Women in the Spotlight as Clackamas Repertory Theatre Announces 2018 Season

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OREGON CITY, Ore. — February 15, 2018 — Clackamas Repertory Theatre returns for its 14th season with three exciting plays featuring female leads, two female directors and one up-and-coming female playwright: “Sense and Sensibility,” June 28 – July 22; “Annie,” Aug. 2-26; and “Ripcord,” by David Lindsay-Abaire, Sept. 6-30.

“We’re eager to introduce audiences to the incredible group of strong, fascinating female characters in this season’s line-up,” said Managing Director Cyndy Smith-English.

To enhance the audience’s understanding and enjoyment of the shows, Clackamas Rep will continue its popular series of post-show opening night receptions and post-show actor/director talkbacks, Smith-English said. Opening night receptions provide ticketholders with the opportunity to enjoy dessert and champagne with actors and artistic staff following the show. Interactive talkback sessions held after the second, third and fourth Friday evening performances of each show enable ticketholders to talk with the director and actors to learn more about the production.

Theatre fans can save more than 20% by purchasing a Season Pass, which includes one ticket to each of the three shows. Season Pass tickets are $80 for Adults, $75 for Seniors (67+) and $30 for Youth (6-25), and can be purchased at www.clackamasrep.org/tickets-events/season-pass/ or by calling 503-594-6047. Current box office telephone hours are Monday to Friday, 1-5pm.

Single tickets will be available for purchase March 15.

Performances take place at Osterman Theatre on the campus of Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. Show times are Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm, with 2:30pm Sunday matinees.


“Sense and Sensibility”
By Kate Hamill
Preview: June 28
Shows: June 29 – July 22

A reimagined version of Jane Austen’s classic tale about the fortunes and misfortunes of the Dashwood sisters, Hamill’s interpretation embellishes the story we love with a fresh female voice full of humor and emotional depth. Director Karlyn Love, who will retire this spring after 30 years as Oregon City High School’s Drama teacher, is looking forward to the fast-paced romantic comedy. Love’s Clackamas Rep directing credits include two productions of “A Christmas Carol” and “The Fantasticks.”

By Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin
Preview: August 2
Shows: August 4 – 26 (August 3 is SOLD OUT)

Jayne Stevens will co-direct “Annie” with longtime Clackamas Rep choreographer Wesley Robert Hanson. A Clackamas Community College graduate who earned her Master’s in Theatre Arts from Portland State University, Stevens is an original Clackamas Rep company member. She was promoted to Assistant Managing Director for Clackamas Rep in 2016. This will be her third directorial credit with the company.

“Clackamas Rep has given me opportunities to make art the last 15 years,” Stevens said. “I had the good fortune to meet David Smith-English (Clackamas Rep Artistic Director) as a student at CCC. He has respected me and been a champion for my leadership role in the theatre.”

By David Lindsay-Abaire
Preview: Sept. 6
Shows: Sept. 7-30

A comedic tale of adversaries, “Ripcord” takes place in a senior home facility where two roommates play a dangerous game of one-upmanship. The final show of Clackamas Rep’s 2018 season, “Ripcord” will be directed by David Smith-English.

Smith-English chose this play by David Lindsay-Abaire because it features two mature female leads. “There aren’t many plays written for women of a certain age. They often get left out of the discussion,” Smith-English explained. “So when we found this play, we knew we had to do it.”

About Clackamas Repertory Theatre
Clackamas Repertory Theatre (www.clackamasrep.org) is a professional Equity theatre company in Oregon City, Ore. Founded in 2004, Clackamas Rep offers high-quality, financially-accessible productions for the citizens of Clackamas County and beyond and prepares current and former Clackamas Community College students for a career in theatre through summer internships.

For more information:
Jayne Stevens, Assistant Managing Director
Clackamas Repertory Theatre