Sirens of Coos Bay
This is a past event. Saturday, May 18 at 8:00pm
Clinton Street Theater 2522 S.E. Clinton St.; Portland, OR
Presented by The Broken Planetarium. Hans Christian Andersen's mermaid tale gets transported to 1990s Coos Bay, Oregon, where a former mermaid navigates a town undone by the spotted owl controversy and the clash of the fishing generation with the new male-dominated grunge music scene. Peppered with the magical, some distortion, ripped t-shirts, the most beautiful plastic castle, Rebekah Stiles' innovative choreography and playwright Laura Christina Dunn's quirky humor, this play asks, how do we find agency in divisive times even when we have lost both voice and home?