Photo Flash: West Coast Premiere of Adam Bock's Black Comedy A LIFE to Open at The Armory

Adam Bock's A Life, commissioned by Portland Center Stage at The Armory, will receive its West Coast debut at The Armory following the success of the play's world premiere in New York. A Life begins preview performances on September 29, opens on October 5, and runs through November 11 in the Ellyn Bye Studio. Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan, who has frequently partnered with Bock, will direct. Nat DeWolf (Broadway: Take Me Out) will make his company debut as the astrology-loving and hopelessly single Nate Martin. DeWolf is joined by Cycerli Ash, also making her debut at The Armory, as well as returning artists Dana Green (Major Barbara and many others) and Gary Norman (Our Town).

"My feeling when I read any Adam Bock play is always the same. I am enthralled with the sparseness, and with his ability to capture the human experience on such an insightful level," Riordan said. "A Life it precisely that. A Life. What we value, hold dear and treasure. Who we share it with, how we take inventory, and what becomes of it all in the end. With Adam's keen eye and ear for the human journey, he captures it in exactly the right way."

Regular tickets start at $25 and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at www.pcs.org, 503.445.3700, or in-person from the box office (128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, OR). Rush tickets are $20. Students and patrons who are 30 or younger get 50% off premium tickets. $5 tickets are available for Oregon Trail Card holders through the Arts for All program. Discounts available for groups of 10+. Active duty or veteran military personnel and their immediate families get 50% off premium tickets. Performance times (with a few exceptions noted below) are Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; and Thursday matinees at noon. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contains adult situations and language. For more information visit www.pcs.org/alife.

Photo by Patrick Weishampel/blankeye.tv courtesy of Portland Center Stage at The Armory.

Photo Flash: West Coast Premiere of Adam Bock's Black Comedy A LIFE to Open at The Armory
Nat DeWolf (Nate Martin) and Gary Norman (Curtis)

Photo Flash: West Coast Premiere of Adam Bock's Black Comedy A LIFE to Open at The Armory
Nat DeWolf

Photo Flash: West Coast Premiere of Adam Bock's Black Comedy A LIFE to Open at The Armory
Nat DeWolf

Photo Flash: West Coast Premiere of Adam Bock's Black Comedy A LIFE to Open at The Armory
Nat DeWolf (Nate Martin) and Gary Norman (Curtis)

Photo Flash: West Coast Premiere of Adam Bock's Black Comedy A LIFE to Open at The Armory
Nat DeWolf

Photo Flash: West Coast Premiere of Adam Bock's Black Comedy A LIFE to Open at The Armory
Nat DeWolf (Nate Martin) and Gary Norman (Curtis)

Photo Flash: West Coast Premiere of Adam Bock's Black Comedy A LIFE to Open at The Armory
Gary Norman

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