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Post 5 Theatre
Portland, OR
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Friday Nov 22, 2013 7:00 PM - Sunday Dec 15, 2013 7:00 PM | $10.00 - $100.00


"In a murderous time
the heart breaks and breaks
and lives by breaking."
Stanley Kunitz

"Whoever is content with the world,
and who profits from its lack of justice,
does not want to change it."
Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Broken Toy Piano TheatreWorks presents
or Der Beush der Alten Dame
or The Visit of the Old Lady

An Experimental Exploration Of
Friedrich Dürrenmatt's Masterpiece
Produced & Directed By Benjamin Newman

All Shows @ 7:00 PM
November 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th,
December 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th, 2013

Post 5 Theatre
850 NE 81st Ave.
Portland, OR   97213

$15 General Admission (Friday & Saturday performances)
$12 General Admission (Thursday & Sunday performances)

Der Beush der Alten Dame or The Visit of the Old Lady is a consummate, alarming blend of hilarity, horror, and vertigo from Friedrich Dürrenmatt, one of the major German-language dramatists of the twentieth century, as well as one of the most significant playwrights of our time.

The play takes place "somewhere in Europe" and tells of and elderly millionaires who, merely on the promise of millions, swiftly turns a depressed area into a boom town. But the condition attached to her largesse, which the locals learn of only after they are enmeshed, is justice. Dürrenmatt has fashioned a macabre and entertaining parable that is a scathing indictment of the power of greed.

"In an age when so much that's written for the theatre seems tentative and small, self-curious and undramatically reflective, Dürrenmatt's play, by comparison, is marked with the grandeur of an almost Jacobean excess... No other contemporary playwright makes us so keenly aware of his presence on the stage."
Book Week


Claire Zachanassian: Jamie M. Rea
Her Husbands VII-IX: Nick Walden Poublon
Butler/Radio Commentator: Adam Goldthwaite
Koby/First Reporter: Heidi Hunter
Loby/Second Reporter: David Bellis-Squires
Toby/Musician/Photographer: Leia Young
Roby/Musician: Erin Morris

Alfred Ill: Nathan Dunkin
Mayor: Brian Allard
Schoolmaster: Isabella Buckner
Priest/Mrs. Ill: Brian Burger
Police Inspector: Jack Wells
Doctor: Nick Walden Poublon
Painter/Ill's Son: Tyler Buswell
Ill's Daughter: Erin Morris

Greek Chorus:
One: Michael Streeter
Two: Tara Hershberger
Three: Michael C. Jordan
Four: Katie Mortemore


Director: Benjamin Newman
Stage Manager: William Gebo
Assistant Stage Manager: Kavika Nichols
Technical Director: Galen Wright-Watson
Musicial Director: Adam Goldthwaite
Choreography: Sara Fay Goldman
Set Design: Tyler Buswell
Back-Drop Design: Adam Goldthwaite
Costume Design: Marie Conner
Costume Design: Emma Wykes Ruhlig
Lighting Design: Galen Wright-Watson, Kavika Nichols & Chris Sherwood
Sound Design: Benjamin Newman
Photography: Jack Wells


Post 5 Theatre (View)
850 NE 81st Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



Knut R.
Portland, OR United States
Dec 15, 2013 5:38 PM
Hannah I.
Newberg, OR United States
Dec 15, 2013 4:48 PM
Crystal M.
Portland, OR United States
Dec 15, 2013 12:24 PM
Connery M.
Portland, OR United States
Dec 14, 2013 6:00 PM
Natalie G.
West Linn, OR United States
Dec 13, 2013 5:27 PM

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