January 10 — February 5
On the Main Stage
A world premiere comedy
By Jason Wells
Directed by Rose Riordan
After a ruthless cabal seizes power in Washington, Carlton Berg, a bureaucrat for the State Department, runs off with the new regime’s top secret Enemies List. Unfortunately for Carlton, the chase has come to an end in a police station in the Ozark town of Lodus. With a pair of DHS agents on the way, Carlton’s last chance is in the people around him: an unsympathetic police chief, an ambivalent administrative assistant, and fellow prisoner Tanya Shepke, motor-mouthed recidivist and alcohol enthusiast, who appears to have an attention-deficit disorder and thinks Skynyrd should be on the new money. Let the revolution begin.
The North Plan was an audience favorite at JAW 2010.
Warning: The North Plan contains strong language, loud gunfire, and may inflame your belief in conspiracy theories.
Tuesday - Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Thursday matinees at noon
A full list of performances and dates will appear when you enter the ticketing section of the website.
The North Plan runs approximately one hour and 45 minutes with one intermission.
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Reviews and Features
Marty Hughley | The Oregonian [Review 26 Jan 2012]
The revolution will not be televised. But it will have a soundtrack: Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Then again, maybe it’s less a revolution than a resistance, a desperate attempt to preserve liberty, a people’s pushback against secretive, conspiratorial forces bent on oppression.read more
Alison Hallett | The Portland Mercury [Review 26 Jan 2012]
The North Plan is an office comedy with the stakes ratcheted high—the office in question is a police station, where the police chief and an administrative officer debate the proper handling of prisoners in the face of a crumbling government infrastructure and shady interference from the Department of Homeland Security.read more
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27 January 2012 & Posted by Kinsley Suer
The North Plan, currently running on the Main Stage, takes place in the not-so-distant future. And that’s probably what makes it so extra creepy and goose bump-inducing – the ripped-from-the-headlines idea that the revered U.S. Constitution could be thrown out so quickly and easily, under our very noses. This has gotten us thinking. Could such a breakdown and seemingly seamless regime changeover really happen?More
17 January 2012 & Posted by Kinsley Suer
Our world premiere production of Jason Wells’ The North Plan opened here on our Main Stage last week. For the past several weeks everyone at PCS has been busy preparing for the production - and we’ve got the photos to prove it! Before you see the show, come check out these behind-the-scenes photos and read up on some insider tidbits detailing the production’s rehearsal process, set construction, costume design process and more.More
10 January 2012 & Posted by Kinsley Suer
Jason Wells participated in our annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival in the summer of 2010 with the workshopped reading of his newest play, The North Plan; this week, the production opens in its world premiere here at PCS, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the play’s characters, costumes and set fully materialize onstage. Recently, we asked Jason a few questions about his writing process and the inspiration and research that went into writing and developing The North Plan.More