by Terry Johnson, is presented by Defunkt Theatre Thursdays – Sundays, Oct 13-November 18 at Back Door Theater, 4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (in Common Grounds Coffee Shop). Curtain is at 7:30 pm.

The play imagines a 1950’s hotel room in which The Scientist and The Actress (who look like Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe) meet and discuss the universe, regret and the meaning of life.

Two Joes interrupt: The Senator and The Ballplayer (McCarthy and DiMaggio), with the menace and mayhem of the outside world.

Tickets at the door are Pay-What-You-Can for all performances. Advance reservations available at defunktheatre.com/show-seats.

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Defunkt Theatre presents Insignificance by Terry Johnson

Directed by Andrew Klaus-Vineyard

Oct 13-November 18 2017
Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 pm (no show Sunday, October 15)
At The Back Door Theater • 4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR (enter through the Common Grounds Coffee Shop)

New Ticket Policy: All tickets at the door are Pay-What-You-Can for all performances.  Advance reservations are available at http://www.defunktheatre.com/show-seats/

Award winning playwright Terry Johnson imagines a 1950’s hotel room in which The Scientist and The Actress (who look suspiciously like Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe) meet and discuss the universe, guilt, regret, the meaning of life. They are interrupted by two Joes: The Senator and The Ballplayer (looking an awful lot like McCarthy and DiMaggio), who bring with them the menace and mayhem of the outside world.  A smash in 1982, Johnson’s play received its New York premiere in 2016, and has much to say about the American Dream, the myths of iconography and the true nature of bravery in the face of oppression: both political and personal.  Co-Artistic Director Andrew Klaus-Vineyard follows last year’s celebrated production of HIR with this enchanting evening of theater that the London Independent says “transports us to the birth of celebrity culture” and “has a rare quality of timelessness about it” that has become all the more timely

CAST:

Gary Powell

Nathan Dunkin

Tabitha Trosen

Morgan Lee

Special Post Show Talkback Events October 21 and November 4.

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION TEAM:

Stage Manager: Joe Rogers

Scenic Design: Lara A Klingeman

Light Design: John D’Aversa

Sound Design: Andrew Klaus-Vineyard

Costumes: Elizabeth Jackson

Hair and Makeup Design: Claire Brooksbank

Props: Jake Turner

PR and Outreach: Matthew Kern

Defunkt Theatre Executive Director: Sarah Armitage

Defunkt Theatre Core Team:

Sarah Armitage

Matthew Kern

Andrew Klaus-Vineyard

Elizabeth Jackson

Paul Angelo