The Oregon Trail

October 29 — November 20, 2016
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Previews are Oct. 29 - Nov. 3 | Opening night Nov. 4
By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Rose Riordan

You have died of dysentery! For those who grew up playing “The Oregon Trail” computer game, dysentery was serious business. In this fresh and funny retelling of our history, two Janes traverse The Oregon Trail. “Now Jane” is playing the computer game in 1997; “Then Jane” is in a covered wagon in 1848. A judgey game show narrator, a domineering sister and two oxen try to corral the two Janes. Fate maneuvers them both to a conclusion that changes their lives and sends them to the end of the trail.

Run Time:
Approximately 90 minutes; no intermission.

Who’s Who:
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Recommended for ages 17 and up. Contains mature content, explicit language, sexual situations and partial nudity. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory. If you die of dysentery and can’t make it to the show, we will NOT refund your tickets.

Perspectives Series:
Post-show conversations following the matinee performances on November 6, 12 and 13.

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Performance Times

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.

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Reviews of "The Oregon Trail"

"With a script that's brash and funny, a cast of talented actors with great comedic timing, and deft set design, The Oregon Trail is a fun show ... for anyone who grew up playing "Oregon Trail" or came of age in the '90s, The Oregon Trail hits all the marks."

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"The Oregon Trail" Cast and Creative Team

Learn about the team battling dysentery in The Oregon Trail.

Perspectives series for "The Oregon Trail"

Join The Armory in partnership with PIGSquad, Rose City Games and the Oregon Games Organization for a series of 30-minute post-show discussions following select Sunday matinee performances of Oregon Trail.

Happy Hour with The Oregon Trail Playwright Bekah Brunstetter and Playwrights West

Join playwright Bekah Brunstetter for a happy hour, Saturday, Nov 5, 6:30 - 7:30 p.

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