50 words: FALL OF THE BAND at Action/Adventure Theatre – Season Two, Episode Four

In quite possibly the best episode ever of this sonic melodrama, Action/Adventure hits their stride and creates utterly original live performance for 20 something Portlanders (and the rest of us). In a city obsessed with the authentically local, it simply does not get any more genuine than FOTB. More, please.

Thru November 24

Getting the band back together

There’s no time to rehash WHY you need to catch season 2 of FALL OF THE BAND down at Portland’s other train station, AKA, The Action/Adventure Theatre space on SE Clinton.

So we won’t.

Instead, we are going to run a series of specially screened photos of the cast, and if after viewing them you are still not getting the message, there is more info here.

It all starts next week.

Is that a train I hear or are you just happy to see me?

Would you look how [redacted] cute these people are! Just don't make Devo get his camo pants on as well...  Photo: Pat Moran.
Would you look how [redacted] cute these people are! Just don’t make Devo get his camo pants on as well… Photo: Pat Moran.

There's a lot going on here.  Photo: Pat Moran.
There’s a lot going on here. Photo: Pat Moran.

It's all about the backstory.  Photo: Pat Moran.
It’s all about the backstory. Photo: Pat Moran.

Now hear this.  FALL OF THE BAND starts Oct 24.  Photo: Pat Moran.
Now hear this. FALL OF THE BAND starts Oct 24. Photo: Pat Moran.

FALL OF THE BAND (season 2) opens Oct 24 at Action/Adventure

Where’s all the action and adventure these days in Portland theatre?

Quite often, it’s at Action/Adventure.

The small and scrappy SE theatre dynamo has been keeping it real for more than a few years now and is firmly ensconced in their new digs on SE Clinton (where they guarantee a train will pass during every show AND, in an emerging tradition, that performers will always improvise a line around it).

This year it’s take 2 on FALL OF THE BAND. What’s been happening with that legendary band on the Portland scene, Ghost Dad? You’ll have to show up and find out. There are five episodes to work out this year’s saga. The drama will no doubt be operatic in scale.

So be there.

And trainspot during the show.

You know you want to.

bands, trains, and beer - OH MY!  Photo: Pat Moran.
Bands, trains, and beer – OH MY! Photo: Pat Moran.

Cast:

Kyle Acheson, Cristina Cano, Sam De Roest, Devon Granmo, Nick Fenster, Katie Michels, David Saffert, and Natalie Stringer. Featuring: Talon Bigelow, Jade Hobbs, Melissa Murray, and Chip Sherman.

Production Team:

Director: Aubrey Jessen

Assistant Director: Patrick Moran

Stage Manager: Kira Atwood-Younstrom

Lighting Design: Kaye Blankenship

Sound Design: Devon Granmo & Noah Dunham

Properties: Bri Pruett

Music Director: Cristina Cano

Action/Adventure is Noah Dunham, Laura Fraley, Erin Giblin, Devon Granmo, Greg Heaton, Pat Mora, Bri Pruett, and Greta West. A not-for-profit Portland-based performance collective Action/Adventure collaborates and experiments with local artists of varied disciplines and actively engages and cultivates a new audience base. Action/Adventure strives to broaden Portland’s supportive artistic network and create work that is inspiring, relevant, and speaks to the universal and the local experience.