Saturday, January 24, 2009

new writing/theater: "Apollo"

written and directed by Nancy Keystone

Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater at the Armory
128 NW Eleventh Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Now Playing through February 8th
with a sign interpreted performance on 1/29/09

If the brilliant collage artists Robert Rauschenberg had created a play, this is what it might look like. One of the most adventurous productions ever offered on a PCS stage, Apollo is an epic, multimedia examination of post WWII America which explores the birth of the U.S. space program, its employment of former-Nazi rocket scientists, and their surprising intersection with the Civil Rights Movement. Using the U.S. mission to the moon as a symbol of our country’s greatness, Apollo probes deep into the question: what did we sacrifice to become the America we are today? And was it worth it? Through a kaleidoscopic array of theatrical methods (movement, text, video projection, music), Keystone reveals the costs and ambiguities of human aspiration and progress.
[From PCS website.]