We are over the moon with our opening show for Season 20, Smokefall. Beginning October 18, we warmly invite you to what Willamette Week calls one of the 5 most exciting shows of the fall.
”Defunkt Theatre’s history of injecting its productions with emotional rawness adds to the appeal, as does the presence of director Patrick Walsh, who showed his gift for capturing the turbulence of family life last year with his striking production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters”
We have assembled a top notch cast, director, crew and design team and are thrilled to present this Portland Premiere.With Smokefall, we explore the power of mythology within a family, how the stories we tell ourselves and our children shape our lives, and how healing lies in seeing both the truth and the limitations of that legacy. As we enter our 20th season, we strive to be ever more thoughtful, more inclusive, more intentional both in our selection of the material we produce and in the process of putting it in front our audiences.
This is a special show with a exceptional group of humans involved. We are so psyched to share this show with you and have you join the family here at Defunkt!
By Noah Haidle
October 18-November 16, 2019
Directed by Patrick Walsh