Falling For An Epic Romance
Posted by Kinsley Suer | 20 May 2013 | Comments (10)
Romance is in the air at Portland Center Stage. Perhaps it has something to do with our production of Somewhere in Time
, which opens on the Main Stage later this month. The world premiere, musical adaptation of the epic love story between Richard Collier and Elise McKenna, Somewhere in Time
has captivated romance enthusiasts ever since the film was released in 1980.
I am a sucker for a great romance. Or, let’s be honest, any romance. In the seventh grade, when students were choosing whether they would take French or Spanish language classes, I chose French – simply because I had heard people say that French was a “Romance language.” While compiling my class schedule I grew starry eyed as images of beautiful couples canoodling under the Eiffel Tower ran through my head. Oh, and I should mention that, in my seventh grade mind, all beautiful couples looked like this:
Needless to say, it would be years (YEARS!) before I learned that a “Romance language” is actually just a language derived from Latin, the language of the ancient Romans. And that Spanish (and Italian) is just as much a Romance language as French. Oy.
But back to being a sucker for romance. I’ve read more Nicholas Sparks novels than I care to admit, and am usually first in line to see their big screen adaptations. It was recently brought to my attention, through this Internet meme
, that all Nicholas Sparks movies have eerily similar movie posters.
Trust me, I’ve spent countless hours trying to convince my coworkers here at PCS that, while the movie images themselves might have a thing or two in common, the the love stories most certainly are not all the same. And come on, who doesn’t love The Notebook? But I digress.
The point is, Somewhere in Time is the first big romance we’ve had on our stage in awhile (I don’t think we’d place Venus in Fur in quite the same category). And I’m excited. Aren’t you?
What’s your favorite love story? Whether it’s Richard and Elise, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, Gatsby and Daisy or Jack and Rose, we want to know which love story, whether on screen or on the page, makes you root for romance every time. Tell us all about it in the comments section below!
A random winner will receive a voucher for two tickets to Somewhere in Time
and dinner for two at the very romantic Coppia Restaurant
in the Pearl. Entries must be received by Friday, May 31.