October 4 — November 16, 2014
In the Ellyn Bye Studio
Previews are Oct. 4-9 | Opening night Oct. 10
By Adam Bock
Directed by Rose Riordan
The Typographer’s Dream follows the story of a stenographer, a geographer and a typographer. During a career-oriented presentation, it becomes hilariously clear that their personal issues just so happen to correspond with their jobs. As with his hit play The Receptionist, playwright Bock tackles the everyday environment of the workplace from a completely unique, and very witty, perspective. “Funny, provocative, psychologically revealing, intellectually stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable.” —San Francisco Chronicle
General Performance Times:
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Thursdays at noon
View the season calendar.
Approximately 70 minutes; no intermission.
The Typographer’s Dream is recommended for ages 13+; contains mature language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. There is no late seating or re-entry in the Ellyn Bye Studio.
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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.
12 November 2014 & Posted by Allyson Walters
We asked the cast to share their favorite moments from rehearsal to give you a sense of the detailed work that went into creating this production.More
05 November 2014 & Posted by Kelsey Tyler
Join us at 3:15 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Ellyn Bye Studio, for a discussion with Playwright Adam Bock about The Typographer’s Dream.More
01 November 2014 & Posted by Allyson Walters
Fun facts about the creation of The Typographer’s Dream by Production Manager Christopher Brislin!More
Reviews and Features
Marty Hughley | Oregon ArtsWatch [Review 14 Oct 2014]
deliciously deft comic timing and sharply drawn characters
“It’s the work of an artist fully engaged with his own idiosyncrasies. That it also is so engaging for the rest of us is a tribute to a job well done.”
Gigi Little | ut omnia bene [Review 13 Oct 2014]
A delightfully funny evening of smart, smart theater.
“Smart and surprising and hilarious and thought-provoking and fast-moving. ... this thing was delightful ... A chilly perspective on the human condition, happily, ironically served up in the midst of a delightfully funny evening of smart, smart theater.”
Dennis Sparks | Theatre Reviews by Dennis Sparks [Review 13 Oct 2014]
[Riordan] has chosen her cast well.
“McLean is wonderful ... Smith is certainly verbose and can be maniacal at times, which is both funny and scary. A complex character and well presented. ... Tyler as the man who seems to struggle most with who he is, allows us to see the confidence slowly slip away ... I recommend this show.”