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Pretty Patty Johnson is thrilled to join the secretarial pool at the Cooney Lumber Mill in Big Bone, Oregon under the iron-fisted leadership of sultry office manager Susan Curtis. But she soon begins to feel that all is not right—the enforced diet of Slim-Fast shakes, the strange clicking language between the girls, the monthly disappearance of a lumberjack. By the time Patty discovers murder is part of the office skill set, it’s too late to turn back! In the guise of satiric exploitation-horror, The Secretaries takes an unflinching look at the warping cultural expectations of femininity and the ways women themselves are often the enforcers of sexism.

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‘The Secretaries’ is like a mashup of ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Portlandia’ –Chicago Tribune


JUNE 14th – JULY 1st, 2018

Alder Stage at Artists Rep

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Box Office: 503-242-0080, Tuesday-Friday, 12:00-4:00 pm

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Andrea White, Susan

Claire Rigsby, Patty

Kelly Godell, Ashley

Jamie Rea, Dawn

Jen Rowe, Peaches


Directed by Dawn Monique Williams

Stephanie Mulligan, Stage Manager

Megan Wilkerson, Scenic Design

Emily Wilken, Props Master

Wanda Walden, Costume Design

Jennifer Lin, Lighting Design

Jen Raynak, Sound Design