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2016 Fertile Ground Festival Kicks Off 1/23


Lakewood Theatre Company will be presenting four original works January 23 - 27, 2016 in conjunction with Portland's Fertile Ground Festival. Fertile Ground, sponsored by the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, is a citywide festival focused on new work in the Arts. It features world premiere projects, staged readings, developing works and a myriad of other arts events from the Portland creative community.

Steve Knox, Lakewood's Co-Producer and supervisor of this project for Lakewood's shows, comments, "This will be Lakewood's third year participating in the Fertile Ground Festival. We found the Festival an excellent partnership and opportunity to expand Lakewood's long tradition of introducing new works to our audiences. The response has been so positive that we jumped at the opportunity to participate again this year. This is a whole different experience for our audiences who have the opportunity to view the birth of new works. In our four offerings we'll premiere a musical and three plays. Each Lakewood presentation will offer the audience an opportunity to provide feedback either through talk backs or written comments. This is invaluable to the authors in the development of new works. "

The four shows include: ... Burning Basil, Saturday, Jan. 23 @ 2:00pm ... Under the Yew Tree, Sunday, Jan. 24 @ 2:00pm ... Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil Tuesday, Jan. 26 @ 7:00pm ... A Mischief of Rats, Wednesday, Jan. 27 @ 7:00pm

All of the Lakewood Fertile Ground offerings will be staged readings and all are world premieres (defined as not having had a fully staged production in another venue in its current form regionally or nationally). Ticket prices are $10 to each reading.

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