Shows featuring Mark Valadez's work


Men On Boats

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Race down the rapids in this wildly, wonderful gender-bending escapade. Based (broadly) on the true adventures of the one-armed pioneering explorer John Wesley Powell and his intrepid crew, this gleefully subversive play capsizes the white male conquest narrative and discovers the beautifully fluid depth and courage of a wholly different landscape.


The Events

In the rehearsal room of a community choir, Claire and her colleague encounter a visitor who makes an impossible demand: “I have one bullet left. Which one of you is it for?” A flash. An instant. One moment is all it takes to irrevocably change a life, a family, and a community. Weaving together bold theatricality, unflinching storytelling, and live local community choirs, David Greig’s daring and powerful play explores our desire to fathom the unfathomable and asks how far forgiveness will stretch in the face of atrocity. Winner of a 2013 Scotsman Fringe First Award.

Performing Choirs:

Sunnyside Community Choir: 10/27, 10/29, 11/2, 11/3, 11/5, 11/9, and 11/16
B-Side Bookclub: 10/28 and 11/18
Aurora Chorus: 11/10, 11/11, and 11/12
PCC Cascade Community Choir: 11/4
PHAME Rock Ensemble: 11/17

See our trigger warning section for information on show content and triggers.


Lungs

How exactly does one decide to bring a child into this world – with the oceans, and the climate, and the, you know, everything else? Surely the kid’s Eiffel Tower-sized carbon footprint is reason enough not to. But what if baby grows up to solve the world’s problems? Then again, what if baby grows up to be a mass murderer? Or what if…? And what if…? If…? What begins as an odd question for a couple in line at Ikea soon becomes much more as they grapple with existence itself as a moral question, in Duncan Macmillan’s timely and startlingly funny Lungs.


Annapurna

Twenty years ago Emma walked out on Ulysses in the middle of the night, taking their young son with her. That’s given Ulysses two decades to write his magnum opus, perfect his naked cooking techniques, and move into a dingy trailer with a phone-eating dog. But when Emma hears that he’s also battling for his life, she returns to hash out the best and worst of their marriage, and the mysterious circumstances of the night she left.

Annapurna by Sharr White is an hilarious, heartbreaking look at the enormous power of forgiveness.


All Well

All Well
– message left in an arctic cairn by Lt. John Franklin, leader of the doomed arctic expeditions of the HMS Terror and Erebus, May 28, 1847

Third Rail presents PETE’s

ALL WELL

All Well is a sound-installation that will envelop audiences in the pitch black of an icebound ship, midwinter. All Well will travel through the hidden spaces of the Imago theatre, on a journey inspired by the doomed Franklin Expedition of 1845-48. Directed by Jacob Coleman and featuring an immersive soundscape by PETE’s resident sound designer Mark Valadez, All Well will submerge audiences in the darkness of the lost explorer, far from home. Each performance will be limited to 25 audience members, each of whom will experience the piece from the comfort of their own hammock. All Well is conceived and created by PETE’s core ensemble of performers and designers: Jenny Ampersand, Robert Quillen Camp, Jacob Coleman, Miranda K Hardy, Peter Ksander, Rebecca Lingafelter, Paige McKinney, Cristi Miles, Mark Valadez and Amber Whitehall.

And isn’t it strange that the sound of sleeping is so much like the ocean when you listen to the breathing…
How long can you hold your breath?

– Juli Crockett, or, the whale


The Realistic Joneses

Meet Jennifer and Bob. They’re the Joneses. Meet Pony and John. They’re also the Joneses. They’re next door neighbors. Keeping up with them can feel awfully familiar in this hilarious and humane look at how we live. Literate and slyly hilarious this award-winning play dives deep below the surface with subtle grace.

Michael O'Connell & Darius Pierce

The New Electric Ballroom

The Roller Royle. “His quiff? Gravity defying. His stance? All American.” There wasn’t a heart that didn’t skip a beat when his rhythmic hips undulated and those generous lips parted to croon – making all the ladies swoon. He won the “admiration of any man with manhood” and with just a wink and a whisper slayed hearts. He was the Elvis of Ireland, the James Dean of music. He was The Roller Royle. And one night, in a sleepy Irish town filled with gossip and fish, he forever changed the lives of three sisters. The New Electric Ballroom is a coiled, glitter-dusted fable about the stories that come to define us.

The running time of this performance is 80 minutes with no intermission.

Diane Kondrat

Mr. Kolpert

What do a mysterious trunk, an Orwellian pizza ordering system, architectural design, tiramisu, Marilyn Monroe, Goofy, Bill Clinton, chaos theory, ropes, gags, and the world’s worst boss have in common?  You’ll find out in a play that Variety described as “a wicked treat for the morbidly inclined — a bonbon filled with arsenic.” One part Albee, one part Hitchcock, one part Tarantino, Mr. Kolpert is a play we’ve been dying to produce since day one. Comedy doesn’t come much blacker or better than this.

*Please note that this production is intended for mature audiences.

Kelly Goddell, Rolland Walsh

Or,

Set over the course of a single evening, Aphra Behn – poet, actress, spy, and one of the first professional female playwrights of the Restoration – has the opportunity to land her first commission for a professional company if she can deliver her play by dawn. Complicating this task are an array of lovers and rivals, from a rogue-spy to a blossoming ingenue to the king himself, vying for her time and affections. With echoes of Restoration comedy, quick-change farce, a dash or two of Tom Stoppard, and the sexual revolution of the 1960’s, Or, is a little valentine to love in the theatre.

Maureen Porter

 


Dine with Our Neighbors at The Farm Café

Ticket holders to Or, will receive an exclusive discount at the restaurant next door to the Imago Theatre, The Farm (10 SE 7th Ave) on the day you see the show. Show your server your ticket to Or, to receive a 10% discount on your meal!

NOTE: This offer is only valid on the day you attend the performance (the date on your ticket).

The Farm Café

The Farm Café hours:
Open 7 nights a week for dinner.
5pm to 11pm Sunday — Thursday
5pm to 11:30pm Friday — Saturday
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9pm to 11pm Sunday — Thursday
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