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Oregon Children’s Theater Young Professionals’ Company presents “Pestilence:Wow!”
November 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$12 – $20
The Young Professionals Company at Oregon Children’s Theatre will present “Pestilence:Wow!,” a dark comedy set in France in 1348 where a third of the population has been wiped out by the Bubonic Plague. Part reality television, part psychedelic fever dream, this is a play about humans and the way we deal with real, actual tragedy: totally inadequately.
“Pestilence:Wow!” is an absurdist-style production written by Savannah Reich, a playwright and screenwriter based in Philadelphia. The production debuted at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September 2018. The play examines how society responds to — and who is responsible for — crisis and tragedy, told through the lens of a bizarre reality competition show.
“Pestilence:Wow!” will perform Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays Oct. 28 through Nov. 13 at Cerimon House, 5131 N.E. 23rd Ave, Portland. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 for students and $18 for adults when purchased in advance; tickets are $15 to $20 when purchased at the door. The show is recommended for ages 14 and up. Tickets are available at octc.org/pestilence-wow.