After 18 months of closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Coaster Theater Playhouse will reopen on Friday October 1 with the drama “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. Mask and vaccination requirements will be in place.
Written by Oscar Wilde and adapted by Gloria Gonzales, the play involves Dorian Gray, a rich and handsome young man who sits down for a portrait. He fears that his youth and beauty will fade. Dorian curses the portrait which he believes will one day remind him of the beauty he has lost. In a fit of distress, he engages his soul if only the painting bears the weight of age, allowing him to remain eternally young. He made a deal with the devil.
This puts Dorian on a dark path that twists her soul while still maintaining the appearance of youth and beauty as time goes on.
The executive director of the Coaster Theater, Patrick Lathrop, directs the play. The cast includes Katherine Lacaze (Dorian Gray), Margo McClellan (Margaret), John Hoff (Lord Henry Wotton), Rhonda Warnack (Lady Henry Wotton), Terri Baier (Sybil Lane) and Margaret Hammitt-McDonald (Mrs. Lane).
Team members include Colleen Toomey, stage manager; Judith Light, costumes; Mick Alderman, scenographer and light and sound designer; Juan Lira, scenery painter; and Nancy McCarthy, cabin lighting operator.
The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays until October 30. Admission is $ 20; tickets can be purchased at the theater box office (503-436-1242) or online at coasterheatre.com. Space is limited as the seats will be socially distanced by the groups.
To ensure everyone’s safety, customers must prove that they are fully immunized when entering the Coaster Theater. Customers can display proof of vaccination with the original vaccination record, a legible copy of their immunization record or a digital readable copy of their immunization record in addition to a corresponding photo ID.
People unable to get vaccinated, such as children under 12, people with health conditions that prevent vaccination, or those with religious beliefs that prohibit vaccination, must also provide proof of a COVID-PCR test. 19 negative made within 72 hours of the performance start time. to a corresponding photo ID.
Face covers are also required at all times for everyone inside the theater, regardless of immunization status. Acceptable face coverings are listed on the theater website.
Any client not wearing a face covering, regardless of medical exemption or age, will not be allowed into the Coaster Theater. Anyone not wearing a face cover indoors at all times will be asked to leave the theater. No exceptions will be made to the face covering policy.