August 4, 2017 - August 26, 2017

CoHo Theater - 2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210

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.


Actors Cristi Miles and Darius Pierce impressively embody the emotionally athletic process of trying to feel, grow, and lead a life with someone. They’re exceptionally moving, funny, and not entirely likeable…It’s Lingafelter’s directorial focus on the emotional that makes all this work.

Portland Mercury


  • Writer Duncan Macmillan
  • Director Rebecca Lingafelter
  • Stage Manager Ashley Welp
  • Assistant Director Lauren Mackie
  • Assistant Director JeanneAnn Faris
  • Lighting Design Jennifer LIn
  • Sound Design Mark Valadez
  • Costume Design Jenny Ampersand
  • Scenic Design Megan Wilkerson
  • Dramaturg Brian Myers
  • Dramaturg Ellen Walkley


  • M Darius Pierce
  • W Cristi Miles