You’re invited to join us February 23-25 to celebrate the work of Profile Featured Playwright, Lauren Yee! This three-day festival will feature three enhanced staged readings of Lauren’s plays, Mother Russia, Samsara, and The Song of Summer. Plus, there will be a panel discussion going beyond the world of the play and a closing night celebration party!

Each reading is just $10 and FREE for Members! Read more below and get your tickets today!

**All readings and events are at Imago Theatre: 17 SE 8th Ave, Portland**


Mother Russia

Friday Feb 23rd, 7:30pm

Directed by Rebby Yuer Foster

Six months after the end of the Soviet Union, two young Russians, Euvgeny and Dmitri find themselves lost in their strange new world of glasnost, perestroika and McDonald’s. When they’re assigned to track Katya (an alluring fallen pop-star), a love triangle, a case of mistaken identities, and some really bad spy tactics leave them completely dumbfounded by a whole new world full of choices.

A brand new comedy about the curse of freedom.


The Song of Summer

Saturday February 24th, 7:30pm

Directed by Josh Hecht

Much to his surprise, Robbie has the hit song of the summer! But when the unexpected stardom brings high-profile controversy, he heads home to reconnect with his childhood piano teacher. What he wanted to be a quiet reunion turns out to be a reckoning with past choices that had more consequences than he realized. Between an eccentric piano teacher, a controlling manager, and a brash former crush, home isn’t the refuge Robbbie had in mind.

A candid and stirring comedy about how going back can change how we go forward.


SAMSARA

Sunday, February 25th, 2PM

Directed by Ajai Tripathi

Cultural Consultant – Subashini Ganesan

Katie and Craig are having a baby… with a surrogate… who lives in Western India. A month before the baby’s due date, Craig reluctantly travels to the bustling city of Ahmedabad, where he meets Suraiya, the young, less-than-thrilled woman who is carrying their child. As all three “parents” anxiously wait for the baby to be born, flights of fancy attack them from all sides in the form of a smarmy Frenchman and a smart-mouthed fetus.

An outlandish comedy about modern day colonialism and what to expect when you’re expecting someone else’s child.


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