CTC to present 'Curve of Departure'
Chapel Theatre's resident theatre company, Chapel Theatre Collective (CTC) presents the third show of its inaugural season, the Northwest premiere of "Curve of Departure" by Rachel Bonds May 10 through 25. It's directed by CTC's Co-Artistic Director Danielle Weathers and stars Robert Barr, Shelley B. Shelley, Blake Stone and fellow c-artistic director Illya deTorres.
"Curve of Departure" is a serio-comic play about four people searching for what home means, along with each of their respective legacies. The story reveals what an American family looks like, and how families are sometimes made in unexpected ways.
Felix and his partner Jackson are just scraping by in Los Angeles, so when Felix's estranged father passes away they barely get the money together for plane tickets to the funeral in Santa Fe. They can't afford their own hotel room, so they share a room with Felix's mother, Linda, and his grandfather, Rudy. The foursome is preparing for tomorrow's funeral of Cyrus, Rudy's universally loathed son, Linda's estranged husband and Felix's father. It's a play about the moments of deciding how much you will give to those you owe nothing to.
A graduate of Brown University, Rachel Bonds was the 2016 Tow Foundation Playwright in Residence at Ars Nova and is presently working on commissions with The Geffen and McCarter.
"Curve of Departure" previews Thursday, May 9 and runs May 10 through 25. Shows for the first two weeks are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Final week shows are Wednesday through Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25; admission Thursday nights is always pay what you will at the door with a suggested price of $10. To learn more visit chapeltheatrecollective.com.
Chapel Theatre is located at 4107 SE Harrison St. in Milwaukie.
— The Review, Tidings