The Armory


January 30 – March 20, 2016

In the Ellyn Bye Studio

Previews are Jan. 30-Feb. 4 | Opening night Feb. 5
By Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Neel Keller

“This show is a must-see”BroadwayWorld

“It is excellent theater”Oregon ArtsWatch

“As a performer, Orlandersmith is unmatched.”The Oregonian

Forever begins in Paris at the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery, where strangers from around the world make pilgrimages to the graves of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Richard Wright and Jim Morrison. As she visits the resting places of her idols, Orlandersmith is moved to investigate the complex legacy she received from her mother and their often harrowing life together. Riveting and powerful, Forever is about family – the ones we are born into; the strange way powerful bonds are formed with people who, though unrelated by blood, come to feel like family; and the legacies that shape us all.

Run Time:
Approximately 80 minutes; no intermission.

General Performance Times:
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Thursdays at noon
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Forever is recommended for ages 16+. Contains mature language and graphic descriptions. Learn more about the show’s content in this rave review from The New York Times. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. There is no late seating or re-entry in the Ellyn Bye Studio.

Reviews of "Forever"

Dael Orlandersmith’s powerful new memoir play has received lots of critical acclaim. Here’s a roundup of reviews from previous productions.

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Perspectives series for "Forever" and "Each and Every Thing"

February 16 & 23, March 1 & 8 in the Ellyn Bye Studio
Immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance

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