Four Original Works In The Fertile Ground Series Premiere At Lakewood Theatre Company

Come to Lakewood Theatre Company to see brand new theatre works premiered through the Fertile Ground Festival in January 23 February 3, 2019. This year Lakewood will premiere four new works. Fertile Ground, a Portland-wide festival that involves local theatres, artists, and playwrights, aspires to increase the appreciation for Portland's lush creative culture, the artists and projects spawned right here in our native soil. Fertile Ground is put on by the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, a nonprofit volunteer organization in collaboration with local nonprofit theatres.

Single Tickets for Lakewood readings are $10 at the Lakewood Box Office (503-635-3901) and online at Please call the box office to reserve your seat. Festival passes are $50 and available by ordering through the Fertile Ground website at: See the full citywide festival schedule at

Lakewood offerings:


Young Playwrights Festival

Playwrights: Megumi Hoff, Emily Imanishi, Aishwarya Marathe

Program director, Megan Kate Ward

Festival Date: Jan 26 @ 2pm

Venue: Lakewood Theatre Company

368 S State St, Lake Oswego OR 97034

Tickets: $10

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Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) is a collection of one act plays by High School playwrights from the Portland metro area who have been selected to work with professional directors and actors to gain insight, experience and feedback to develop their plays. YPF provides an opportunity for these playwrights to learn and discover how to hone their playwriting skills through a series of workshops with theatre professionals. The culmination of this process is to experience the audience response at this presentation of their work.

THEATER/DRAMA Fully staged reading

Lakewood Theatre Company with Candlestick Films present

a dangerous joy

Written by Terry Lomax

Directed by Terry Lomax

FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 27, 28 @ 7:30pm (At Lakewood Theatre Company)

Jan 31, Feb 1, 2, @7:30pm (At Portland State University Boiler Room Studio Theater)


Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S State St, Lake Oswego (January 27-28)

Portland State University Boiler Room Studio Theater, 1620 SW Park Ave. Portland (January 31-February 2)


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From writer and director Terry Lomax, comes a fully staged reading of the one-act play 'a dangerous joy'. Based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's true life story, Lomax has written a riveting fictional account of the last hour of his life. A German pastor and theologian during WWII, Bonhoeffer refuses to remain silent as he witnesses the atrocities of Hitler's rule. Imprisoned in Flossenburg concentration camp for his involvement with the Valkyrie plot to assassinate Hitler, Bonhoeffer faces off with Heinrich Muller, head of the Gestapo, while playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with cellmates Sal and Parker. We also get a glimpse into his passionate love story with his fianc e Maria. The Nazis have stolen everything dear to him except what they could not his faith and unquenchable joy. Filled with suspense, drama and romance, 'a dangerous joy' presents this question: What is worth living and dying for? Although it is a staged reading, our production includes professional actors, authentic WWII costumes, original music and sets and a multi-media presentation that will transport you and open your eyes to the power and influence of a dangerous joy.

One Sentence Description:

a dangerous joy is an original one act stage play based on the last hours of theologian and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life.

Theatre/Musical Workshop Production

Lakewood Theatre Company presents

Sides: the Musical Workshop production

music by Matthew Capurro

lyrics by Matthew Capurro

directed by Matthew Capurro

musical direction by Jeffrey Michael Kauffman


Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S State St, Lake Oswego OR 97034

Portland Playhouse 602 NE Prescott St, Portland OR 97211

Festival Date(s):

Tuesday, January 29 at 7p (Lakewood)

Wednesday, January 30 at 7p (Lakewood)

Sunday, February 3 at 7:30p (PPH)

Monday, February 4 at 7:30p (PPH)

Tickets: $ 15

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For Lakewood Theatre 503.635.3901

For Portland Playhouse: or 503.488.5822

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Every relationship's story has at least two sides. This highly anticipated song cycle featured in sneak preview last summer at Portland Playhouse explores stories of romance, family, and friendships from their many sides, as characters share their sometimes poignant, sometimes comical perspectives.


Lakewood Theatre Company presents

Dancing With July

music by Jean Lee

book and lyrics by Hayley Green

directed by Jorie Jones

musical direction by Peyton Noreen

Festival Date: Feb 2 @ 2pm

Venue: Lakewood Theatre Company

368 S State St, Lake Oswego OR 97034

Tickets: $10

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The story: A man who will never leave the woman he loves. A woman who will not let herself see the truth. When July Abernathy is faced with a series of events set into motion by the one person that she could never live without, she is forced to see life from the other side of the coin and accept all of the reality that comes with it. A story about the power of human connection, grief, renewal and moving on, Dancing with July allows the audience a moment to consider the most precious people in their lives and how they could reconcile a loss of that magnitude and still find something beautiful. The sweeping, melodic score composed by New York songwriter, Jean Lee, helps to create a deeply moving story that lingers with the viewer long after the last note fades.

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