PETE delves into the substance of home, identity, intimacy and human resolve in our recent production of Enter THE NIGHT, by Maria Irene Fornes.

PETE colludes with NYC director Alice Reagan to shape a SUR-realistic world of fancy and verity. Enter THE NIGHT is a play situated between dreaming and wakefulness, fantasy and reality, myth and life.  It attempts to capture the complexity of love between three friends by depicting the deep strangeness of human relationships.  This true love cannot be reduced to easy categories.  As each character deals with their attempts at independence, their failed dreams and their approaching mortality, they experience a fear of not being truly alive—or perhaps it is a fear of living. They challenge our commonly accepted notions of love and confront us with our own responsibility to live.

Enter THE NIGHT is a deeply human play by a seminal avant-garde theatre artist of our preceding generation. As PETE resounds this important voice, we will consider the cutting edge of 30 years ago in order to point to where we are now and to where we are going.

This artful play by Maria Irene Fornes combined with PETE’s fearless performance skills and director Alice Reagan’s intelligent rigor and theatricality will result in a performance event that is both delightful and moving.

Enter THE NIGHT is supported in part by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council and from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.