by Lisa Tierney-Keogh
Directed by Gemma Whelan~
at New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont St. Portland
Feb 1 – 24, 2019
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm
Run time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Jane is dropping out of college, out of life. She is stuck on her family’s farm in rural Ireland with a father who cannot find the words to articulate his fears, and a dog who intuitively grasps her state of mind but cannot reach her. Four Last Things is an emotionally charged journey through a young woman’s inner battles with depression as those who love her struggle to understand.
CAST: Alexandria Casteele (Jane), Ted Rooney* (Brendan), Jacklyn Maddux* (Bob, the farm dog)
CREATIVE TEAM: Set Design: Samie Pfeifer, Costume Design: Summer Olsson, Light Design: Zach Ward, Sound Design: Andrew Bray, Stage Manager: Amy Katrina Bryan, Dramaturg: Valory J Lawrence
Show sponsored by Ellyn Bye.
ASL Interpreted Performance: Friday, Feb 22 @ 7:30pm.
INTERVIEW WITH LISA TIERNEY-KEOGH about Four Last Things
PRODUCTION REVIEW by Alexis Soloski, The New York Times
AUDIENCE ENRICHMENT EVENTS…
- Thursday, Jan 31: Pay What You Can Preview
- Friday, Feb 1: Opening Night Reception
- Saturday, Feb 2: Post-show talkback – NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- Friday, Feb 8: Post-show talkback with Lisa Tierney Keogh – playwright
- Saturday, Feb 9: Post-show talkback with playwright
- Sunday, Feb 10: Post-show talkback with playwright
- Sunday Feb 10 @ 7pm – “Waking the Feminists – the movement that radicalized gender equity in Irish theatre.” A conversation with Lisa Tierney-Keogh, Dr. Jane Vogel, Founder and President, Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE), Sarah Jane Hardy, Artistic Director, Northwest Children’s Theater & School, and Gemma Whelan, Founding Artistic Director, Corrib Theatre
- Friday, Feb 15 @ 6:30-7pm: Pre-show reception for Blind Community
- Friday, Feb 15: Post-show talkback –NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- Sunday 17: Post-show talkback with Artists / Therapist: Emma Bridges, Amanda Soden, Allison Batty Capps
- Friday, Feb 22 @ 6:30-7pm: Pre-show reception for Deaf Community patrons.
- Friday, Feb 22 @ 7:30pm: ASL Interpreted Performance, followed by ASL Interpreted talkback
- Sunday, Feb 24: Closing Night
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT…
Lisa Tierney-Keogh was born in Dublin. She trained with the Lee Strasberg Theatre and The Second City. Lisa co-founded the Eden Theatre Company which produced two of her stage plays: Four Last Things andLost Song. Lisa was a member of the inaugural New Playwrights Program at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre, and was a finalist for the Juilliard Playwrights Fellowship in New York. She has won the Irish Times Theatre Awards Bursary, and been nominated for the Stewart Parker New Writing Award, the BBC Tony Doyle Television Award, and the Dublin Fringe Festival Awards (Best New Play, Best Production, Judges Special Award). For television, Lisa has developed work with Octagon Films and Tyrone Productions in Ireland, and Yo Yo Media in the UK. Lisa’s work has been performed in Dublin, London, Belfast and New York. She has representation at William Morris Endeavor and Parseghian Planco.