FAMILY by Celine Song

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Multiple dates through Nov 20, various times
Shaking the Tree Studio Hosford-Abernethy (Portland)
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$5 - $33
All Ages
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"Shaking the Tree Theatre is thrilled to present our first live performance in two years: FAMILY by Celine Song. Directed by Samantha Van Der Merwe. Starring Rebby Yuer Foster as Alice, Blake Stone as Linus, and Kai Hynes as David.

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30 & Sundays at 5:00pm
Running time is approx. 70 minutes

Family is a play about being born into a violent planet. After their father's funeral, half-siblings Alice, Linus, and David sit quietly in the house they grew up in. Soon, they begin to hear, smell, taste, and see very awful things.

What people are saying:
"Dark, creepy, and unnerving, but also terribly funny."
"Goes to the heart of traumatic family life in a beautiful, darkly comic, sculpted way."
​"Behind all the funhouse mirrors and surreal madness, however, is a very moving story about the emotional damage caused by distant parents and family secrets."

About the playwright:
Celine Song's play ENDLINGS received its world premiere in 2019 at American Repertory Theater, and it had its New York premiere in 2020 at New York Theatre Workshop. It has been named a finalist for the 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and it was selected for the 2018 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. The play was also included on the 2017 Kilroys list. Celine is a member of the Public Theater’s 2016-2017 Emerging Writers Group, Ars Nova’s 2014-2015 Play Group, and The Orchard Project's inaugural NYC Greenhouse 2018. She was a Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow from 2017-2018, a 2014 & 2016 Great Plains Theatre Conference Playwright, and she was a 2017 semifinalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship. Her play TOM & ELIZA was a semifinalist for the American Playwriting Foundation's 2016 Relentless Award. Celine has been awarded residencies, fellowships, and commissions from MTC/Sloan, Sundance, the Millay Colony for the arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation. She holds an M.F.A. from Columbia. Celine was a staff writer on Amazon's THE WHEEL OF TIME.you fall under his influence, there is no telling where you will end up.”" (Promo Copy)

Shaking the Tree Studio

823 SE Grant Portland, OR Venue website

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