A Noble Failure

A Noble Failure

by Susan Mach

January 11 – February 3, 2013

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm

– Winningstad Theatre –
1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

*World Premiere*

In this call-to-arms, Susan Mach shares an eye-opening look at the current state of America’s public education system. Navigating a minefield of competition, quotas, retention, privatization, class size, corporate welfare, and litigation is tricky on the best of days, but what does any of it have to do with teaching Johnny to read? Told with empathy and humor, and featuring a rich cast of characters, A Noble Failure is startling in its immediacy and passionate in its plea to “Save Our Schools.”

A Noble Failure will be presented as a part of Fertile Ground 2013, Portland’s festival of new and developing works.

Production Images

Photos by Owen Carey

Directed by

Written by


Truman Spencer

Ivan Petrov

Rosalyn Davies

Barbara Rheiton

Darren Loftus

Hank Foster


Stage Manager

Assistant Director

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer


Third Rail core company member
Guest Artist
* Member of Actors Equity Association