Today At The Clinton Street Theater
Monkey With A Hat On Presents MY AMERICANA
Monkey With a Hat On is dedicated to providing contemporary, relevant, inexpensive theater pieces geared towards, but not exclusively for the younger generations. It’s surprising that some, but not all theater has become some sort of upper class soiree club where people buy tickets for $8,000 to see wealthy people stories. This is bullshit.
Theater is for all of us, and it should be relevant to our lives. Theater is the oldest human art form. Theater is people getting together to share a series of moments, sharing the same experience, and providing a psychic medium where thoughts, emotions, and human histories are exchanged in real time. It is the duty of Monkey With a Hat On to provide pertinent, entertaining, and thought provoking theater for five bucks to the wonderful people of Portland, OR. There are many productions on the horizon, and plenty of room on the boat for everyone willing – man, woman, or monkey.
All productions are suitable for all ages.
Upcoming Productions at the Clinton Street Theater
TABOO Ten Minute Play Festival, August 7 - 9 @ 7pm
Ten Minute Play Festival, November 13 - 15 @ 7pm
Come join Ollie for a night of honest entertainment, in the 3rd installment of My Americana. First performed in 2011, and then again in 2013, My Americana is an experimental performance piece with a single stage performer accompanied with a live musician and overhead projections. Each time the show is performed, there are additional stories and content, and featuring a new musician (this year it's Phil Garrison).
My Americana is the story of life in Portland, OR. Baseball. TV. Sleep. Dreams. Death. Pancakes. Money. Happiness. Drugs. The American Dream. Florida. Running.
Written and directed by Ollie Collins
Doors at 7pm; curtain at 8.
CLOSER TO GOD
"As they say around the water cooler at the genetics research lab, when you're a clone, you're never alone.
That's certainly the case for tiny Elizabeth, the replicant/science project of "Closer to God," which materialized this week at Fantasia Fest in Montreal. A Frankenstein story with an advanced medical degree, Billy Senese's cautionary tale...possesses a vague sense of '70s melodrama; exhibits a facility with dread; and, most critically, makes a convincing argument that what we don't see is definitely going to hurt us."
A genetic scientist successfully clones the first human being, a baby girl named Elizabeth, but his work is soon threatened by a dark secret, a secret that threatens to destroy everything and everyone precious to him.