The High Captain
This is a past event. Sunday, January 21 at 2:00pm 3:30pm
Clinton Street Theater 2522 S.E. Clinton St.; Portland, OR
Exactly one year into an uncharted era in American presidential politics, this bold new satire poses a simple question: Is our current political climate any less surreal than one whose leaders are high on gas fumes?
Several shipwrecked barge workers attempt to set up a government on their desert island home, a task complicated by the fact they are all high on their vessel’s petroleum cargo. Faced with the challenges of forming a new nation, sides are taken and an election is held to determine the new “captain” of the island.
Holding a mirror to our own surreal political reality, The High Captain examines a society trying to withstand its own battles with jingoism, racism and isolationism--but also shows the villagers’ love of country and the extreme measures they would take to defend its independence. An unusually bizarre and refreshing theater experience, The High Captain is an opportunity for us all to come laugh together, cry together, gain some perspective--and maybe even a little hope.