Along with other live events across the nation, Harlequin Productions’ 2020 Season was halted in March 2020. To complete this year’s season, the theater announces a six-week online radio series, to run September 20 – October 31, 2020. Productions will run for one week each, premiering Sundays at 7:30 pm PST, with a run proceeding Tuesday – Saturday of that week at 7:30 pm PST. Local and regionally known directors will helm each work. All performances are free to the public; space is limited for each performance. To reserve a free ticket or for more information, visit HarlequinProductions.org or HarlequinProductions.org/Radio.
Sept 20 – Sept 26: The Highest Tide directed by Aaron Lamb
A sensory experience emanates from the pages of local author Jim Lynch’s bestselling novel, which instantly transports us beneath the waters of a marine world teeming with infinite life and exquisite possibility.
Sept 27 – Oct 3: For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday directed by Kathryn Dorgan
The refusal to grow up confronts the inevitability of growing old in Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl’s lyric comedy.
Oct 4 – Oct 10: A Bright Room Called Day directed by Aaron Lamb
From the Pulitzer-winning playwright behind Angels in America comes a dramatic parable for our time. This early Tony Kushner work follows a group of artists and political activists struggling to preserve themselves in 1930s Berlin as the Weimar Republic surrenders to the seduction of fascism.
Oct 11 – Oct 17: This Flat Earth directed by Lauren Love
Stuck at home in a state of shocked limbo after a horrific school tragedy, Julie and Zander, two twelve-year-olds, try to make sense of what they witnessed, their awkward crushes, and an infinitely more complicated future — but the grown-ups are no help at all. An urgent response to our times by playwright Lindsey Ferrentino.
Oct 18 – Oct 24: Snow in Midsummer directed by Desdemona Chiang
In a contemporary re-imagining of one of China’s most famous classical dramas, a young widow curses those who executed her for a crime she did not commit. Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s new interpretation of the Guan Hanqing original was first produced as part of the “Chinese Translations Project” at the Royal Shakespeare Company. A second production was received in 2018 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Oct 25 – Oct 31: Halloween Surprise directed by Corey McDaniel
For our last offering in the series, join us for a gripping radio drama in the best Harlequin tradition of chills and thrills, just in time for All Hallow's Eve.
WHAT: Harlequin Productions presents a free six-week online radio series, completing the 2020 season.
WHEN: September 20 – October 31, 2020, at 7:30 pm (Mondays are dark)
TICKETS: Space is limited for each performance; audiences should reserve their free tickets online at harlequinproductions.org/radio
All casts to be announced