January 8, 2011 - February 20, 2011
by Anthony Neilson
directed by Scott Yarbrough
World Trade Center - 121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204
Lisa Jones has been feeling a bit off. One hour off, in fact; the hour she lost when her flight to London crossed the Greenwich meridian at the exact moment daylight savings time ended. To retrieve her wandering hour, Lisa must take a journey–to Dissocia, where cars fly, bears sing, and the Black Dog King reigns. This wildly inventive, fearlessly smart, and relentlessly surprising play by the author of The Lying Kind will take you places you never expected and will never forget.
As energetic, funny, colorful, expansive as Act I is, Act II is sedate, dour, monochromatic, constrained…This is complex territory, emotionally and theatrically, yet this production stays remarkably surefooted at every step.
Dissocia features some of the most impressive technical design you’re likely to see on a Portland stage this year—it’s full of dazzling, “only in the theater” moments courtesy of designers Sam Kusnetz, Don Crossley, and Curt Enderle.Portland Mercury