Monday, November 28, 2011

Audiences and critics love RECKLESS!

Audiences and critics love RECKLESS! Portland Actors Conservatory started the 2011-2012 season with a BANG last weekend!

Cate Garrison of bePortland writes, "All of the students gave great performances, but the night went to second-year student Rebecca Ridenour, who plays Rachel. She took the audience on the journey of Rachel’s transformation, and we were right with her every step of the way."

Here's what some of our audience members had to say:

"Reckless is brilliant. Suz and I absolutely LOVED it. Bravo!!" ~ Shelley Lipkin

"This was a fabulous play with an outstanding performance by Ms. Rebecca! Cheers to a great show!" ~ Leela Cyd

"RECKLESS was so good I cried, literally. Yes I'm a sap but really really good. Congratulations!" ~ Maureen O'Connor

"Go see Reckless, at Portland Actors Conservatory, fine work, everybody!" ~ Ty Boice

Written by Craig Lucas and directed by Philip Cuomo, RECKLESS follows the story of Rachel, a housewife who narrowly escapes when her husband takes a hit out on her life at Christmas. She finds herself with a peculiar but loving new family. There’s Lloyd, a gentle social worker, and Pooty, his deaf-mute, paraplegic wife. They both work for Hands Across the Sea, a little nonprofit organization for the disabled. Rachel’s unsinkable attitude goes from unease with her unpleasable coworker to disbelief when she learns the secrets Lloyd and Pooty both harbor. Other than that, everything’s great. Until the following Christmas when Rachel’s husband comes looking for closure. A Bonnie-and-Clyde road trip has fantasy colliding with reality as Rachel and Lloyd break down in order to move on. The New York Times called “Reckless” “a bittersweet Christmas fable for our time” when it debuted on Broadway in 1988. Craig Lucas is the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominated author of “Prelude to a Kiss” and “The Light in the Piazza” (book).

Get your tickets now for the most uniquely fabulous show of the Christmas season!

Runs Thursday through Sunday through Dec. 18.