Home / Events / Theater / The Jim Pepper Project

The Jim Pepper Project

7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays (no show Sunday, May 11) through May 31., Saturday May 24 | $15-$35.
Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza
1785 NE Sandy Blvd.
An original play by Triangle Productions’ Don Horn, The Jim Pepper Project aims to illuminate the life of Jim Pepper, the late Oregonian who used his Native American heritage to inform his jazz music. Pepper, who died from cancer in 1992 at the age of 50, brought together Native American chants and saxophone in his music—1969's “Witchi Tai To” is the only song in the history of the Billboard charts to feature a Native chant—and he lived a rich life beyond his music, the details of which could have made for a compelling play. Unfortunately, this well-intentioned effort actually plays like a spoken-word performance of a Wikipedia page about Native Americans, with very little story about Pepper himself. The actors recite long lists of facts, many of which lack a clear connection to Pepper’s life or family history. An opening-weekend performance was also dogged by technical difficulties: dropped props, missed beats on musical numbers and frequently forgotten and misspoken lines. As Pepper, M. Cochise Anderson had to serve as something of an onstage prompter. With a more satisfying script and smoother performances, Horn might be able to achieve his stated goal of bringing The Jim Pepper Project to local schools and tribal groups, but there’s a ways to go.

Where: Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza
Phone: 239-5919
Address: 1785 NE Sandy Blvd.
Website: http://www.tripro.org/24th-season/jimpepper.php

Other events in Theater

Curious Comedy Open Mic

Sunday, Oct 04, 2015
Curious hosts a weekly open-mic night. Sign-ups begin at 7:15, and comics get three minutes of stage time apiece.
8 pm every Sunday. | Free.
Curious Comedy 5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Web | Map

Helium Open Mic

Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015

Generally regarded as the best open-mic night in town, Helium's sign-ups fill quickly. Show up between 6 and 7 pm to snag some stage time.

8 pm every Tuesday | Free with a two-item minimum
Helium Comedy Club 1510 SE 9th Ave. Web | Map

Naked Comedy Open Mic

Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015

The Brody hosts a thrice-weekly open-mic night. Comics get four-minute standup slots and can sign up online.

9:30 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday | Free with one-item minimum purchase
Brody Theater 16 NW Broadway Web | Map
Also At Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza
There's no more events in Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus

Web Design for magazines