September 23rd -
Here We Are
by Christian O’Reilly
A BareBones Production
An Irish widower spends all his nights sitting by himself on a bench outside his housing complex. As his stubborn neighbor repeatedly urges him to get up and experience life, and a down-on-his-luck young newcomer decides to start frequenting the very same bench, the three lost souls find themselves forging an unexpected connection. Here We Are Again Still is a funny, heartfelt ode to community, finding purpose, and the beauty of the unknown.
With Ted Rooney, Carla Grant, and Ben Lawrence
November 16 - December 10
Taking Care of Animals
Written by Jerrod Jordahl
On a farm in Iowa, a winter storm rages with no end in sight
Trapped indoors, the landowner and his two employees engage in a power struggle while the landowner’s daughter navigates the chaos and vies for agency. 21ten Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of Taking Care of Animals, a darkly comic, riveting new work by New York playwright Jerrod Jordahl.
January 11 -
February 4, 2024
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Michael O’Connor
Imagine discovering that you’re not the only version of yourself.
When Bernard learns that he is one of a number of clones, he confronts his father, who completed the experiment in an attempt at atoning for parental regrets. But in Caryl Churchill’s modern masterpiece, the implications of the experiment are greater than any can anticipate, and as the mystery deepens, so too do the ethical uncertainties.
Playing this Spring
By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Chris Connor
During a smoldering summer on a Russian estate in the late 19th century, Vanya and his niece Sonya toil away, working. When the estate’s owner returns with a much-younger wife and the intention to sell, an undercurrent of emotion is brought to the surface. Chekhov’s iconic meditation on wasted purpose and unrequited love comes to life this Spring in a bold new production.
Sunday Reading Series
Once a month, 21ten Theatre presents a reading of a new play by an Oregon-based playwright. Minimally rehearsed and volunteer operated, the readings are a chance for playwrights to hear their work brought to life, for actors to get to practice their craft in a low commitment, fun setting, and for the community at large to experience an exciting new story. Interested in hearing your piece read?
Warday by Tobias Anderson
Madonna of the Cat by Sue Mach
Mink River by Myra Platt
Mr. Ponzi’s $cheme by Tobias Anderson
Still Harvey Still by Brianna Barrett
The Usual Unusual by MJ Halberstadt
Refuse by Meg Wiles
Crooked Numbers by Ellen Margolis
Presented by Musica Universalis & Kettlehead Studios
Oct. 20th - 29th
Presented by The Actors Conservatory