FULLY STAGED WORLD PREMIERE
PORTLAND CENTER STAGE AT THE ARMORY presents
ASTORIA: Part One
Adapted & directed by Chris Coleman
Directed by Chris Coleman
Festival Dates: Jan 22, 24, 25 @ 7:30pm
Additional Run Dates: Jan 14, 15, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1-5, 8-11 @ 7:30pm; Feb 2, 9 @ 12pm; Feb 5, 11, 12 @ 2pm
Venue: U.S. Bank Main Stage at The Armory
128 NW 11th Ave.
Buy tickets: pcs.org |503.445.3700|The Armory box office
Adapted from the best-selling book by Peter Stark, this harrowing dual journey — one over land, one by sea — will be told with an exceptional cast of 16 actors. At a time when the edge of American settlement barely reached beyond the Appalachian Mountains, two visionaries — President Thomas Jefferson and millionaire John Jacob Astor — foresaw that one day the Pacific would dominate world trade as much as the Atlantic did in their day. Just two years after the Lewis and Clark expedition concluded in 1806, Jefferson and Astor turned their sights westward once again. Thus began one of history’s dramatic but largely forgotten turning points in the conquest of the North American continent. This monumental piece of American history will be told in two parts over the course of two seasons. Part One is about the journey to Astoria and Part Two (which will premiere in the 2017-2018 season) is about the establishment of Astoria, the first permanent United States settlement on the West Coast.