Theatre & Film Festivals
Love, Loss And What I Wore is directed by Sandy Silver (Brighton Beach Memoirs) and promises to provide a unique and intimate theatrical experience. Performed as a “reader’s theatre” Love, Loss And What I Wore features five talented actresses portraying 25 different characters in a series of fast paced monologues, telling real life, funny and poignant stories of pivotal events in their lives and what they were wearing. There are prom dresses, bras, high heels and designer handbags, all with stories to tell.
“I fell in love with this play when I saw it performed while in New Zealand,” says Silver, “and I knew that I wanted the chance to direct it here in Bend. Who among us does not have a “go to shirt”...you know, the one that seems to go with everything...or doesn’t remember getting her first bra, or the humiliation of having to wear an outfit your mother picked out, and no matter how big your bag is you can never fit enough in it! For the actor it is a chance to create some memorable women, for me it is a chance to help get their stories told with honesty and humor in a way that audiences will understand and enjoy.”
Featuring: Susan Benson, Laura Lee Coffman, Patricia West-Del Ruth, Dana Fykerud and Judi Van Houweling.
Stage Right Productions is a nonprofit organization that runs 2nd Street Theater. Founded in 2011, Stage Right Productions’ mission is to cultivate the performing arts and provide a venue, support, entertainment and education to both the creative individuals and audiences in Central Oregon.
Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, with two Sunday matinee performances January 18 and 25 at 3pm. There will a Champagne Reception on Friday January 16 from 6:30-7:30pm. Tickets are $19 adults, $16 Student/Seniors.
Performing Arts students from the Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) will perform Almost, Maine - a wintry tale of falling in, falling out and tripping over love.
An almost small ensemble cast takes on various characters of a community from a town that almost doesn’t exist and almost got organized. Scene by scene, the citizens of Almost tell their heartfelt tales of love and woe, and what they would do for love, almost. “You’re probably going to laugh. You’re probably going to cry and you’re probably going to enjoy it,” said sophomore Katie Bullock, who is acting and helping with costume design. “I’m just really happy to see this department flourish.”
The cast of 10 features eight RPA high school students and two RPA middle school students. “I think that it’s a great play, and we have a great cast and crew to make it work,” said Marli Messner, a seventh grade student at RPA. “I’m also very excited about working alongside high school students, and I can already tell that I will grow from the experience.”
RPA Theatre Arts instructor Tori Miller is directing the play. “It’s a challenge rehearsing and building off-site, then trucking everything over, but this play definitely benefits from having a smaller, more intimate performance space,” Miller said. “As a learning experience for the students, nothing is more educational than performing an arm’s reach from your audience… they see everything!”
Senior Daniel Altamirano, the production’s stage manager, said, “We all have our back stories, and this play taps into at least one thing every audience member can relate to.”
The Performing Arts Department will return to the RPA West Campus in April for the Spring comedy musical, Lucky Stiff. Auditions will be held in February and are open to both middle and high school students.
Friday, December 5 at 7pm
Saturday, December 6 at 2pm and 7pm
Friday, December 12 at 7pm
Saturday, December 13 at 2pm and 7pm
Forest Hall (aka The Printing Post)
639 SW Forest Ave.
General Admission $8
Call 541-526-0882 for reservations
The Panther Theatre Company (Redmond High School’s theatre troupe) will present a music-infused, 60’s-inspired version of Moliere’s classic, The Imaginary Invalid, November 12-15 at the Redmond High School (RHS) auditorium.
This adaptation of the classic French farce, adapted by Oded Gross and Tracy Young for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2011, is sure to remind audiences that laughter is truly the best medicine. Directed by Hilda Beltran Wagner, with production support from Rachel Sarrett and vocal coaching by Russ Seaton, the play features an ensemble of 30 RHS students bringing to life a pop-music score and a non-stop retro-romp of groan-inducing puns, sight-gags, slapstick and a surprisingly sincere message about finding life’s joys.
Set in the 1960s, this adaptation embraces Moliere’s brilliantly satirical look at the medical profession through a script that appeals equally to the heart and the funny bone. In The Imaginary Invalid, Argan (senior Sayre Grant) is the model of perfect health…except for the fact that he thinks he’s chronically ill. And what with rising medical costs, it only makes sense he should see his daughter well married – preferably to a doctor – in order to keep his excessive treatment expenses to a minimum.
The idea meets opposition, particularly from his sassy servant Toinette (junior Sierra Sterrett), when it becomes clear that his daughter’s affections lie elsewhere. Soon the entire household is involved in an elaborate, uproarious plot to protect Argan from his quack doctors and to restore his belief in true love.
November 12-14, 7pm November 15, 2pm & 7pm
Pre-order tickets online at http://redmondhs.seatyourself.biz
In advance (online): $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 K-12 students
At the door $12 adults, $10 seniors, and $5 students