The stage version of Salman Rushdie's acclaimed novel is an absorbing theatrical experience that will entertain and enchant. Rushdie, in hiding and with writer's block after a fatwah was placed upon him, started writing Haroun and the Sea of Stories as a bedtime story for his 10 year-old son, but in doing so he created a stunning allegory for story lovers of all ages. As Rushdie explains it: "A terrible thing happens to a father, the child blames himself and wishes to rescue the father." Set in 'a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name', it is the magical tale of a master storyteller who loses the ability to tell stories and whose son, Haroun, embarks on extraordinary adventures to restore his father's special talent.
Adapted by Tim Supple and David Tushingham for the National Theatre of Great Britain (1998).
Direction: Karin Magaldi
Scenic Design: Bruce Keller
Lighting Design: Glenn Gauer
Costume Design: Sandra Zodnik
Thursday - Saturday, February 21 - 23, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 24, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday, February 27 - March 1, 7:30 p.m.
HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES, A "pay what you can" affair in conjunction w/the Oregon Food Bank: Bring two cans of food or cash donation to the performance on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 7:30 p.m. Cash proceeds benefit PSU Department of Theater Arts. For information call the PSU Box Office: 503-725-3307. Preferred items include: peaner butter, canned beans, canned meats, canned fruits, canned vegetables, soup, stew, chili. *No glass please!
Where: Lincoln Performance Hall (1620 SW Park)
PSU Students at the Door $4.00 (1/2 hr before performance)
PSU Staff/Seniors/Other Students - $8.50*
General Admission - $9.50*
*Includes Service Charge
Tickets may be purchased at the PSU Box Office (503) 725-3307 or through Ticketmaster