splatterson (splattworld) wrote in pdx_art,

Welcome to the "Dead of Winter"

Pavement Productions and The Bluestockings are proud to present Dead of Winter, three ghost stories written for the stage by Portland playwright Steve Patterson.

Winter.  Bare trees.  Fog.  A chill breeze.  It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up and tell stories about things that might be there, in the dark.  In the night.  And that’s just what these three psychological chillers do: explore that which isn’t there…unless it is.

Winner of the Sam Bass One-Act Contest in Austin, Whitechapel takes us to a London flat which may or may not be haunted by the grandfather of serial killers, Jack the Rippe

A World Premiere written especially for The Bluestockings, Wet Paint invites us into a house which may or may not have uninvited guests, and a rainy night’s séance which may or may not be harmless fun.  

The evening wraps up with The Body, a visit with a grieving coroner who may or may not be a little too in touch with one of his “patients.”  The Body was featured in The Nature of Fear and Its Effects, produced by Jobsite Theatre at the Tampa Performing Arts Center.

Directed by Pavement Productions’ Co-Producer Lisa L. Abbott, Dead of Winter’s cast includes Trish Egan, Angie Hughes, Reba Kenison, Deborah Zelda Lee, Harold Phillips, Ben Plont and Justina Price, with set design by Sean DeVine, lights by Julie Booth, and sound design by Gordon Romei.

Dead of Winter opens 8:00 PM February 1, 2008, at Performance Works Northwest ( 4625 SE 67th Avenue , Portland ) in the Foster Arts District.  It runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through February 23rd.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and $10 for students and seniors.  Thursdays are sliding scale.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.theblustockings.com.  For reservations, call 503-777-2771.

Also go to  www.theblustockings.com to watch our "Dead of Winter" teaser video.

Steve Patterson
Pavement Productions
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