Chapel Theatre presents 'Topdog/Underdog'
Chapel Theatre will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Topdog/Underdog" Nov. 9 to Dec. 2.
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks, the play has adult content and is not recommended for children. It is about the sibling rivalry between two African-American brothers who grapple in a turbulent relationship interrupted with dark humor. Their names, ironically, are Lincoln and Booth, and each brother loves the other, but each wants to be on top.
The New York Times recently selected "Topdog/Underdog" as the best American play of the last 25 years, and for good reason, said Michael Streeter, the play's producer.
"The language is rich; the humor is dark and penetrating," he said. "I grew-up with three brothers and a sister. We were rivals in many ways. This dynamic is formative in my life and has always fascinated me." Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. The venue is located at 4107 S.E. Harrison St. and tickets are available at the door or by visiting chapeltheatrecollective.com.
New Century Players presents "Not About Heroes"
New Century Players Community Theatre presents "Not About Heroes" by Stephen MacDonald. The play is about the poetic life and the friendship between two of World War I poets, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. The play is directed by Jane Fellows and presented Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 4, 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. in the Rex Putnam Blackbox Theater at Rex Putnam High School, 4950 S.E. Roethe Road in Milwaukie.
Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and $10 for students at the door or online at newcentryplayers.org.
Creative Spirits Gallery puts out call for artists
Creative Spirits Gallery, housed at West Linn Lutheran Church, has opened its application process to artists to be considered for the 2019 exhibiting season. Artists are encouraged to visit wllc.org/creative-spirits-submission-process.html where they can apply and read the policies of the gallery. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 15. The theme selected for this year's exhibits is Earth: Home. Exhibits will be on display for two months and generally include a collaborative hanging process.
West Linn Lutheran Church is located at 20390 Willamette Drive in West Linn. For more details call the church at 503-656-0110.
Willamette Falls Symphony to present concert
Celebrating 100 years of Polish independence, Willamette Falls Symphony will present a concert Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at Milwaukie High School auditorium, 2301 S.E. Willard St. in Milwaukie. The program includes H. Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 with Darin Qualls as soloist, Z. Noskowski's Symphonic Poem, Op. 66, and E. Mlynarski's Symphony in F Major, Op. 14. Tickets can be purchased at the door at $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and student. Children under 12 are free with adult or senior. For more information call 503-957-6161 or visit willamettefallssymphony.org.
Portland musical legends present fundraising gala Nov. 13
Michael Allen Harrison, Julianne Johnson, Storm Large, Aaron Meyer, Haley Johnsen, Pepe Rafael of Pepe and the Bottle Blondes and Molly Parker will present a benefit concert Nov. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave. in Portland. The concert is a benefit for the Play It Forward Program, which provides instruments and music lesson scholarships to children with desire and talent but no means to attain them.
"Your generous donations of instruments and scholarship funds will go to help countless students in ways that we can only imagine," Harrison says.
To purchase tickets or donate visit https://www.snowmanfoundation.org/play-it-forward.
Lakeridge High to present "Irving Berlin's White Christmas"
Mark your calendar for Lakeridge High School drama department's production of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," to be presented Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 6 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. The production is based on the film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vern Ellen. It's described as a "heartwarming, family-friendly musical" sure to dazzle audiences with costuming, festive dance numbers and 17 unforgettable songs by Irving Berlin.
Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for students, seniors and military, $8 for LHS students with ASB cards.
Order online at pacer-drama.org or at the school, 1235 Overlook Drive, Lake Oswego.
— The Review, Tidings