THEATRE

READING

The Broken Planetarium presents

Sirens of Coos Bay

By Laura Christina Dunn

Music by Laura Christina Dunn, Kendy Gable, Kyle Huth, Craig Lardiere, Monica Metzler (Forest Veil)

FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 30, 31 & Feb 1 @ 7pm

VENUE: Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St., Portland OR 97214

TICKETS: $5

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From the creators of Frankenstein: A Cabaret and Rosa Red, The Broken Planetarium presents a reading of their upcoming new musical Sirens of Coos Bay (full production in May 2019). Hans Christian Andersen’s mermaid tale gets transported to 1990s Coos Bay, Oregon, where a former mermaid navigates a town undone by the spotted owl controversy and the clash of the fishing generation with the new male-dominated grunge music scene. Peppered with the magical, some distortion, ripped t-shirts, the most beautiful plastic castle, and playwright Laura Christina Dunn’s quirky humor, this play asks, how do we find agency in divisive times even when we have lost both voice and home?