In 2013, Coho Theater filled the void of a summer season filled with outside Shakespeare and not much else with an ambitious line-up of solo shows. The Solo Festival was such a success that Coho is bringing it back this year – 4 weekends, 4 amazing artists, and 4 extraordinary shows!
The festival opens with Eleanor O’Brien’s latest solo show Lust & Marriage (O’Brien is the artistic director of Dance Naked Productions and the curator of last year’s festival).
Lust & Marriage premiered at this year’s Fertile Ground Festival, where it played to sold out houses and critical acclaim (“engrossing” says the Willamette Week). O’Brien has toured the show to Santa Fe, Los Angeles and Seattle, and brings it back to Portland for 3 NIGHTS ONLY. Running July 3-6 (no show on the 4th) this is the last time this show will appear in Portland.
Does hot monogamy exist? Can polyamory save the happily ever after? #WWDSD? (“What Would Dan Savage Do?”) In this revealing solo performance, O’Brien examines cultural beliefs around monogamy, monotony, jealousy and polyamory from a highly personal perspective. With heaps of humor (and advice from sex-advice columnist Dan Savage) O’Brien creates a nuanced fairy tale that celebrates ALL the options of modern relationship.
Tickets are $15 ($50 for a 4-show pass) and can be purchased online or at the door. All shows start at 7:30 at Coho Theater (2257 NW Raleigh St). https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=45511