2017/18 Season

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35th ANNIVERSARY SEASON...

AN OCTOROON
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
SEPT 5 - OCT 1

Brace yourself for this raucously irreverent Gone with the Wind meets Looney Tunes mash-up that The New York Times calls “…this decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today.” It’s gasp-inducing satire from one of America’s most thrilling writers.

  • Shocking Comedy
  • 2014 OBIE Award for Best New Play
  • McArthur Genius Award-winning playwright
  • "entertainingly demented" New York Post
  • NW Premiere

CAUGHT
by Christopher Chen
OCT 3 - OCT 29

Ripped from today’s headlines and breaking the theatrical mold, CAUGHT presents a sly philosophical puzzle that investigates the murky intersections of fact and fiction in the crafting of art … and news. 

  • Timely, One-of-a-Kind Drama
  • 2015 Barrymore Award for Best New Play
  • “…an ingenious, beguiling play…” Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Dramatist Guild’s 2017 Lanford Wilson Award
  • NW Premiere

THE HUMANS
by Stephen Karam
NOV 21 - DEC 17

It’s the small family dinner that made big waves on Broadway. As a middle-class family gathers for Thanksgiving, darkness falls, the world creaks curiously around them, and the layers of their fragile lives are revealed.  “The finest play of the Broadway season – by a long shot” – The New York Times

  • Tragicomic  Family Drama
  • FIVE Best New Play Awards
    • 2016 Tony Award
    • New York Drama Critic’s Circle
    • Outer Critic Circle
    • Drama League
    • Drama Desk
  • 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist
  • Portland Premiere

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
MAR 6 - APR 1

In the churning world of retired NYC cop Walter “Pops” Washington, everyone hustles to get what they think they deserve. A gritty, Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by the writer of THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE HAT.

  • Explosive Comedy
  • 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play
  • 2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play
  • 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
  • 2016 Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • Special NW Release

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by Larissa FastHorse
APR 3 - APR 29

Four mismatched artists attempt to devise an ethnically-sensitive school play to celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. This wickedly funny satire was commissioned as part of Artists Rep’s Table|Room|Stage program.

  • Provocative Satire
  • Highly commissioned playwright
  • Multiple Fellowship and Award-winning playwright
  • PEN USA Literary Award for Drama
  • 2015/16 Joe Dowling Annaghmakerrig Fellowship Award
  • National Endowment for the Arts Distinguished New Play Development grant recipient
  • TABLE|ROOM|STAGE commission
  • World Premiere

I AND YOU
by Lauren Gunderson
MAY 22 - JUN 17

Two teens – a sick and snarky girl, and a sweet and sporty boy – are thrust together to work on a school project about Walt Whitman’s poems. With growing urgency and searing poignancy, the pair works through Song of Myself to crack open the mysteries of life, death and love.  

  • Revelatory Drama
  • 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
  • 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
  • Dramatist Guild 2016 Lanford Wilson Award Finalist
  • 2016/17 most-produced living playwright in America
  • Portland Premiere

>> SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT <<

MAGELLANICA
by E.M. Lewis
JAN 20 - FEB 18


In 1985, eight scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station in Antarctica trying to figure out, among other things, if there really is a hole in the sky. Hailing from vastly different cultures and experiences and isolated from the outside world, these men and women face life or death challenges and must depend upon each other for survival. Grappling with scientific questions with looming global implications and their own inner demons, what they discover will change the world forever.

  • Epic. Immersive. Unforgettable.
  • 5-part, 4-intermission adventure, with a dinner break
  • Oregonian playwright. Winner of the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama
  • Limited Run
  • World Premiere

Full season ticket packages are on sale now by calling the Artists Rep box office at 503.241.1278. The six-show, full season ticket package prices are $150/Previews, $210/Regular Run, $330/Opening Night. Season Ticket holders get first access to tickets for the World Premiere of MAGELLANICA for $45.
CLICK HERE to learn more about becoming a season ticket holder.
Starting April 1, four- and five-show season ticket packages will be available for $40 per show.
Starting August 1, single tickets will become available.