New Plays Featured at Cascade Theatrical Company

Two plays will be presented in March at the Cascades Theatre. Tony Award winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike—a blend of neuroses, absurdity and fun—will run from March 10-26. And Dog sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, which will run from March 31-April 3.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the Tony award for best play in 2013. It’s a lovely day on the farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where siblings Vanya and Sonia live and complain about their boring lives. Their typical morning of drinking coffee and waiting for the daily arrival of a blue heron is interrupted by their prophetic housekeeper, Cassandra, issuing an obscure and dire warning. Then a surprise visit from their movie star sister along with her newest “beloved” turns their lives upside down with the prospect of having to attend a neighborhood costume party where they are to be Masha’s lowly entourage and the recipients of some very upsetting news. What ensues is Christopher Durang’s signature blend of neuroses, absurdity and a lot of fun. The play is directed by Juliah Ray assisted by Eudaemone Jervis Battilega. The cast includes Richard Choate, Lilli Ann Linford Foreman, Deborah Saia, A. Lynn Jesus, Evan Leiser and Izzi O’Keefe.
Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm.
Thursday, March 10 is the play’s Preview Night. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.
On Saturday, March 12, there will be a special section of the theatre where the play will be signed for deaf theatregoers.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (March 31-April 3). When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide coherent speculation, his sister has gone goth, his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.
The play is part of the theatre’s Black Box series that explores the darker, more complex sides of life, love and relationships. It is directed by Jared Rasic.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors (60+) and $13 for students.
Group rates for ten or more are available. Call the Box Office at 541-389­-0803 to make arrangements.
Cascades Theatre
148 NW Greenwood Ave. (between Hill and Harriman Streets downtown), Bend, OR 97701
541­389­0803, www.cascadestheatrical.org

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