The Oregon Trail
October 29 — November 20, 2016
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.
Approximately 90 minutes; no intermission.
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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.
Post-show conversations following the matinee performances on November 6, 12 and 13.
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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.
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"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."
From The Outsiders to Little Women, Growing Pains and My So-Called Life, Bekah Brunstetter's play The Oregon Trail has us reminiscing about our favorite coming of age tales.
Learn about the team battling dysentery in 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.
Join playwright Bekah Brunstetter for a happy hour, Saturday, Nov 5, 6:30 - 7:30 p.
Timeline of Westward Expansion
Women's Voices on The Oregon Trail
About the Playwright and The Play