Wild and Reckless: A New Concert Event with Blitzen Trapper
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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"Blitzen Trapper’s folky rock songs carried the audience to a different place in time"
A conversation in play development with Blitzen Trapper and a look into the world of the play
Get a sneak peek look into the making of Blitzen Trapper's world premiere new musical Wild and Reckless.
In Wild and Reckless, Blitzen Trapper weaves together new music with favorites from the band's catalog. Here's a preview of some of the tunes that will be featured in the production.
Before rehearsals began for Wild and Reckless, we checked in with Blitzen Trapper about their foray into the world of theater.
Learn about the members of Blitzen Trapper and the fabulous cast and creative team we've assembled for the world premiere of Wild and Reckless.
As our city moves further away from its working class roots, guest blogger Nicole Hunt explores Blitzen Trapper's futuristic look at Portland's past in Wild & Reckless by reminiscing about things lifelong Portlanders miss about Portland before Portlandia.
Join us for Taste of Oregon, a series of complimentary wine, beer and cider tastings prior to select performances of Wild & Reckless, Blitzen Trapper's new piece in our Northwest Stories series.
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.
Check out photos from Blitzen Trapper's early development of Wild and Reckless during JAW: A Playwrights Festival July 2016.
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