Wild and Reckless: A New Concert Event with Blitzen Trapper
March 16 – April 30, 2017
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.
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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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A conversation in play development with Blitzen Trapper and a look into the world of the play
Rehearsals are underway for two(!) rocking world premieres this spring – Blitzen Trapper's Wild and Reckless and Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Earlier this week, the entire Portland Center Stage crew gathered in our rehearsal hall for a Meet & Greet.