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“How did a decent girl like me get involved with a cult of murderous secretaries?”

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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“One of the most uproarious plays staged in Portland in recent memory” -Willamette Week (Read the review!)

“Loud, Lewd, and Gleefully Weird” -The Oregonian (Read the review!)

“Just what the world needs right now” -Oregon ArtsWatch (Read the review!)

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(Photos by David Kinder)

JUNE 14th – JULY 1st, 2018

Alder Stage at Artists Rep

** See the schedule of vibrant IN DIALOGUE events for this run HERE **  

(Comedians, Novelists & Queers, oh my!)


CAST & CREATIVE  (All-Female!)

(left to right)

Andrea White, Susan

Jamie M. Rea, Dawn

Claire Rigsby, Patty

Jen Rowe, Peaches

Kelly Godell, Ashley

Directed by Dawn Monique Williams

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

Lilo Alfaro, Production Assistant

Kristen Mun, Fight Director

Secretaries Playbill

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