Plan #6 – See a play


It’s play time!

Quinland’s in the Wilson High School SouthWest StageWorks (SW)2 production of Antigone – on now! it opened last night and there are still tickets available for the following performances:

  • Sunday, Nov 8 – 2 pm
  • Thursday, Nov 12 – 7 pm
  • Friday, Nov 13 – 7 pm
  • Saturday, Nov 14 – 7 pm

David and I went to see it tonight and were very impressed. It is the French playwright Anouilh’s adaptation of the ancient Theban drama by Sophocles, complete with Greek chorus. Q plays Haemon, Antigone’s love interest (and gets to be loving, angry, and despairing – because it is, after all, a Greek tragedy).

So, come on down! See the play! You can get tickets online at or take your chances by coming early and getting tickets at the door. I’ll be going again on the 13th and 14th and I’d love to see you there!

Future Tense


Quinland is in another SouthWest StageWorks production this month, a set of three short plays by Ray Bradbury called Future Tense. Q is in the ensemble of the first two plays (The Veldt and Kaleidoscope) and plays the Young Child in the third play, To the Chicago Abyss.

David and I went to the matinee showing on Mother’s Day. I had no idea what to expect, other than that if it’s Ray Bradbury, it must be science fiction. I don’t want to give any of the plots away, but I will say that the show is pretty intense. I highly recommend seeing it, but it’s not suitable for small children.

Besides beaming with pride at how well Q did in his role, I really enjoyed Sofia as Wendy in The Veldt, Tristan as Applegate in Kaleidoscope, and Luke as the Old Man in To the Chicago Abyss. So much so, in fact, that I’m going to go at least once more this week (or maybe twice)! Besides, the seating is in the round, so I’ll get a chance to see it from a couple of different angles.

Future Tense continues this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (5/14/15 through 5/16/15) at Wilson High School. Seating is limited; tickets are available online. (Click here for tickets.)

Big things on the horizon

Tomorrow is November 13th,  the day we have been waiting for through all these afternoon and evening rehearsals. Opening Night of the musical is finally here!

Or is it?

Tomorrow is also shaping up to have some crazy winter weather (for Portland in November, at any rate) . The temperature has dropped drastically in the past two days, as the wind picked up right along with it. Our patio furniture (which we ought to have put away already, I know) has all blown down to one end of the deck. Trees are falling all around Portland, knocking out power; we had no lights or heat for about six hours last night. Now the forecasters are battling out their predictions: will it be Snowmagedden 2014 Part II The Sequel, or will it be a mere “wintry mix” of snow, rain, and sleet?

Quinland got home from dress rehearsal tonight proclaiming words I never thought I’d hear from his mouth: “PRAY that we DON’T have snow tomorrow!”

I mean, let’s be honest – every kid loves a snow day! But snow – or freezing rain – on Opening Night of the musical? That would be a disaster.

So bow your heads, cross your fingers, and send good wishes for clear streets our way. The show must go on!