A Small Fire

Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
"A Small Fire" at Portland Center Stage & "Tartuffe" at Post 5 Theatre

Dmae Roberts features Portland Center Stage's A Small Fire by  Adam Bock. We'll talk with the two lead actors. Peggy J. Scott and Tom Bloom. in the play to talk about what happens to two people when a partner falls ill.  Both have extensive careers in regional theatre and well-known films and television appearances. In the latter part of the show, Portland veteran actor Tobias Anderson joins us to talk about directing a Moliere's Tartuffe, Texan-style. Also ticket giveaways!  

A Small Fire follows John and Emily Bridges, a long-married couple whose happy, middle-class lives are upended when Emily is overcome by a mysterious disease. As this indomitable woman’s senses are slowly stripped away—smell, taste, sight—she finds herself suddenly and completely dependent on the husband whose endless devotions she had always taken for granted, and their lives transform in ways neither could have imagined. By Adam Bock, the author of The Receptionist; directed by Rose Riordan, Feb. 22 through Mar. 23 on the Main Stage.

By the author of The Receptionist and The Thugs. PCS audiences will recognize the complete originality and deep humanity to be found in Bock’s characters.

Performance times:

Tuesday - Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. 
Thursday matinees at noon


128 NW Eleventh Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 | 503-445-3700

And in the second half of the show, Dmae talks with director Tobias Andersen about Moliere's classic comedy, Tartuffe. Instead of being set in 17th century France, this adaptation takes place in the heart of a fictional Texas. We'll find out why and how and also do a ticket giveaway!

Post5 Theatre presents it's Southern take on Molière's classic, Tartuffe, translated by Contance Congdon and directed by Tobias Andersen. This version of Tartuffe is set on the back porch or Orgon's vast estate in Molière, Texas. When the well-meaning but somewhat naive patriarch Orgon (Keith Cable) invites the hypocritical, sceming Tartuffe (Garland Lyons) to cohabitate, it's up to the rest of his family to expose the fake fervor of Tartuffe before Tartuffe takes them for everything they own. 

Tartuffe runs approximately 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission between the third and fourth Acts.The shown runs Thursday-Sunday through March 16 at 7:30PM. Tickets are $15 (Sundays are Pay-What-You-Will) and can be purchased at www.postfivetheatre.org/tickets. All shows at Post5 Theatre's Black-Box at 850 NE 81st Ave, Portland 97213.
Post5 Theatre's Black-Box Theater
850 NE 81st Ave, 97213
4 blocks South of the Red, Blue, and Green MAX Lines. 
For more information, visit postfivetheatre.org or call 262.853.9344.

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