Far Away Kicks Off Fall 2021 Theatre Season

Far Away, a play by Caryl Churchill, and directed by Ellen Margolis, premieres as Pacific University's fall 2021 theater production. This is the first in-person performance at the Tom Miles Theatre since spring 2020. Previous performances were live-streamed or performed outdoors.

The show will run from Oct. 21 to 24 with evening performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee scheduled at 2 p.m. Tickets are free for students and $5 for general admission.

The play asks the toughest questions we're grappling with now: how our actions affect others near and far. What are we choosing to ignore? And have we made the environment irreversibly unlivable? And yet, because of the magic of Churchill’s imagery and language — and because it has the quality of a fable — we don’t want to look away.

"In this production, I've tried to emphasize the humanity of the people who are behaving in ways we might find cruel or callous," said director Ellen Margolis. "As we watch: How are we like them? Would we make the same choices they do?"

A hypnotic, gripping tale set in a land where truth is negotiable and the world itself may be hazardous, Far Away offers a chance to situate ourselves and envision the future we want to create. The play features four characters; Harper, Joan, Young Joan and Todd, and its main themes deal with the fear imposed on citizens by their government.

Please visit pacificu.edu/coronavirus for Pacific’s COVID-19 protocol. 

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021