Go deeper into the play and the world of Sam Shepard with unique events before or after almost every performance!
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, November 8th: Opening Night Reception
After the performance, mingle with cast, crew and Profile staff to celebrate the opening of our production in the upstairs Morrison Lobby.
Sunday, November 9th: Mat Chat
Join the director of TRUE WEST, Artistic Director Adriana Baer, in a post-performance Mat Chat as she explores the themes of the play and the way in which they are realized in this production. Alder Stage
Thursday, November 13th: Dinner Dialogue
Join Artistic Director Adriana Baer and members of our Production Team for the final Dinner Dialogue of the season! Guests will gather in the private dining room at Grüner for a three course meal. Enjoy an intimate conversation about the rehearsal process and performance of this production.
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Tickets are $55 and dinner service begins promptly at 5:30.
Friday, November 14th: Tamale Night is Back!
Plus an Encore Screening of Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself
Enjoy an authentic taste of Mexico before the performance, right in our lobby! Locally owned La Bonita will be serving up plates of their delicious tamales for only $5-$7. Then join us for a screening of the PBS documentary Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself before seeing the performance. Alder Lobby, 6:45pm
Saturday, November 15th: Lecture- Masculinity and Violence: Cowboys in the Suburbs
Prior to the performance, join Professor David Sumner in a conversation about central themes of TRUE WEST. Professor Sumner teaches American literature and environmental studies at Linfield College. He has published and presented in the area of environmental ethics, strategies for environmental advocacy, and the ethics and rhetoric of eco-terrorism. His work explores the legal, political and ethical implications of our use of the term “eco-terrorism” and its effect on our public perceptions and political activities. Midlevel Lounge, 6:45pm
Sunday, November 16th: Mat Chat
Join cast members for a conversation about the production and their performances during a post-performance Mat Chat in the theatre. Alder Stage
Wednesday, November 19th: Pairings Portland Wine Shop Present TRUE WEST Inspired Wine
We are thrilled to again be partnering with Pairings Portland Wine Shop, who will present 3 wines inspired by the two central characters of the play, and by the playwright himself. A glass of wine will be $8 – have a small taste of each to make your selection! Alder Lobby, 6:45pm
Thursday, November 20th: Violence Onstage
Violence onstage is a craft and an art. John Armour, professional fight choreographer will provide a glimpse into the technique, communication and grace required to make things look messy onstage. Midlevel Lounge, 6:45pm
Friday, November 21st: Belinda Underwood
Enjoy yet another amazing local musician in our lobby! Belinda Underwood got her early musical training in Classical violin and Jazz upright bass, then spent her adult years continuing musical studies around the world, picking up other instruments along the way. She artfully blends the musical elements of her training along with folk and world music influences to create a sound uniquely her own. Alder Lobby, 6:45pm
Saturday, November 22nd: Lecture – Western Visions: Shepard’s Place in American Theatre
Join Karin Magaldi, Director of the School of Theatre and Film at Portland State University, for an End of the Season conversation about Shepard’s overall place in the American Theatre landscape. Midlevel Lounge, 6:30pm.
Sunday, November 23rd: Get to Know the Guild
Before the performance, mingle with members of The Guild, Profile’s premier volunteer group. Members will share the special perks and fun projects they work on with Profile. Midlevel Lounge, 1:15pm