PORTLAND, ORE.: Portland Playhouse has announced its 2015–16 season, four productions (down from its usual five) encompassing lessons in hip-hop, visits from a few ghosts, a trip out of North Korea and a return to Neverland.
Opening the season will be Idris Goodwin’s How We Got On (Sept. 23–Oct. 25), in which three Midwestern teens on the hunt for fame and fortune in the world of hip-hop music must first overcome adversity to reach their dreams. Jennifer Rowe directs.
Next is the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol (Dec. 2–26), directed by Cristi Miles. This will be the theatre’s third annual production of the holiday chestnut.
Two sisters set out to escape North Korea in Mia Chung’s You For Me For You (Feb. 3-28, 2016), to be directed by Gretchen Corbett.
Closing the season will be Peter and the Starcatcher (April 27–May 29, 2016), the popular prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, based on the book of the same name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and adapted by Rick Elice. It will be directed by Brian Weaver.