The Armory

A Life

#OMGliterallydead

September 29 – November 11, 2018

In the Ellyn Bye Studio

Previews Sep. 29–Oct. 4 | Opening night Oct. 5
By Adam Bock
Directed by Rose Riordan

“★★★★★ 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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Run Time: 
Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.  

Note: 
Recommended for ages 15 and up. Contains adult situations and language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

Reviews of "A Life"

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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An Interview with Adam Bock

A Life author Adam Bock on everything from intuition, astrology and Canada.  

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From Page to Stage: "A Life"

Explore playwright Adam Bock's history with Portland Center Stage. 

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