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SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA

Jan. 22 - Feb. 28, 2016

World Premiere

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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.

 

By MJ Kaufman   

Directed by Ben Randle

 

Recommended on The Kilroy List 2015

 

Global Age Project Winner 2014

 

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."

-Theatre Bay Area Editor's Pick

 

“A play that will remain with you for a long time. ”

-Asher Wyndham, Playwright

 

“Moving, funny, and sorrowful ... A truly original creation, it is unlike any play out there, and I fell madly for it. ”

-Jeremy Gable, Playwright

 

“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.”

-My Cultural Landscape


“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.”

-V Media

 

“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.”

-Bay Area Reporter

 

 

 


 

from a premium selection of Oregon wines. Thursday
nights pre-show. $5 or fee with bottle purchase.
JAN 28, FEB 4, FEB 11, FEB 18, FEB 25 AT 7PM

Join us for Tasting Thursdays!

 

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


 

Join us for Tasting Thursdays!
Local wine bar Fig & Thistle will provide wine tastings
from a premium selection of Oregon wines. Thursday
nights pre-show. $5 or fee with bottle purchase.
JAN 28, FEB 4, FEB 11, FEB 18, FEB 25 AT 7PM

Important dates

 

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

 

Jan 30: Opening Night sponsored by Minas Brazilian Restaurant

 

Feb 7: Onstage Insight post-show discussion with the cast, moderated by Director Ben Randle


Feb 28: Closes

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