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Big Plastic Heroes- Warning: Trying To Be Your Idol Is Dangerous
January 21, 26, 27, 28
February 3, 4
7:30 p.m. | All Ages
Tickets are $15-17.50
More Info and Tickets at bigplasticheroes.com
1785 NE Sandy Plaza
Portland comedian/Fertile Ground and Second City alum auGi and award-winning PBS writer Slash Coleman will present the world premiere of ¬Å“Big Plastic Heroes¬Â beginning on Saturday, January 21 with six shows running through February 4, at The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza. The production is being presented as part of Fertile Ground Festival of New Works 2012.
Set against the backdrop of two small towns in the 1980s, ¬Å“Big Plastic Heroes¬Â features two autobiographical solo-performances that highlight what bad things can happen when oddball teen boys try to be their action-hero idols. Each night includes appearances by two Portland storytellers who will tell their own 10-minute ¬Å“misplaced hero¬Â story. Local stortytellers include: Stacey Hallal, Meg Worden, Ry Stroud, Andrew Bynum, Jimmy Radosta, Karol Collymore, Cory Huff, Meagan Kate, Penny Walter and Molly Norton.
Teenage Commando: What happens when a ¬Å“nurd¬Â tries to be Rambo? By auGi
Growing up in a tiny Michigan town surrounded by endless cornfields isn't exactly the life of an action hero. So what's a teenage ¬Å“nurd¬Â with a hyperactive imagination to do? auGi reveals how he and a group of oddball friends formed a fantasy commando squad with very real consequences. This funny, humbling, true-life story proves that being yourself is all the adventure you need.
Last American Gladiator Part 3: Can a kid who idolizes Evel Knievel survive a crush? By Slash Coleman
Set against the background of bicentennial fever, Slash Coleman, creator of the PBS special, The Neon Man and Me, tells the story of his eccentric family, his obsession with Evel Knievel and a crush on his third-grade teacher that lands him in the hospital. Join Slash on this humorous journey of a young boy finding out that-while anything is possible-sometimes you have to wait for what you want.