The University of Portland will host Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus,” produced by Mock’s Crest Productions, a summer professional theater company supported by the University. Performances will take place on June 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, and 27-30 in Mago Hunt Center Theater. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday matinees, which begin at 2 p.m. Theater fans are invited to join Mock’s Crest for an evening of white lies, mistaken identities, and revenge set in the roaring 20s of New York City.
Tickets are available through the Hunt Center box office at 7287 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Adult tickets are $30; seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more are $25. Dinners are available starting 90 minutes before evening shows for $14.50 and include farm fresh green salad, local vegetables, grilled chicken breast, fingerling potatoes, and a dessert station with fresh berries. Brunch is served 90 minutes before Sunday matinees for $13.50 and includes local vegetable frittata, ham and smoked salmon, fingerling potatoes, fresh fruit, and pastries. Company members will be in attendance to provide introductory remarks at the dinners and brunches.
Nationally recognized Kristine McIntyre, formerly of the Metropolitan Opera in New York as well as opera companies in Kentucky, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and Portland Opera, will direct. McIntyre also directed “The Mikado” at the University of Portland in 2010 and 2002. Resident UP faculty member Larry Larsen designed the sets and lighting and Darrin Pufall designed the costumes. Returning cast members include Catherine Olsen and Brian Tierney, both last seen in the 2011 Mock’s Crest production of “The Yeoman of the Guard,” and Stacey Murdock, who was in the 2009 production of “A Little Night Music.”
Mock’s Crest Productions theater company was created in 1990 to produce high quality comic opera, employing some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest actors, singers, directors, and designers. It was founded to enhance the cultural fabric of the North Portland community and to perpetuate the University’s long tradition of support for the arts.
For more information contact the performing and arts department at 503-943-7228 or email@example.com.