The Armory
128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR 97209 · 503-445-3700 · www.pcs.org
The Armory

Student Matinee Schedules & Age Recommendations

PLEASE NOTE:
Thursday matinee curtain time is now 11 a.m.

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The following shows in the 2019-2020 Season have upcoming weekday student matinees.

Miss Bennet 750X550 Updated
11 a.m. Matinees:
Dec. 12, Dec. 19

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Delicious as a mug of frothy eggnog, meet your new favorite holiday classic!

Middle sister Mary finally takes center stage in this charming and clever sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. While happy in the company of books and her piano, Mary has grown tired of her role as the dutiful daughter. When the Bennet sisters gather at the home of Lizzy and Darcy for the holidays, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and perhaps even love. Blending modern wit and period style, this enchanting romantic comedy promises to delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike. 

  • Recommended for grades 7-12.
  • Run time: Approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.
Hedwig 750X550
11 a.m. Matinees:
Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

In the Ellyn Bye Studio

Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, this genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Hedwig, a German emigrant, is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the operation that left her with that “angry inch.” Part rock concert, part cabaret, part stand-up comedy routine, this one-of-a-kind musical proves time and again that an indomitable spirit can’t ever be tied down. 

  • Recommended for grades 9-12. Contains adult situations, strong language, and sexual references.
  • Run time: Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, no intermission.
School Girls 750X550
11 a.m. Matinees:
Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka (a new student with undeniable talent, beauty, and light skin) captures the attention of the pageant recruiter — and nearly topples the social order of Paulina’s hive-minded friends. Jocelyn Bioh's biting comedy explores the challenges facing teenage girls across the globe and cautions that while beauty may be only skin deep, its pursuit can cut much deeper.

A co-production with Artists Repertory Theatre.

  • Recommended for grades 8-12. Contains mature language.
  • Run time: Approximately 75 minutes, no intermission.
Curious Incident 750X550
11 a.m. Matinees:
Mar. 12, Mar. 19, Mar. 26, Apr. 2

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

This Broadway smash hit takes you inside the mind of 15-year-old Christopher, a boy with an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics, incapable of lying, detests being touched, and distrusts strangers. Now, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion of killing his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, with a garden fork. Determined to find the true culprit, Christopher carefully records each fact of the crime. Ultimately, his detective work takes him on a deeply personal quest that upturns his world.

  • Recommended for grades 8-12. Contains adult situations and explicit language.
  • Run time: Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, no intermission.
9 Parts 750X550
11 a.m. Matinees:
Mar. 19, Mar. 26, Apr. 2, Apr. 9, Apr. 16

9 Parts of Desire

In the Ellyn Bye Studio

An intimate and complex portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of nine Iraqi women, this remarkable solo work offers a meditation on what it means to be a woman in a country overshadowed by war. Based on her interviews with real women during the reign and fall of Saddam Hussein, Heather Raffo weaves nine utterly distinct voices into a tapestry of humanity, love, and endurance in the face of oppression.

  • Recommended for grades 9-12. Contains adult situations and explicit language.
  • Run time: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, no intermission.
Howards End 750X550
11 a.m. Matinees:
Apr. 30, May. 7, May. 14

Howards End

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

A World Premiere!

Margaret and Helen Schlegel are savvy, intellectual women struggling to be heard over the stubborn dominance of England's early 20th century social strictures. When their lives intersect with two very different men, the sisters’ relationship to each other, themselves, and the way they see the world, changes forever. Four actors play 20 characters learning how to connect with each other in a landscape of changing values and alliances.

  • Recommended for grades 9-12. Contains adult situations and explicit language.
  • Run time: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission.
Cambodian 750X550
11 a.m. Matinees:
Jun. 11, Jun. 18, Jun. 25

Cambodian Rock Band

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Dubbed “fierce, gorgeous, and heartwarming” by the Los Angeles Times, this play (part comedy, part mystery, part rock concert) follows a young woman trying to piece together her family history 30 years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring a cast that performs a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, Lauren Yee vividly brings to life the Cambodian rock scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, a movement cut short by the Khmer Rouge’s brutal regime, which nearly erased the music (and musicians). A story about survivors, the resilient bond of family, and the enduring power of music.

A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

  • Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contains adult situations, mature language, and the minimal use of herbal cigarettes. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.
  • Run time: Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, no intermission.

All titles, artists, age recommendations, dates, and run times subject to change.

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