Portland Center Stage Season Boasts Sunset Boulevard, An Iliad, Futura and Opus

News   Portland Center Stage Season Boasts Sunset Boulevard, An Iliad, Futura and Opus Portland Center Stage will produce Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard and An Iliad, a new work by Tony-winning actor Denis O'Hare and director Lisa Peterson, as part of its 2010-11 season.

Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's musical adaptation of the Billy Wilder film noir, Sunset Boulevard will open the Main Stage season Sept. 14-Oct. 17. Chris Coleman will direct.

An Iliad, a one-actor retelling of Homer's classic, will run Sept. 28-Nov. 21. Co-creator O'Hare (Take Me Out), who will perform the piece for the Seattle Rep in April 2009, will not perform the Portland engagement. Performances run Sept. 28-Nov. 21 in Ellyn Bye Studio.

Phil Grecian's stage adaptation of the beloved film A Christmas Story will run on the Main Stage Nov. 21-Dec. 26, under the direction of Rose Riordan. The Ellyn Bye Studio will host David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries Nov. 30, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011.

Constance Congdon's adaptation of Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, directed by Chris Coleman, will run Jan. 11-Feb. 6, 2011, on the Main Stage.

Following will be the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's Futura, running Feb. 1-March 27, 2011, in the Ellyn Bye Studio. Kip Fagan will direct the love story about a rogue professor's quest to avenge her missing husband. Rose Riordan will direct Dale Wasserman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which runs Feb. 22-March 20, 2011, on the Main Stage. Michael Hollinger's Opus, directed by Brandon Fox, will follow April 12-May 8, 2011, in the Ellyn Bye Studio.

The final productions will be Itamar Moses' Love/Stories (or, But You'll Get Used to It), directed by Michelle Tattenbaum in the Ellyn Bye Studio April 26-June 19, 2011; and Randal Myler's Love, Janis, May 24-June 26, 2011, on the Main Stage.

For tickets visit PCS.org. Portland Center Stage performs at the Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Avenue in Portland, OR.