Wild and Reckless
This is a past event. Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7:30pm
Portland Center Stage at the Armory 128 N.W. 11th Ave., Portland, OR
"Wild & Reckless, an original rock musical written and performed by prominent Portland band Blitzen Trapper, melds a Twilight Zone–like plot scenario with a star-crossed love story.
This is one of two fiercely independent shows with local ties on the main stage at Portland Center Stage at the Armory this spring; the other is Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore." — Oregon Arts Watch
Presented by Portland Center Stage. Blitzen Trapper mined their lyrical storytelling and Oregonian roots to create a story for the stage that fuses the energy of a rock concert with the imaginative possibility of the theater. Wild and Reckless traces the unforgettable tale of two kids on the run, in a futuristic vision of Portland’s past. Evoking a bygone era of Portland, this sci-fi love story features a rock-and-roll score that pairs unreleased songs with favorites from the band’s catalog, including “Black River Killer” and “Astronaut.” Portland Center Stage at The Armory commissioned Wild and Reckless as the second world premiere in its new Northwest Stories series, dedicated to developing and producing stories about, or by artists from, the Northwest region.