Tom Donaghy's MINUTES FROM THE BLUE ROUTE
Performs April 10 - 18, 2009
An atmosphere of panic, deprivation, mortality, and loneliness saturates Minutes from the Blue Route like the smell of mothballs. The story unfolds over one weekend as this sad, funny family packs and unpacks their home. They fill the silences with mundane chatter about weddings, microwaved meals, and childhood memories as the family members wrestle with their fears and defend their definition of home.
NY Times', Ben Brantley praises Tom Donaghy's skillful use of language, calling it "naturalisitic," but also "a collision course of evasions, non sequiturs and spastic monologues that only occasionally connect in ways an outsider would perceive as rational conversation." Minutes from the Blue Route will strike a chord in all people who have sought solace but found desperation in the most intimate of institutions: the family.
Directed by Joshua Spencer, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the MS in Theater Arts.
When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, April 10th - 18th, 2009
Where: New Studio Theater
Time: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm
Cost: Call the PSU BOX OFFICE at 503-725-3307
Parking free in PSU Lots after 7 p.m. and on Sundays
Doors open 1/2 hour before performance.
Seating is general admission.
For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/fpa/