The Armory
128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR 97209 · 503-445-3700 ·
The Armory

Until The Flood

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Raw. Urgent. Necessary.

March 16 – April 21, 2019
In the Ellyn Bye Studio

“She brings the questions, the pain and even the unspeakable thoughts of hundreds, if not millions, to life. Until The Flood is an urgent moral inquest.” —The New York Times

Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience that must be seen. The Chicago Tribune called it “palpably compassionate” and raved that it “achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart."

Run Time
Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, no intermission.

Who's Who
View the Cast and Creative Team

Explore the Program

Post-show discussions with cast and crew follow matinee performances on March 28, April 4, and 18.

Post-show panel discussions with local community leaders follow matinee performances on April 7, 13, 14, and 20.

Access Dates
Audio Described - March 31, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - April 13, 2 p.m.

Recommended for ages 16 and up. Contains strong language and adult situations. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory. Learn more by calling 503-445-3700.

Until The Flood

  • Previews Mar. 16–21 | Opening night Mar. 22
  • By Dael Orlandersmith
  • Directed by Neel Keller

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Portland Center Stage at The Armory is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).

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Show Sponsors

2018-2019 Superstars

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