“★★★★★ Exquisite in detail.” —Time Out New York
A wickedly irreverent play about the meaning of life. Nate Martin is hopelessly single. When his most recent breakup casts him into a funk, he turns to the only source of wisdom he trusts: the stars. Poring over astrological charts, he obsessively questions his past and his place in the cosmos. The answer he gets is shockingly obvious — and totally unpredictable.
Commissioned by Portland Center Stage at The Armory | West Coast Premiere!
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Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Recommended for ages 15 and up. Contains adult situations and language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.
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One of Portland Center Stage's favorite playwrights delivers a small, surprising, perspective-shifting play. This is a guy you know – maybe even a friend. And his worries of not being able to find anyone to love are real and raw. After seeing A Life and getting a glimpse of Nate’s life, you might see the world a little differently, or have a newfound appreciation for your own life." - Oregon ArtsWatch
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A Life author Adam Bock on everything from intuition, astrology and Canada.
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