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Playback Theater Adult Show: "Family Matters" November 30
Action/Adventure Theatre
Portland, OR
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Family Matters

Sometimes we are born to family, and sometimes families are simply thrust upon us.

We will gently hold your hand as you 'fess up, debrief, and unload all the stuff you've picked up over the years from being in close relationship with one another. Tell us about your family, be it biological, tribal, work-related or adopted.  What does our culture say is family? How has your family story shaped you, made you laugh, driven you, or left you yearning? And what exactly did Aunt Janet say that one time when the dog scarfed up the turkey while everyone was watching football? We'll run it through the metaphor machine and see what comes out in song, dance and drama as your jaw drops in astonishment.

About Playback Theater:

Playback Theater is an improvisational form of theater whereby audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by actors and musicians. Playback is a vehicle not only of personal expression, but a way to create a future  It is powerful and creative, allowing diverse voices to be heard and respected.

Public shows are:

* Original  no two shows are ever the same

* Create a comfortable forum to hear and tell personal stories

* Honors the individual voice of the story teller

* Build community in a creative and engaging manner

* Wildly entertaining!

"It's like nothing I've ever seen -part campfire stories, part drama, dance, metaphor, comedy, and improv all mixed in with an exuberant sort of ecstatic informal community therapy!"
- Audience Member

Conductor: Rick Tangeman
Musician: Kevin Ferguson
Greg Alexander
Daniel Buchanan
Marisol Cordero-Goodman
Sara McWilliams
Jackie Paris
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Action/Adventure Theatre (View)
1050 SE Clinton St.
Portland, OR 97202
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Comedy > Improv

Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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