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Gathering Blue

KAITIE TODD
2 pm and 5 pm Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through May 19. No 5 pm shows Saturdays, May 11 and 18., Saturday May 18 | $15-$28.
Winningstad Theatre
1111 SW Broadway
 
Oregon Children’s Theatre teams up with beloved children’s author Lois Lowry for the third time to present Gathering Blue, adapted from Lowry’s 2000 novel set in a futuristic world. The story revolves around Kira, a young girl with a disfigured leg who lives in a village plagued by sickness and surrounded by man-eating beasts. After her mother dies, Kira is forced to become a weaver, working on an important ceremonial robe that leads her and her friends to discover the truth behind the history of their village and its repressive government. Concrete slabs, broken furniture and threadbare curtains strung across the stage successfully evoke this dystopian world, as does the hollow percussion of metal rods against metal barrels. The desolation is brightened by the performances of the eight-member cast, including Camille Cettina, who morphs easily from a bully to an ornery and entertaining dye-maker, Stephanie Roessler as the physically disabled Kira, and the young Peyton Symes as Kira’s friend Matt, who provides the necessary comic relief and gets laughs out of children and adults alike. The soundscape and lighting design can make for a spooky environment, but Gathering Blue should be fine for ages 9 and up—a 13-year-old in the audience found the story thought-provoking and the performances powerful.

Where: Winningstad Theatre
Phone: 228-9571
Address: 1111 SW Broadway
Website: http://www.octc.org/onstage/gatheringblue

 
 
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