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.
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.
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon*
*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.
This show's run time will be posted below the synopsis at left near the date of the first performance.
Production News & Reviews
Posted 26 January 2016
Dael Orlandersmith’s powerful new memoir play has received lots of critical acclaim. Here’s a roundup of reviews from previous productions.
Posted 25 January 2016
February 20 at 2 p.m. and February 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Posted 05 January 2016
February 16 & 23, March 1 & 8 in the Ellyn Bye Studio
Immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance
Posted 05 January 2016
American Theater Magazine’s Stuart Miller sat down with Forever playwright and performer Dael Orlandersmith.
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Single tickets will go on sale in mid August.