January 11, 2013 - February 3, 2013
by Susan Mach
directed by Philip Cuomo
Winningstad Theater - 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
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.