January 16 – February 14, 2016
Based on Charles Dickens’ classic coming of age novel, Great Expectations tells the adventures of the Victorian orphan Pip. As a boy, Pip has three encounters with people that will change his life: the escaped convict Magwitch, the bewitching and cold Estella, and the unhinged Miss Havisham. When Pip comes into an unforeseen fortune and begins the life of a gentleman his past is not so easily left behind, and the surprising adventures of his new life are decidedly unexpected.
Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes; including one intermission.
General Performance Times:
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Thursdays at noon
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at noon
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Great Expectations is recommended for ages 12+. Contains theatrical haze, strobe lighting, cobwebs and plot twists. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production.
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A look at the costume renderings for Great Expectations designed by Ron Erickson.
Estella, Act II
Miss Havisham, Act I
Pip, Act II
Pip, Act I
Biddy, Act I
ABOUT THE COSTUME DESIGNERRon Erickson had the privilege of designing the costumes for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s original production of Great Expectations ... Learn More
By PCS Literary Manager Benjamin Fainstein
English culture underwent rapid change in the mid-eighteenth century. People of all economic classes flocked to cities like London in the wake of the period’s industrial progress. This process of urbanization gave rise to an entrepreneurial middle class with ... Learn More
Jane Jones, the founder and co-artistic director of Seattle's Book-It Repertory Theatre, is currently in Portland to direct Great Expectations for Portland Center Stage. Jane worked closely with adapter Lucinda Stroud to develop this adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel, which had its world ... Learn More