by E.M. Lewis
directed by Luan Schooler

A troubled writer, raw with grief from the death of his wife, is hired to ghostwrite the biography of a wealthy man accused of murdering his wife but acquitted on technical grounds. Drawing from the classic noir detective stories about the slipperiness of truth and blurring the lines of good and bad, True Story propulsively examines how facts, biases, and perceptions are manipulated – and asks if discovering the truth is worth the ultimate price?

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Additional Dates to Know:

May 6, 7, 10, 11: previews

Friday, May 12: opening night

Thursday, May 18: student matinee

Thursday, May 25:  Highlight Night 

Friday, May 26: ASL

Saturday, May 27: BIPOC* Affinity Night

Friday, June 2: audio described

Saturday, June 3: open caption

Sunday, June 4: final performance

Education Resources
Get into the world of True Story with this book and movie list from the Multnomah County Library.

Portland Center Stage: Ellyn Bye Studio

128 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Cast

Maria Porter
Brett Martin
Setareki Wainiqolo
Donnie Lawrence
Sami Yacob-Andrus
Miriam Lawrence
Claire Rigsby
Hayden Quinn

Creative

E.M. Lewis
Playwright
Luan Schooler
Director
Vin Shambry
Associate Director
Sophina Flores
Lighting Designer
Bobby Brewer-Wallin
Costume Designer
Sharath Patel
Sound Designer

Production Team

Gavin Burgess
Master Electrician
Derek Easton
Techincal Director
Jamie Tait
Props Supervisor

Season Sponsors

The Shubert Foundation Inc.
Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Regional Arts & Culture Council
James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation
Oregon Arts Commission
The Oregon Community Foundation
OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation
Arts Consulting Group
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