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Linfield Theatre Presents "An Evening of Short Plays" by Lauren Gunderson

Join Linfield College for a fun night of theatre!  

The Theatre Program’s 98th season and 15th season in the Marshall Theatre opens with An Evening of Short Plays  by Lauren Gunderson, featuring Damsel and Distress Go to a PartyOr NotTwo Chairs, and Two Pigeons Talk Politics. Linfield alum and Adjunct Professor of Theatre Douglas Soderberg ‘79 directs. Performance dates are September 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall.


In these plays, Gunderson displays her enormous wit and biting satire. In Damsel and Distress Go to a Party, three women (played by Savannah Morton, Jennifer Furrow, and Adele Stireman) are getting ready to go out on the town. As they apply their make-up, they kvetch about the many faces – like "Pretty Face" or "Power Face" or "Political Face" – women are expected to wear to meet the world. Gunderson explores what happens when a modern day Horatio faces interrogation about the death of Hamlet in Or Not (featuring actors Koa Tomich and Robert Santos). In Two Chairs, Gunderson looks at "the short way to a happy ending" by chronicling, in a matter of minutes, the lives of Jake and Gretchen (played by Elise Martin and Nathan Dillon) from first grade to twenty-two years later. High above New York City, Gary and Paul (Christina Godinez and Claire Hamada) ponder the meaning of it all in Two Pigeons Talk Politics. Throughout all of these plays Gunderson entertains and challenges worn out stereotypes. Produced by special arrangement with The Gersh Agency, New York.



Tickets are all $5, with a special price of $3 for students on opening night (age 10+, any school). Seating is reserved. Tickets are available online at and are available at the Marshall Theatre Box Office. Located in Ford Hall, the box office is open Monday through Wednesday from 3 to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 3 to 7:30 p.m. These plays contain strong language. For more information, call 503.883.2292. The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible.