Written By: Christian O’Reilly
Directed By: David Smith-English
April 22 at 3:00pm
Portland Cider Company
8925 SE Jannsen Road, Bldg. F
Clackamas, OR 97015
Join us for some funny, sweet theatre with a reading of O’Reilly’s 2014 play. Enjoy some crisp, delicious cider from one of Portland Cider Company’s many flavors – Pearfect Perry, Sangria, Passion Fruit, Kinda Dry, Sorta Sweet and more. First round is on us! Food orders are available before and after the reading!
Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal-lovers living in Dublin. When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with the amiable Betty and her nineteen cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship.
Betty: Cyndy Smith-English
Dan: Jack Shields
[An] exquisite dramatic pas de deux…Christian O'Reilly's earnest, compassionate look at loneliness and our universal need for companionship, whether in the form of pets or other people…will soon become a staple in theatres the world over. Smiles, laughter and a few tears may be shed, but audiences will never forget the beauty and poignance of this tender story about two people who learn how to love.
Unfolding in a deft mix of heartache, despair and gentle comedy, the story is a mix of zesty self-narration and beautifully limned scene work. And it leaves you cheering for these two characters’ hard-won moments of happiness.
Presented by Clackamas Repertory Theatre and Portland Cider Company.