowns (à la Marx Brothers) in a beautiful, yet barren, landscape. Pebble -- Creator of The Reunion, The Dinner and Fallout, Carol Triffle puts up her latest work Pebble—a world where a brother interrogates his sister in a mysterious who-not-done-it and she leaves him with only “I’ll tell you later, kid.”

Past Events

Sunday
Jan
6
2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 2-3:30pm
2-3:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Premiering this Holiday season in Imago’s acclaimed production of ZooZoo will be “The Magic Cloth”- A new work created by Imago and designed by Michael Curry co-designer of puppets and masks for Disney’s Broadway production of "The Lion King." Imago Theatre, best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions, is proud to announce the return of its family hit ZooZoo, which combines mime, dance, music and special effects. Featured creatures include Polar Bears, Bug Eyes, Anteaters, Frogs, Hippos and Penguins. Recommended for 3 and older Tickets may be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581, TicketsWest at 503.224.8499, online at TicketsWest.com (now with no online per ticket fees), or at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Child (3-16): $15.50 Youth (17-25)/Seniors (65+): $26.50 Adults $34.50 Purchase tickets by Halloween and receive 20% off regular ticket prices. Purchase tickets by Thanksgiving and receive 10% off regular ticket prices. For more information about Imago, visit us online at www.imagotheatre.com.
Saturday
Jan
5
2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 3-4:30pm
3-4:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Premiering this Holiday season in Imago’s acclaimed production of ZooZoo will be “The Magic Cloth”- A new work created by Imago and designed by Michael Curry co-designer of puppets and masks for Disney’s Broadway production of "The Lion King." Imago Theatre, best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions, is proud to announce the return of its family hit ZooZoo, which combines mime, dance, music and special effects. Featured creatures include Polar Bears, Bug Eyes, Anteaters, Frogs, Hippos and Penguins. Recommended for 3 and older Tickets may be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581, TicketsWest at 503.224.8499, online at TicketsWest.com (now with no online per ticket fees), or at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Child (3-16): $15.50 Youth (17-25)/Seniors (65+): $26.50 Adults $34.50 Purchase tickets by Halloween and receive 20% off regular ticket prices. Purchase tickets by Thanksgiving and receive 10% off regular ticket prices. For more information about Imago, visit us online at www.imagotheatre.com.
Friday
Jan
4
2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Premiering this Holiday season in Imago’s acclaimed production of ZooZoo will be “The Magic Cloth”- A new work created by Imago and designed by Michael Curry co-designer of puppets and masks for Disney’s Broadway production of "The Lion King." Imago Theatre, best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions, is proud to announce the return of its family hit ZooZoo, which combines mime, dance, music and special effects. Featured creatures include Polar Bears, Bug Eyes, Anteaters, Frogs, Hippos and Penguins. Recommended for 3 and older Tickets may be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581, TicketsWest at 503.224.8499, online at TicketsWest.com (now with no online per ticket fees), or at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Child (3-16): $15.50 Youth (17-25)/Seniors (65+): $26.50 Adults $34.50 Purchase tickets by Halloween and receive 20% off regular ticket prices. Purchase tickets by Thanksgiving and receive 10% off regular ticket prices. For more information about Imago, visit us online at www.imagotheatre.com.
Tuesday
Jan
1
2019
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 from 3-4:30pm
3-4:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Premiering this Holiday season in Imago’s acclaimed production of ZooZoo will be “The Magic Cloth”- A new work created by Imago and designed by Michael Curry co-designer of puppets and masks for Disney’s Broadway production of "The Lion King." Imago Theatre, best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions, is proud to announce the return of its family hit ZooZoo, which combines mime, dance, music and special effects. Featured creatures include Polar Bears, Bug Eyes, Anteaters, Frogs, Hippos and Penguins. Recommended for 3 and older Tickets may be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581, TicketsWest at 503.224.8499, online at TicketsWest.com (now with no online per ticket fees), or at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Child (3-16): $15.50 Youth (17-25)/Seniors (65+): $26.50 Adults $34.50 Purchase tickets by Halloween and receive 20% off regular ticket prices. Purchase tickets by Thanksgiving and receive 10% off regular ticket prices. For more information about Imago, visit us online at www.imagotheatre.com.
Monday
Dec
31
2018
Monday, December 31, 2018 from 3-4:30pm
3-4:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Premiering this Holiday season in Imago’s acclaimed production of ZooZoo will be “The Magic Cloth”- A new work created by Imago and designed by Michael Curry co-designer of puppets and masks for Disney’s Broadway production of "The Lion King." Imago Theatre, best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions, is proud to announce the return of its family hit ZooZoo, which combines mime, dance, music and special effects. Featured creatures include Polar Bears, Bug Eyes, Anteaters, Frogs, Hippos and Penguins. Recommended for 3 and older Tickets may be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581, TicketsWest at 503.224.8499, online at TicketsWest.com (now with no online per ticket fees), or at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Child (3-16): $15.50 Youth (17-25)/Seniors (65+): $26.50 Adults $34.50 Purchase tickets by Halloween and receive 20% off regular ticket prices. Purchase tickets by Thanksgiving and receive 10% off regular ticket prices. For more information about Imago, visit us online at www.imagotheatre.com.
