Events downtown

Nov 11

(the cockfight play) The Studio Theater at Portland Stage | 25A Forest Ave. 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) presents the Maine Premiere of (the cockfight play) by Mike Bartlett, directed by Keith Powell Beyland & Tess Van Horn, playing November 9 – 18, 2018. This premiere production will be presented at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave.
n.b. – due to the nature of the play, no one under 17 will be admitted.

When emotions are high – the claws come out. Mike Bartlett’s highly
charged and deeply funny language play provides a unique look at sexual identity, infidelity, and the ways in which our emotions can overwhelm our actions. (the cockfight play) is prescribed to be performed with no props, set or pantomime, so the focus is all on the drama.

John has been in a stable relationship with his boyfriend for a number of years. But when they separate for a time, he unexpectedly falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, filled with guilt and conflicting emotions, he doesn’t know which way to turn. His boyfriend is willing to wait for him to make a decision, but so is his girlfriend. And both are prepared to fight to
keep him. As the pressure mounts, a dinner with both parties is arranged, and a surprise guest arrives to make a lively foursome. They all want to know: Who is John? What is he? And what will his decision be?