Until The Flood
Raw. Urgent. Necessary.
Previews Mar. 16–21 | Opening night Mar. 22
By Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Neel Keller
“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."
Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, no intermission.
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.
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.
Download resource guide (PDF)
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.
Explore the timeline of events discussed in "Until The Flood"
Explore the world of the play.
Meet celebrated playwright/performer Dael Orlandersmith and the creative team behind Until the Flood.
Please join us for a post-show conversation for Until The Flood with social justice activist Afrita Davis, Ignorant/Reflections clothing brand founder Donovan Smith, Madison High School Muslim Student Alliance member Faisal Osman and moderator Ruby White, Director of the Multicultural Resource Center at Reed College.