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Fri, Aug 12


21ten Theatre

Holy Days

HOLY DAYS is a slice of life play directed by Ted Rooney about a family struggling to survive on the Kansas plains during the Dust Bowl era.

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Holy Days
Holy Days

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Aug 12, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

21ten Theatre, 2110 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA

About the event

My friend Sally Nemeth passed away this last year. And I wanted to honor her with my first directing project at 21ten. This was written about her play: If a poem is a form of dense evocational shorthand, Sally Nemeth’s HOLY DAYS is a stage poem. It is uncommonly affecting — an elegy for the lost souls in the dying plains of Kansas, 1936, who clung to their blighted homesteads like bees to the poisoned hive. Set in Kansas during the Dust Bowl, this play tells the story of two farmer brothers and their wives struggling to make it through the drought and winds that hit the southern Great Plains during the 30’s, blowing away as much withered hope as dried-out topsoil … But the play is less about plot than quiet emotion and reflection … the deep hope Dust Bowlers had to draw upon to carry on.  -Chicago Tribune


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