Enter The Night

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Enter The Night

(2015)

Enter THE NIGHT is a play situated between dreaming and wakefulness, fantasy and reality, myth and life. In a new collaboration with NYC director Alice Reagan, it delves into the substance of home, identity, intimacy, and human resolve in a SUR-realistic world of fancy and verity.  It attempts to capture the complexity of love between three friends by depicting the deep strangeness of human relationships. This true love cannot be reduced to easy categories. As each character deals with their attempts at independence, their failed dreams and their approaching mortality, they experience a fear of not being truly alive—or perhaps it is a fear of living. Enter THE NIGHT challenges our commonly accepted notions of love and confront us with our own responsibility to live.

 

 photo by Owen Carey

photo by Owen Carey

Enter the Night pulses with wonder, beauty and unexpected joy. Though the characters grapple with mortality, they’re motivated as much by love as by fear, and the show swings easily between serious reflection and giddy, generous comedy.

-Willamette Week on PETE’s Enter The Night

 

I didn’t realize I needed a theater like that until I saw it, a theater that refuses to contrive to make the audience feel superior. And if you think maybe that sort of theater might be appealing, well, Enter the Night is for you.

-Oregon Arts Watch on PETE’s Enter The Night

 

 

Fascinatingly provocative... The transitions between the playful and the poignant, the real and the dreamy, and the wildly energetic and the statuesquely still are very artfully orchestrated.

-The Oregonian on PETE’s Enter The Night

 

The live experience is top notch. Paramount in any PETE show is the moment – what is happening RIGHT NOW.

-Portland Theatre Scene on PETE’s Enter The Night

 

 photo by Owen Carey

photo by Owen Carey

 

An unpredictably surefooted production- [...] the real pleasure comes not from tracking any meaningful arc, but from parsing the specificities of the performances and guessing at the methods of love’s anodyne.

-Portland Mercury on PETE’s Enter The Night

 

Production Credits:

January 24 – February 7, 2015

Venue: Shaking The Tree Theatre

 

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Text by Maria Irene Fornes

Director: Alice Reagan

 

Performers:

Jacob Coleman

Cristi Miles*

Amber Whitehall

 

*Member, Actors' Equity Association

 

Designers:

Set and costume design: Jenny Ampersand

Lighting design: Jeff Forbes

Sound design: Mark Valadez

 

Producing Artistic Director: Rebecca Lingafelter

 

Stage Manager: Sarah Yeakel

Assistant Director: Dana Bacharach

 

Photography: Owen Carey

 

Made possible with support from Ronni LaCroute, and The Regional Arts and Culture Council.

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