If you like your theatre and film-going experience to challenge, be compelling, edgy, unexpected, and highly entertaining. we have one for you in the world premier of Threesome.
Threesome premiered last month at PCS’s Ellen Bye Studio and continues through March 8th. There will be very timely opportunities for a post-show discussion following the February 22nd and March 1st matinee performances.
In a partnership with the YWCA of Greater Portland, Portland Center Stage presents a series of 30-minute post-show discussions following select Sunday matinee performances of Threesome. Hear and share personal reactions and thoughts inspired by the play, filtered through the perspectives of social justice activists, academics and artists. Guest speakers will read the play, visit rehearsal, attend the production and be ready to share their thoughts on how the play connects directly to our community.
Guest speakers include Tracy Cameron Francis, an Egyptian-American theater director and interdisciplinary artist with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Theater Arts from Fordham University with one term at the American University of Cairo; Michael Malek Najjar, an assistant professor at the University of Oregon with a focus on Arab-American theater and performance, directing, playwriting, and contemporary theater and performance, and the author of Four Arab American Plays: Works by Leila Buck, Jamil Khoury, Yussef El Guindi, and Lameece Issaq & Jacob Kader, among others; and Taghrid Khuri, an adjunct faculty member teaching international and women’s studies at Portland State University, including Gender Issues in the Middle East, Third World; Socio-economic Development, Human Rights and related gender policy development courses.
PCS Artistic Director Chris Coleman directed the three-member cast. All three are making their PCS debut with this play: Alia Attallah, Dominic Rains, and Quinn Franzen. Said Chris:
“I’m thrilled to present the world premiere of this layered, provocative new play. When we workshopped Threesome at our JAW festival last summer, it was one of the funniest new plays I had ever seen an audience respond to – it’s side-splittingly funny. The first half is a sex farce. It’s physically hilarious and awkward, but it takes a surprising turn. Ultimately it gets at something deeper underneath, about how we can reclaim our identity, and our sense of ownership of our body. The complexity of this story, combined with the crazy humor, will make a really interesting journey for our audience.”
Behind the Scenes of the Play
We were fortunate to spend some time with Los Angeles actor Dominic Rains, who stars with Allia Attallha as the struggling couple.
And Bonus! A Film Project
Dominic is also starring in an indy film. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night opens at Cinema 21 on Friday, February 20th. He will be part of a talk-back after that showing. Full night. In the video below, Dominic talks about the film. A revealing piece with the director of th film, HERE.
Threesome | Ticket and Performance Information
When: January 24* – March 8, 2015 *Opening Night is Friday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
Preview Performances: January 24, 25, 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sundays (excluding Feb. 8, 22, 24, March 3 and 8); 2 p.m. matinees on select Saturdays and Sundays; and matinees at noon on select Thursdays.
Where: In the Ellyn Bye Studio at the Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Ave., Portland.
More Info: http://www.pcs.org/threesome/
To Purchase: Regular tickets range from $40-55. Preview tickets are $35. Rush tickets are $20. Discounts for students, those under 25 and groups. Prices subject to change.
By Phone: 503.445.3700, 12–6 p.m.
In Person: PCS’s box office is at 128 NW Eleventh Avenue
12 p.m.–curtain on performance days
12–6 p.m. on non-performance days
Groups: Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Group tickets can purchased at 503.445.3794.
Please Note: Threesome is recommended for ages 17+; contains male and female nudity, strong language and mature content. There is no late seating in the Ellyn Bye Studio.