Jan. 22 - Feb. 28, 2016
Shortly after Archer (still Angela to his family) makes the journey back home to the forests of Eastern Oregon, he meets a handsome stranger at night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine. What follows in this whimsical and powerful new play illuminates the transitions of life and death, the comings and goings of love, and the mysteries of the human heart.
Recommended on The Kilroy List 2015
Join us pre-show Thur nights for wine tastings from a premium selection of Oregon wines! Learn more
Special thanks to Season Producers Mason Cartmell & Lowell Kimble, Executive Producers Enrique & Jason Monagas, Executive Producers Jim Taul & Dave Hopmann
Read the Rave Reviews
"Quietly magical ... An original, intelligent, refreshingly open-hearted winter wonderland."
“A play that will remain with you for a long time. ”
“Moving, funny, and sorrowful ... A truly original creation, it is unlike any play out there, and I fell madly for it. ”
“Kaufman has used some interesting bits of magical realism to fine effect. The puppet designed by Dave Haaz-Boroque to represent Peterson adds a further sense of shapeshifting forest spirits with agendas of their own who like to guard over and meddle in local affairs.”
“This play is excellent and it has moments of describing the essence of human change and courage trans* young folks face. NCTC continues staging important world premieres that discuss topics other stages miss. I highly recommend you spend your February theatre ticket on this new work.”
“Director Ben Randle's ingenious staging eliminates any lags between scenes … the cast is an able one, with SK Kerastas, as Angela/Archer, capturing the nuances of this character who arrives home not yet quite knowing how to navigate a queer-gender life.”
Local wine bar Fig & Thistle will provide wine tastings from a premium selection of Oregon wines on Thursday nights pre-show. $5 or free with bottle purchase.
Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 25 at 7PM
*Cancelled on Feb 18
Jan 22-29: Previews (limited amount of pay-what-you-wish tickets)
Jan 23: Onstage Insight post-show chat with playwright MJ Kaufman, moderated by Director Ben Randle