Fully Staged World Premiere
Jester Educational Theater presents
The Pumphrey Family Reunion: An Oregon Valentine
Written & directed by Kevin Muir
Music Direction by David Hastings
Choreography by Rachel Lidskog
FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 20, 21 @ 2pm
ADDITIONAL RUN DATES: Jan 31 @ noon (Parklane School); Feb 14 @ 9:30am (Fairview School) & 1:15 pm (Davis School); Mar 9 @ 9:30am (Wood School); Apr 11 @ 1:15 (James John School); May 11 @ 9:30am (Highland School); June 1 @ 9:30am (Chavez School)
VENUE: Mister Theater,
1847 E Burnside St. #101
TICKETS: $20; $15 students/seniors
BUY TICKETS: fertilegroundpdx.org; 503-880-3357
Jester Educational Theater presents The Pumphrey Family Reunion: An Oregon Valentine, an original, “All-Oregon” musical with live musical accompaniment. This show follows the exploits of members of the Pumphrey Clan as they compete as a team against other family members at their reunion campout in their self-styled “Pumphriad Games.” The theme this year is ‘Oregon.’ Will they have the chutzpah and Oregon smarts to bring home the trophy? This show is aligned to fourth grade social studies curriculum and presents Oregon history, civics and culture through song, dance, comedy and drama. A special focus is given to exploring the societal challenges of Oregon’s Chinese, Japanese, Native American and African American residents. We also check in with the Oregon System of Initiative, the Bottle Bill, Abigail Scott Duniway and Harvey Scott, Sacajawea, Chief Joseph, Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, John McLoughlin and Jesse Applegate, a Native American legend, the Oregon Trail, and rumor has it that Bigfoot makes an appearance as well. Seven performers, seven songs, three musicians, 70 minutes. Family-friendly.
One more thing: The Pumphrey Family Reunion is touring grade schools in four Portland-area districts this year reaching about 1,200 at-risk kids.