The Oregon Trail
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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"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.
Timeline of Westward Expansion
Women's Voices on The Oregon Trail
About the Playwright and The Play
The Oregon Trail Generation: Before and After
What The Oregon Trail game meant for one pre-teen girl
An exploration of Epigenetics
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the cast and director in rehearsal for The Oregon Trail.
Grab your JanSport backpack and brush up on 10 facts about "The Oregon Trail" computer game you wish you had known in elementary school.
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