Portland's Fertile Ground Festival is almost here and we are giving away 5 pairs of tickets ($30/pair) for the Sunday, January 30th show of Threads. To win, comment below on why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed on Monday, January 24.
January 27 – February 12, 2011
8pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
In August of 1968, a farm girl from rural Indiana stepped off a plane in Saigon, Viet Nam. The people and events that led her there and her subsequent adventures make for an extraordinary tale from a unique perspective that has never been shared before.
The history of the Viet Nam war has been told by many people: servicemen and women on both sides, government and diplomatic workers, journalists, Vietnamese civiliansÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬¦Donna Miller was none of these things.Ãƒâ€š She chose to go to Viet Nam, alone, in the middle of the war.Ãƒâ€š She went to teach English at the Buddhist University in Saigon, but she ended up doing so much moreÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬¦
From being held at gunpoint on her very first night in-country, to adopting an entire family of Vietnamese orphans, Donna's experiences form a theatrical narrative that is both universal and intensely personal.Ãƒâ€š Hers is not a war story; it's a life story.
Based on the life of the playwright's mother, Threads is a one-woman show illustrating and illuminating how interconnected we human beings are, how we never know the influence a seemingly small action might have, and how in the span of an instant some people can change our lives forever.
*Fertile Ground 2011 festival pass-holders can reserve seats online for free
**Festival pass valid only for Threads performances 1/27-2/6