Season 14

2021-2022 SEASON

Portland Playhouse is excited and grateful to announce its schedule for the 2021-2022 theatre season.  After more than 19 months without a main stage production, the Playhouse stage will be host to five full productions that patrons can enjoy in person at the theatre or on demand from wherever they may be.

BARBECUE

OCTOBER 20 – NOVEMBER 21

by Robert O'Hara
directed by Patdro Harris

The O’Mallerys have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister Barbara, whose spiral of drugs and recklessness has forced her siblings to stage an open-air intervention. But the event becomes raucous and unpredictable as familial stereotypes collide with hard realities, and racial politics slam up against the stories we tell—and maybe even believe—about who we were and who we’ve become. (The Public)

This production is not available for streaming on demand.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 31

By Charles Dickens
Adaptation and Original Lyrics by Rick Lombardo
Original Music by Anna Lackaff and Rick Lombardo
Music Arrangements by Anna Lackaff
Directed by Brian Weaver

Join Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Cycerli Ash, (pictured) and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve to guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. The traditional tale, surprisingly staged and contemporarily cast.  Hopeful, musical, and above all fun!

Please note: A Christmas Carol is offered as an add-on performance to our Season 14 Ticket package .  Purchase season tickets  now and get 10% off plus early access to single tickets for the production now. (Single tickets go on sale to the general public August 1.)

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Photo: Goat Factory Media Entertainment at Harter Secrest & Emery, LLP

THURGOOD

JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 27

by George Stevens, Jr.
directed by Lou Bellamy
presented in cooperation with Penumbra Theatre Company

Lester Purry (pictured) and Lou Bellamy return to the Playhouse for Thurgood – the inspiring story of the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. From his early days as a civil rights lawyer arguing the landmark case of Brown vs. Board of Education to the end of institutionalized segregation, Thurgood spans the impressive 58-year career of Justice Thurgood Marshall all the way to his appointment to the highest court in the land.

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TITUS ANDRONICUS

MARCH 16 – APRIL 10

by William Shakespeare
directed by Tina Packer and Brian Weaver

One of Shakespeare’s earliest plays and the most wildly popular hit of his lifetime, the story follows Titus (Nigel Gore, pictured) and his triumphant return to Rome from ten years of war with the intent to live out his final days in peace and tranquility. He brings Tamora, Queen of the Goths, her Black lover, Aaron, and her three sons home as his prisoners and per Roman custom, sacrifices the eldest son to the gods. This begins a revenge cycle that swallows everyone- man, woman, child and leaves no one unscathed.

BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE

MAY 4 – JUNE 5

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kirsten Childs
Directed by Damaris Webb

All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you’ve never experienced. As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddy-up to our get-down! (description and video courtesy of Playwright Horizons)

SEASON 14 TICKET PACKAGES

2021-2022 Season Ticket holder perks:

Savings off full price ticket prices.

Access to your preferred dates before single tickets go on sale.

10% off and the first chance to book tickets to A Christmas Carol.

No exchange fees, ever!

 

Anytime/Anywhere Tickets

See any performance in the run. Watch live at the Playhouse or stream on demand with the Playhouse from Your House option- your choice!

Pick Four – $188
Pick Three – $141

Sometimes Tickets

Wednesday or Thursday nights or Last Saturday matinee ONLY.

Pick Four – $140
Pick Three – $105

 This package does not include the on-demand Playhouse at Your House streaming option.

Preview Tickets

The first Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night performances in the run, in-person ONLY.

Pick Four – $72
Pick Three – $54

 This package does not include the on-demand Playhouse at Your House streaming option.

Add on a family classic!

Purchase any season ticket package and you will receive an invitation to purchase tickets to A Christmas Carol today! 

When you purchase tickets to this family favorite now, you’ll get first pick at the dates that always sell out AND receive 10% the single ticket price.

Not sure which date you’ll want to attend? No worries! There are never exchange fees when you are a season ticket holder

SEASON TICKET HOLDERS: Use your passcode to purchase tickets here:

*All single ticket purchases incur a $3 per ticket processing fee and may be subject to a $5 per ticket processing fee for each exchange.

Season 14 single ticket prices will range from $25-$59.50.

Season ticket packages include one ticket to each production depending package selected.  Season ticket holders will be contacted by email with a opportunity to select their show dates before single tickets go on sale.  Season ticket packages cannot be used for multiple tickets to the same production.

Portland Playhouse plans to follow the state’s guidelines for the recommended safety operation of a venue our size — which currently looks optimistic for gathering with minimal restrictions. Whether or not masks will be required, or if we are comfortable allowing concessions has yet to be determined. We are in communication with other theaters and live venues in our region to learn and share information as audiences begin to return. Our guidelines for attendance will be solidified and shared closer to our first performance date, likely by mid-September.

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