Reviews of "Astoria: Part Two"
February 6, 2018
Theater of Epic Proportions
"Astoria is a great way to learn the history behind the place we all call home. It reminds us to be grateful to the people who sacrificed their lives, as well as recognize the cultures that had been here long before Astor conceived his plan.”
A Harrowing Tale
"I'm here to tell you that even if you haven't seen Part One, even if you're as faceblind as I am, you can thoroughly enjoy PCS' beautifully produced, thought-provoking, action-packed, fully-contained epic Astoria: Part Two." -Ut Omnia Bene
Sweeping Historical Drama
“Grandly rustic and versatile scenic design, a wealth of colorful costumes ... rousing songs ... well worth a visit.” –Oregon ArtsWatch
A Huge Success
"Bigger than life, complicated characters with differing agendas populate his stage, fight their battles, tell their stories, and bring the audience into this historic adventure convincingly and with passion." -Judy Nedry
Epic and Impressive
"A must-see because it dramatises a pivotal moment in your country's history in vivid and unexpected ways." -The Crippled Critic
What people are saying on Facebook:
"A terrific experience ... It’s like Hamilton, but with French voyageur tunes instead of rap. I consider it a must-see."
"Absolutely fabulous. I was literally moved to tears."
"An astonishing theatrical achievement and certainly the most creative biographical work I’ve ever seen."
"Intense and poignant. They managed to capture the experience in an unforgettable montage. Great study in leadership and personality too as well as the survival challenges of the wild Pacific Northwest!"
"Excellent production. So worth your time!"
"I was totally swept away and honestly felt I was there with them reliving history."
"A multi-layered theater experience ... very satisfying."
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