2003 Archive

December 28, 2003: The Brown Club of Oregon invites you to a Winter Party!

When: December 28, 2003
Time: 3-5 PM
Place: At the home of Debi Coleman ‘74, KOIN Tower/Fountain Plaza, 1414 SW Third Ave., Suite 2701, Portland. Parking is directly across Third Ave. between Clay and Columbia.
RSVP: (you’ll want to have FOOD, right???)
libigler@easystreet.com or 503-636-8660

Looking for things to do? Check out our website at http://www.orbrown.org. We list our current activities as well as provide links to the Ivy Club of Oregon. The Ivy Club is a consortium of the alumni groups from Brown, the 7 other Ivies, MIT and Stanford.

Remember! RSVP to libigler@easystreet.com to say if you are or are not coming to the December 28th party!!! Hope to see you there!!!

October 17th – November 8th, 2003. “This whole situation calls to mind a Mister Murdery…”

From the same Brown alum who brought you VERONICA’S ROOM and ANONYMOUS THEATRE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST… and from the same group who is totally excited about cake…


by Stephen Karam

A play in one-act.
One complex, comic, lesbian-filled, heathen-ridden act.
Four heathen. Three corpses. Two nurses. One murderer. One radio. One glass of water.

“Nurse Cherry looks good in white and is a non-lesbian. But is she safe? This is not only her first night in a new town, but it also might be her last night alive. We find Nurse Cherry and Nurse Silver alone at Citytown General Hospital in the city/town of Citytown. But they are not totally alone – a Mister Murdery is on the loose and murdering the entire lesbian population of Citytown, including the Mayoress and one-half of the two-person police force. With only a disturbingly self-willed radio for company, these two women – one of them a man – attempt to survive this dark, stormy, and heathen-ridden night. But can they? And who is Mister Murdery? And what does ‘martini’ mean in Spanish? And is anyone who they claim to be… or aren’t they… or are they… or what?”

    October 17th – November 8th, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 pm
    Tickets are $10 ($7 on Halloween if you come in costume)
    At The Electric Company (http://www.electricco.org)
    2512 SE Gladstone
    For RESERVATIONS, call 503-232-7667 or go to http://www.cardboardbox.org”Are you certain you have locked up?… Every door?… Every window?”

June 21, 2003: “Evening with A.R.T.”

The Brown Club of Oregon cordially invites you to an “Evening with A.R.T.”. The featured event is a performance of “Copenhagen” by the Portland Artists Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.). The show begins at 8:00 p.m. Set in the shadow of a war, “Copenhagen” revolves around “…a single conversation that changed the course of history.” The moral lesson alone will be worth the price of admission–which for the first 15 Brown alumni to reserve tickets will be only $15/person (Regular price: $26). A.R.T.’s Liz Abernathy at 503-241-9807 is waiting for your call.

There is information about the play here.

Alumni who already hold tickets to the play on another date are encouraged to exchange their tickets for the June 21 performance. The A.R.T. administration has assured me that will present no problem. About 40-50 seats are still available for that performance.

March 21 – April 12, 2003: The Cardboard Box Theatre Company Presents Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin

Dear Brown Alumni, A new theatre company has hit the Portland arts scene! Straight from Brown University, the Cardboard Box Theatre Company is about to do its first show out here on the left coast, and we would like to invite you to see what we are all about.

As a young company new Portland artists, we would love to have the support of local Brown alumni. We hope that you will attend our first Portland production and, if you like what you see, help to spread the word about our company. Also, we hope that you will stick around after the performance to say hello!

Thanks, Kerry Silva, ’02

COMPANY: The Cardboard Box Theatre Company
(503) 232.7667

COMPANY MEMBERS: Sam Kusnetz, Darius Pierce, Kerry Silva (Brown University, Class of 2002)
PERFORMANCE INFO: Fridays and Saturdays, March 21 – April 12. Doors open at 10PM.
TICKETS: Tickets cost $10 and can be reserved by telephone or via the website.
LOCATION: The Electric Company, 2512 SE Gladstone
CAST: Kerry Silva as Young Woman, Justin Sanders as Young Man, Nancy Aldrich as Woman, Darius Pierce as Man.

January 31, 2003: Brown/Ivy+ Alumni group visit to Defunkt theatre to see the play CART

The date for the Brown/Ivy+ Alumni group visit to Defunkt Theatre to see the play CART with talk-back with cast and crew has been set for January 31. For more information about the show itself, please see Defunkt’s homepage. The show starts at 8pm at the Back Door Theatre, located at 4319 43 Hawthorne, behind Common Grounds coffee house.

We have a 40 seat black box theatre. You’re welcome to reserve up to 30 seats. (we have 10 held for an OPB promotion) I’d love to see the place packed! Tickets are $10-15 sliding scale, among the lowest prices in town.

Just drop Damali Ayo ’94 an email when you’re confirmed, and she’ll add you to the reservation list. I’ll try and keep a running list of whose coming and email you the group names…

Then all you’ll have to do is come and enjoy the show! Steffen Silvis of the Willamette Week called cart an “intriguing and thoughtful new work.” i hope you’ll feel the same.

Looking forward to your attendance!

January 11 – February 26, 2003: Damali Ayo ’94 exhibit at Contemporary Art (CoCA)

Our very own damali ayo ’94 has a shown up in Seattle, WA. View flesh-tone series #1 at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA),1420 11th Ave. January 11-February 26 2003. Opening reception: January 11, 6-10 pm. Closing/damali’s birthday party, February 26, TBA. For more info, check out damali’s website at www.damaliayo.com.

January 6, 2003: Special screening of “Better Babies” + Post-screening discussion

Join us at OPB on Macadam Ave on January 6 from 7 – 9 PM for a special screening of “Better Babies”, part 2 of a 3 part series on genetic uses, abuses, and privacy being aired on OPB in January.

Greg Fowler ‘67 PHD , President of the Brown Club and Geneforum will be leading our post-screening discussion.

For more information about these issues and what’s being done about them in Oregon, visit Geneforum’s website at www.geneforum.org. Here is a link to details about this three part series on PBS: Our Genes, Our Choices.

Yes, there will be food and drink provided, woo hoo!

Oregon Public Broadcasting headquarters are located at 7140 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland, OR 97219.