Monday, December 29, 2008

event: new play reading

Portland Center Stage's
NOW HEAR THIS
invites you to a rehearsed concert reading of

CONTINUUM
a new play by Patrick Wohlmut
written with the support of a playwriting commission from
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

directed by Stan Foote

Monday, January 5, 2009 at 7:00 pm
Portland Center Stage, 128 NW Eleventh Avenue on the Main Stage

The outstanding cast includes:
Paul Glazier, Michael O'Connell and Amaya Villazan
Admission is free and all are welcome
A discussion will follow the reading

In the abstruse world of astrophysical research, Peter -- whose
promise in the field is dubious -- needs all the help he can get. But
he gets more than he bargained for from a brilliant but erratic
collaborator he rescues the streets. In the course of their cat and
mouse game, roles reverse and shift, stars and planets collide, and
both men find that the universe is not as quantifiable as they
expected.

Patrick Wohlmut
Patrick is an actor and playwright. His most recent stage role was as Harry Berlin in Mt. Hood Repertory's production of Luv, where he also played Colm in Sea Marks. Other favorite roles include Vaughn in In Apparati, for Defunkt Theater; Faust in Faust. Us., for Stark Raving Theater; Peter Austin in It's Only a Play, for Profile Theater; Sebastian in Twelfth Night, for Portland Actors Ensemble; Ted in Three Plays Five Lives, for Liminal Performance Group; Miles in The Drawer Boy, for Artists Repertory Theater, which also starred William Hurt; and Todd in Earth Stories, for VERB: Literature in Performance, a role that earned him a Portland Drama Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role. As a writer, two of his short plays - The Surrogate Mothers and K-PAN - were featured in Portland State University's New Plays Festival in 2002. He was also a featured writer for Bump in the Road Theater's 2004 original production, (Old Age Ain't) No Place for Sissies. In addition to being the recipient of a Sloan Foundation New Science Initiative commission, Patrick is also working on a play titled The Chain and the Gear, about the effect of the hit-and-run death of a cyclist on a southeast Portland community; a novel, Putting Woody to Rest, about two teenagers who are haunted by the ghost of Woody Guthrie; and is
co-writing and self-publishing a book of poetry with PDX Magazine editor Hollyanna McCollom, titled Assemblage. He lives with his wife and two children in Portland.

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