Home / Events / Theater / Blood Knot

Blood Knot

REBECCA JACOBSON
7:30 pm Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays through March 17., Thursday March 07 | $16-$30.
Theater! Theatre!
3430 SE Belmont St.
 
In Athol Fugard’s Blood Knot, two half-brothers—one dark-skinned, one fair—navigate apartheid in South Africa. The play takes a microcosmic approach, examining family dynamics as a mirror to the broader social climate. But Fugard’s script is an immensely challenging one: The 1961 play is metaphorical, next-to-plotless and interrupted by surrealism. Under focused direction, a production can develop an internal logic, but this staging by Kevin Jones at Profile Theatre feels bloated. As the darker-skinned brother, Don Kenneth Mason is fine, but Ben Newman gives a one-note performance as his fairer-skinned sibling. They spend the entirety of the play—close to three hours—in a one-room shack, a space just as claustrophobic for the audience as for the characters. Profile’s Fugard-only season has impressed so far, but its production of his breakout work—which so inflamed the apartheid government that his passport was revoked—lands with a thud.

Where: Theater! Theatre!
Phone: 242-0080
Address: 3430 SE Belmont St.
Website: https://profiletheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0Sd0000001V0vuEAC

 
 

Theater! Theatre!

3430 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Theater

Bennet Norrbo: Nice & Naughty

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
Beloved Portland artist Bennet Norrbo died last year at 83. A year later, his friend and artistic executor, gallerist Marilyn Murdoch, is mounting an affectionate retrospective of his work, spanning m ...
Murdoch Collections 2219 NW Raleigh St. Portland Web | Map

Exiles

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Artists Rep artistic director Dámaso Rodriguez has known Cuban-born actor and playwright Carlos Lacámara for years. The two are even working on a musical, set in Cuba after the collapse of the So ...

7:30 pm Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through Oct. 26 | $25-$55
Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St. Web | Map

Science Fiction and the Synthesized Sound

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
Will the music of the future be made solely by computers programmed to recognize a sick beat? As part of a new series of lectures on technology, art and religion, the Portland Center for Public Humani ...
3 pm | Free
Xhurch 4550 NE 20th Street Portland Map
Also At Theater! Theatre!
There's no more events in Theater! Theatre!
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close