THEATRE
FULLY STAGED WORLD PREMIERE

CoHo Productions presents

db

By Tommy Smith, created with Teddy Bergman
Co-produced by Rebecca Lingafelter & Isaac Lamb

Directed by Isaac Lamb

Festival Dates: Jan 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 @ 7:30pm; Jan 22, 29 @ 2pm

Additional Run Dates: Jan 13, 14 @ 7:30pm; Jan 15 @ 2pm; Feb 2, 3, 4 @ 7:30pm

Venue: CoHo Theatre
2257 NW Raleigh St.

Tickets: $28; $22.50 over 65/under 30; $20 Thrifty Thursday

Buy tickets: cohoproductions.org|503.220.2646

 

Thanksgiving weekend 1971. A man calling himself D.B. Cooper boards a plane in Portland, hijacks it for $200,000 at the SeaTac Airport, then parachutes into a snowstorm over Mount Rainier, never to be seen again. db brings to life this electric story, showing how the enduring myth of Cooper has created a canvas for regular Americans to act out fantasies of heroism, celebrity, revenge, retribution and rage. db takes the audience on a thrill ride from tense moments aboard the hijacked plane to West Coast spots where the conspiratorial mystery of D.B. Cooper’s supposed triumph still echoes. Who is the real D. B. Cooper? And what does the story of the only unsolved air piracy in American aviation history offer to the people obsessed with it? While D.B. Cooper’s exploits continue to fascinate and entertain, how do we reconcile the lasting effect of terror for those whose lives he endangered? The play, like the case itself, provides little in the way of answers, but delivers the riveting complexity of this contemporary American myth. “He could be hundreds of suspects. He could be any of us – a symbol of anarchy, heroism, revenge, libertarianism, Republican, Democrat. My thing is to show how he is all of these things, and nothing.” –Tommy Smith, The Oregonian