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Recent Tragic Events
by Craig Wright
February 4, 2005 through March 12, 2005

In the West Coast premiere of this stunning new comedy by Craig Wright (writer on HBO's Six Feet Under), Recent Tragic Events places the enormity of world tragedy in context - a dazzling, delirious context of uncanny blind dates, drinking games, and Joyce Carol Oates. Craig Wright frames 9/11 in a splendidly cracked rear view mirror, becoming a catalyst for examination of who or what is running our lives.

Do we really have a choice, or are we mere puppets espousing freedom?

Stephanie Gaslin
Michael O'Connell
John Steinkamp
Valerie Stevens
Tim True
Director - Slayden Scott
Scenic Design - Rachael Brodkey
Sound Design - Drew Flint
Outstanding Production
Outstanding Director - Slayden Scott
Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role - Michael O'Connell
Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role - Valerie Stevens
Outstanding Sound Design - Drew Flint

"Risky...I look forward to seeing what they will do in the future." - The Oregonian

"This is what professional theater looks like, and if you go to the theater in Portland only occasionally...make this one of the occasions. Recent Tragic Events is an event. " - Willamette Week

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2014-15 NT Live Season
2014-15 NT Live Season
Media | A Streetcar Named Desire | Skylight | Frankenstein | John | Treasure Island
September 13, 2014 through September 30, 2014

National Theater Live Punch Cards and Single Tickets are now on sale!

by Euripides
Sept 13 - 2pm & 7pm | Sept 14 - 2pm & 7pm
World Trade Center Theater

Terrible things breed in broken hearts.
Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace.
It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides' powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.
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A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Sept 20 - 2pm & 7pm | Sept 21 - 2pm & 7pm | Oct 26 - 2pm
World Trade Center Theater

Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live with Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC's Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.
As Blanche's fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace - but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics' Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.
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by David Hare
Oct 26 - 7pm (Sneak Preview) | Jan 11 - 2pm & 7pm | Jan 17 - 2pm & 7pm
World Trade Center Theater

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, broadcast live from London's West End by National Theatre Live.
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
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directed by Danny Boyle
Nav 14 - 7pm & 10pm | Nov 15 - 2pm & 7pm | Nov 16 - 2pm
World Trade Center Theater

National Theatre Live's thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.
Directed by Academy AwardŽ-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
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by DV8 Pysical Theater
Jan 18 - 2pm & 7pm | Jan 31 - 2pm & 7pm
World Trade Center Theater

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+
Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.
The company's new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.
Lloyd Newson, DV8's Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.
What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.
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Treasure Island
adapted by Bryony Lavery
Feb 1 - 2pm & 7pm | Mar 14 - 2pm & 7pm
World Trade Center Theater

Suitable for 10 years +
Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
It's a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in - and her dangerous voyage begins.
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Save $24 on six screenings

Save on National Theatre Live with the purchase of our NT Live Punch Card. Punch Cards are sold in packages of 6 for $96 (representing $4 savings per show). Punch Cards are good for every NT Live show in the 14/15 season.
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Portland, OR 97204
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