Sunday
Dec
30
2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 2-3:30pm
2-3:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Premiering this Holiday season in Imago’s acclaimed production of ZooZoo will be “The Magic Cloth”- A new work created by Imago and designed by Michael Curry co-designer of puppets and masks for Disney’s Broadway production of "The Lion King." Imago Theatre, best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions, is proud to announce the return of its family hit ZooZoo, which combines mime, dance, music and special effects. Featured creatures include Polar Bears, Bug Eyes, Anteaters, Frogs, Hippos and Penguins. Recommended for 3 and older Tickets may be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581, TicketsWest at 503.224.8499, online at TicketsWest.com (now with no online per ticket fees), or at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Child (3-16): $15.50 Youth (17-25)/Seniors (65+): $26.50 Adults $34.50 Purchase tickets by Halloween and receive 20% off regular ticket prices. Purchase tickets by Thanksgiving and receive 10% off regular ticket prices. For more information about Imago, visit us online at www.imagotheatre.com.
Saturday
Dec
29
2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 3-4:30pm
3-4:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Premiering this Holiday season in Imago’s acclaimed production of ZooZoo will be “The Magic Cloth”- A new work created by Imago and designed by Michael Curry co-designer of puppets and masks for Disney’s Broadway production of "The Lion King." Imago Theatre, best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions, is proud to announce the return of its family hit ZooZoo, which combines mime, dance, music and special effects. Featured creatures include Polar Bears, Bug Eyes, Anteaters, Frogs, Hippos and Penguins. Recommended for 3 and older Tickets may be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581, TicketsWest at 503.224.8499, online at TicketsWest.com (now with no online per ticket fees), or at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Child (3-16): $15.50 Youth (17-25)/Seniors (65+): $26.50 Adults $34.50 Purchase tickets by Halloween and receive 20% off regular ticket prices. Purchase tickets by Thanksgiving and receive 10% off regular ticket prices. For more information about Imago, visit us online at www.imagotheatre.com.
Saturday, December 29, 2018 from noon-1:30pm
noon-1:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Premiering this Holiday season in Imago’s acclaimed production of ZooZoo will be “The Magic Cloth”- A new work created by Imago and designed by Michael Curry co-designer of puppets and masks for Disney’s Broadway production of "The Lion King." Imago Theatre, best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions, is proud to announce the return of its family hit ZooZoo, which combines mime, dance, music and special effects. Featured creatures include Polar Bears, Bug Eyes, Anteaters, Frogs, Hippos and Penguins. Recommended for 3 and older Tickets may be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581, TicketsWest at 503.224.8499, online at TicketsWest.com (now with no online per ticket fees), or at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Child (3-16): $15.50 Youth (17-25)/Seniors (65+): $26.50 Adults $34.50 Purchase tickets by Halloween and receive 20% off regular ticket prices. Purchase tickets by Thanksgiving and receive 10% off regular ticket prices. For more information about Imago, visit us online at www.imagotheatre.com.
Friday
Dec
28
2018
Friday, December 28, 2018 from 3-4:30pm
3-4:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Premiering this Holiday season in Imago’s acclaimed production of ZooZoo will be “The Magic Cloth”- A new work created by Imago and designed by Michael Curry co-designer of puppets and masks for Disney’s Broadway production of "The Lion King." Imago Theatre, best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions, is proud to announce the return of its family hit ZooZoo, which combines mime, dance, music and special effects. Featured creatures include Polar Bears, Bug Eyes, Anteaters, Frogs, Hippos and Penguins. Recommended for 3 and older Tickets may be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581, TicketsWest at 503.224.8499, online at TicketsWest.com (now with no online per ticket fees), or at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Child (3-16): $15.50 Youth (17-25)/Seniors (65+): $26.50 Adults $34.50 Purchase tickets by Halloween and receive 20% off regular ticket prices. Purchase tickets by Thanksgiving and receive 10% off regular ticket prices. For more information about Imago, visit us online at www.imagotheatre.com.
Friday, December 28, 2018 from noon-1:30pm
noon-1:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Premiering this Holiday season in Imago’s acclaimed production of ZooZoo will be “The Magic Cloth”- A new work created by Imago and designed by Michael Curry co-designer of puppets and masks for Disney’s Broadway production of "The Lion King." Imago Theatre, best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions, is proud to announce the return of its family hit ZooZoo, which combines mime, dance, music and special effects. Featured creatures include Polar Bears, Bug Eyes, Anteaters, Frogs, Hippos and Penguins. Recommended for 3 and older Tickets may be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581, TicketsWest at 503.224.8499, online at TicketsWest.com (now with no online per ticket fees), or at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Child (3-16): $15.50 Youth (17-25)/Seniors (65+): $26.50 Adults $34.50 Purchase tickets by Halloween and receive 20% off regular ticket prices. Purchase tickets by Thanksgiving and receive 10% off regular ticket prices. For more information about Imago, visit us online at www.imagotheatre.com.