Time: January 8, 2013 at 7:30pm to February 10, 2013 at 2pm
Location: Artists Repertory Theatre
Street: 1515 SW Morrison St.
City/Town: Portland, OR 97205
Website or Map: http://www.artistsrep.org
Event Type: theatre
Organized By: Artists Repertory Theatre
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2013
The Lost Boy by Susan Mach
Jan 8 – Feb 10
In a culture of fear and exhibitionism, who preys upon whom?
A 4 year-old boy is snatched and ransomed by down-on-their-luck roustabouts. His father, the police and P.T. Barnum attempt to outsmart the captors using newspaper headlines, trains and death-defying trickery, while a mother mourns what she has lost. Meanwhile, Tiny Tim, the Strong Man, a trapeze artist and a Circassian psychic create their own acts at the boy’s expense. Loosely based on true story, this media frenzy and entertainment spectacle of 1874 is a tightrope mystery where a boy’s life hangs in the balance amid the self-serving interests of white collars and circus-folk vying for the upper hand.