Blinking Eye Theatre presents The Seagull

June 14 - June 30

Tickets:

$30 Adult / $25 Senior / $20 Student

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov and translated by Michael Frayn is a dark comedy about the hilarious and painful pitfalls of unrequited love and obsession. Every character in the play grasps for the one thing outside their reach with a pounding heart and hungry eyes. Medvedenko loves Masha who loves Konstantin who loves Nina who loves the idea of fame that Arkadina clings to and Trigorin bemoans. It's that simple. The question is who will get what they want and who will end up holding a dead seagull?


Heralded as one of Chekhov's greatest works, The Seagull plays comedy and drama on a knife-edge.

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Twilight's One-Act Summer Theater (TOAST)is BACK!

Readers' Theater style.... 

6 shows and 3 directors/night

$15/night

Come for all six shows, or pop in and out for the ones you want to see. Come to both Friday and Saturday to see all 12!

July 12:

7:30pm Director: Jeffrey Puukka

The Hummingbird by Nancy Campbell

The Doctor Is In by Samm Hill

8:30pm Director: Nichole Macak

The DoGooders by Jessica Moss

Beauty and the Beast by Jaime Fields

9:30pm Director: J Kelley

The Last Session by Jed Sutton

Death of a Drag Queen, Act 1 by Sean Brown

July 13:

7:30pm Director: Tony Bump

Selective Memory by Mark Turvin

The Flimflam Shamble by Brad Bolchunos

 

8:30pm Director: Chelsea Curto

The Meeting by Frances Almatawa

Sarah Franklin for President! by Mark and Ariel Aliza Sanders

9:30pm Director: Roy Arauz

Getting By by Nancy Moss

Felicity by Dylan Malloy

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Riot Queens

by Mikki Gillette

Aug 3 @ 8pm (with a talk-back after the reading)

$15/ticket

synopsis: Riot Queens follows the lives of three young trans women in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco in the months leading up to the Compton's Cafeteria Riot of 1966, a queer uprising that predated Stonewall by three years. Dixie advocates for queer rights as a member of Vanguard, an activist group for street youth. Haley is a sex worker with a traumatic past who fears that the changes taking place will threaten the precarious life she's built, and Nina is torn between the life she can envision for herself, and the debt she feels she owes her community.

About Mikki Gillette: 

Mikki Gillette is a trans woman playwright. She was named one of Portland, OR’s 25 Most Influential Artists by Willamette Week magazine. Her play American Girl was featured in American Theatre and was produced in April ‘23. Other productions include The Queers (Fuse Theatre ’22), My Perfectly Valid Objections (Salt and Sage ’23) and They Them Their (Fuse Theatre ’23). Mikki’s short Intimate Matters was published in Smith & Kraus’s collection, The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2023. She was a member of the Ashland New Plays Festival 2022 New Voices Cohort. Learn more at: mikkigillette.com.

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The Drag

By Mae West

Directed by Ravyn Jazper-Hawke

Sept 6 – Sept 22, 2024

Mae West’s examination of drag culture mixed with drawing room comedy. Funny and flamboyant, the play creates an unusual love triangle topped with a decadent parade and celebration of drag.

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Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Musical Thriller

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Tony Bump

Oct 18 – Nov 10, 2024

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, seeks vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

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Mimetic Desire

by Mikki Gillette

11/16 @ 8pm (with a talk-back after the reading)

$15/ticket

synopsis: When trans man Alec woos the partners of his friends, trans woman Mia, and trans man Danny - upending their college friend group - betrayal, envy and heartbreak swirl. The course of true love is anything but smooth in this tart, queer comedy.

About Mikki Gillette: 

Mikki Gillette is a trans woman playwright. She was named one of Portland, OR’s 25 Most Influential Artists by Willamette Week magazine. Her play American Girl was featured in American Theatre and was produced in April ‘23. Other productions include The Queers (Fuse Theatre ’22), My Perfectly Valid Objections (Salt and Sage ’23) and They Them Their (Fuse Theatre ’23). Mikki’s short Intimate Matters was published in Smith & Kraus’s collection, The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2023. She was a member of the Ashland New Plays Festival 2022 New Voices Cohort. Learn more at: mikkigillette.com.

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Fezziwig’s Fortune

By Josie Seid and Sara Jean Accuardi

Directed by Josie Seid

Dec 6 – Dec 22, 2024

This play lifts Mr. Fezziwig from the pages of A Christmas Carol to tell a story all his own. Set after the jubilant Christmas ball where we meet young Scrooge’s benevolent employer in Dickens's tale, this story looks past Fezziwig’s merry smile to find a man who may be in need of a Christmas miracle all of his own. Fezziwig’s Fortune is an origin story about family, forgiveness, and the importance of what ties us together.

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