Shakespeare in Portland: King John
posted September 5, 2011 1:16 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 5 at 7:30 PM, Shoebox Theater
2110 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
Northwest Classical Theater Company is putting on a production of King John, an apparently now-very-rarely performed play. Show starts at 7:30p and we're going on Saturday, November 5. You can purchase tickets through NWCTC's website, or you can call them and reserve a spot and pay at the door.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR: pre/post show food! At least a couple of us are going to grab something beforehand, probably meeting about 5:30-6p, but location has yet to be determined. There're a goodly number of places within about ten blocks of the theater.
posted by curious nu to Performance (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Hey, that sounds fun. Looks like that's pretty close to the Lucky Lab, which I think has worked well for meetups in the past.
posted by Secretariat at 9:00 AM on September 6, 2011

Thanks for the heads-up, this looks interesting!
posted by spherical_perceptions at 7:39 PM on September 6, 2011

Hmm, I might be into this too!
posted by Kpele at 9:13 AM on September 7, 2011

I'd like to go!
posted by thesmallmachine at 12:03 AM on September 9, 2011

Definitely interested!
posted by alygator at 2:48 PM on September 17, 2011

For the interested:

Questionn ye Firste: how does the weekend of November 3-6 sound for King John? (3rd being a Thursday; might not work for everyone's work/life schedules) If none of those days work, please say which do! The play will be running on the following days:

October: 14, 15, 16 / 20, 21, 22, 23 / 27, 28, 29, 30
November: 3, 4, 5, 6 / 10, 11, 12, 13

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows start at 7:30p. Sunday starts at 2p. Will probably run 2-3 hours with a ten minute intermission in there somewhere.

Questionn ye Seconde: food/beer/wine/whatever before or after the show?
posted by curious nu at 9:09 AM on September 18, 2011

November 4th, 5th or 6th work for me- which is not to say that some of the other dates wouldn't be fine too. I personally would probably grab some food somewhere before this, so if others want to, that could be a get-to-gether point. It might be nice to talk about the play afterward, though.
posted by Secretariat at 11:41 AM on September 20, 2011

Alright, since no one else has chimed back in, I set it for Saturday the 5th at 7:30p, with an imaginary time of 6p for pre-show meetup for those interested in such a thing; no location for that yet, though.
posted by curious nu at 2:31 PM on October 4, 2011

Sorry sorry, have been way busy with working, but Nov 5 appears to work fine for me! And I should be in for pre/post meetup(s) too-- I live right nearby, making it very easy.

posted by Kpele at 12:43 PM on October 12, 2011

Here's a bit from their notice email:

KING JOHN opens this weekend. Don't miss out on the chance to see this rarely acted history play performed by some of Portland's best Shakespearean actors.
As many of you know the Shoe Box Theater can sell out quickly and traditionally the last two weeks sell out long in advance so if you're planning on catching the show why not come this weekend! Visit or call 971-244-3740 and make your reservation today!
We hope to see you soon,
-the NWCTC

Normally I go earlier in the run and wasn't aware about the selling-out towards the end (which may be true or may just be press, I don't know), so, might be worth buying the ticket earlier and risk missing out on a couple of bucks' savings versus missing out on the show entire.
posted by curious nu at 4:02 PM on October 12, 2011

Interesting review in the Oregonian on this
posted by msalt at 8:40 PM on October 17, 2011

Yeah, read that last night. Definitely not what I was expecting, but, we'll see how it goes.
posted by curious nu at 5:22 AM on October 18, 2011

the monk-like figures that appear in Johns dreams are attired in flaming, blood red habits.

I performed for the video element of this show!
Saw the invited preview and I'm down to see it again - Highly recommend orienting yourself somehow with the play (reading it, reading about it, reading a synopsis) because this aint Romeo and Juliet and it's very easy to get lost in the language and miss out the political developments.

Very curious to hear more opinions about this here Shakespeare - here's a vote for beer afterwards.
posted by JaiMahodara at 2:00 PM on October 28, 2011

So there are about 10 tickets left as of tonight for the show (just emailed to check). If you were thinking of going and want to do it as part of a Metafilter thing, probably want to grab yours in the next day or two and confirm here that you're going, else I'll assume it's just me and I'll close down the posting. ;)
posted by curious nu at 7:48 PM on October 28, 2011

I've reserved a ticket, so I will be there!
posted by Kpele at 10:46 AM on November 1, 2011

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