Astoria: Part Two
January 20 — February 18, 2018
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage
Previews are Jan. 20-25 | Opening night Jan. 26
Adapted and directed by Chris Coleman
Based on the book ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire, A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter Stark
A World Premiere!
Continuing the ambitious adventure of Part One, which told the stories of the Astor expeditions by land and sea to establish trade routes to the Pacific Northwest, Part Two is about the extraordinary endeavors that lead to the establishment of Astoria, the first permanent United States settlement on the West Coast.
Reprise performances of Astoria: Part One will be offered as a special engagement on February 11, 15 and 17. Each of the performances of Part One is paired with a performance of Astoria: Part Two, providing the opportunity to experience the entire adventure in one day.
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Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.
Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains gunshot sound effects, and some mature content and language. The actors in this production will be using tobacco-free herbal pipes. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.
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Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at noon*
*Schedule may vary for some shows. Please check our season calendar to confirm.
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In celebration of Astoria: Part Two, we've partnered with the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and five Astoria brewers to create a limited edition beer to commemorate the 19th century expedition.
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Astoria author Peter Stark talks about writing and researching the book, and the journey's lasting impact today.
Learn about the Native languages spoken in Astoria: Part Two with language expert Valerie Switzler and dialect coach Mary McDonald-Lewis. Tuesday, January 30, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.