The Armory

Wild and Reckless: A New Concert Event with Blitzen Trapper

March 16 – April 30, 2017

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Previews are Mar. 16-23 | Opening night Mar. 24
Written and Performed by Blitzen Trapper
Co-Directed by Rose Riordan and Liam Kaas-Lentz

A World Premiere!
Blitzen Trapper mined their lyrical storytelling and Oregonian roots to create a story for the stage that fuses the energy of a rock concert with the imaginative possibility of the theater. Wild and Reckless traces the unforgettable tale of two kids on the run, in a futuristic vision of Portland’s past. Evoking a bygone era of Portland, this sci-fi love story features a rock-and-roll score that pairs unreleased songs with favorites from the band’s catalog, including “Black River Killer” and “Astronaut.” Portland Center Stage at The Armory commissioned Wild and Reckless as the second world premiere in its new “Northwest Stories” series, dedicated to developing and producing stories about, or by artists from, the northwest region.

This show runs in repertory with Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. Click here to view a calendar showing both shows' performances.

Who’s Who:
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Run Time:
Approximately 85 minutes; no intermission.

Recommended for ages 17 and up. Contains theatrical haze, strobe-like lighting effects, mature content, explicit language and adult situations. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production.

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Reviews for "Wild and Reckless"

"Blitzen Trapper’s folky rock songs carried the audience to a different place in time"

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Resource Guide for Wild & Reckless: The World of the Play

A conversation in play development with Blitzen Trapper and a look into the world of the play

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Behind the Scenes of "Wild and Reckless"

Get a sneak peek look into the making of Blitzen Trapper's world premiere new musical Wild and Reckless.

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