Clackamas Repertory Theatre’s fourth annual staged play-reading series “Sundays at Three” concludes on May 5 with “Lonely I’m Not” by Paul Weitz. Directed by Travis Nodurft, the show features CRT company members Ernie Casciato and Cyndy Smith English along Brianna Rouse and Kory Keeney.
The Sundays at Three performances feature new works by American playwrights. The shows are staged, but the actors are carrying their scripts. The plays include lively post-show discussions, refreshments, and a behind-the-scenes backstage tour.
At an age when most people are discovering what they want to do with their lives, Porter has been married and divorced, earned seven figures as a corporate “ninja,” and had a nervous breakdown. It’s been four years since he’s had a job or a date, and he’s decided to give life another shot. “Lonely I’m Not” is a comic journey that follows Porter as he meets an ambitious, sightless young businesswoman who is overcoming her own obstacles to emotional success.
The New York Times selected “Lonely I’m Not” as a critics pick and described the play: “This damaged-boy-meets-defensive-girl story has the sweet suspense, elliptical construction and off-kilter charm of an ideal Hollywood rom-com, the kind that you hope (usually in vain) is coming to a screen near you. It’s both slight enough and serious enough to scratch an itch without raising welts.”
Chris Cook from The Oregon Commission for the Blind will participate in the post-show talkback discussion.
The staged play reading is at 3 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online, at www.clackamasrep.org, at the door, or by calling 503-594-6047.