Crave Theatre Company

We recently closed our 2024 main stage production

Illustration by Maeve Cotter. Poster design by Sarah Andrews.

Ashland 

By Isabel Estelle

APRIL 5th – 27th, 2024
THURSDAYS – SATURDAYS at 7:30pm. SUNDAYS at 2:00pm
CoHo Theatre (2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210)

A queer love story about death and dying. After a young woman, Vim, is unexpectedly diagnosed with a terminal illness and chooses to pursue Death with Dignity, she and her new partner, Wes, must navigate the beginning and end of their relationship simultaneously. As Vim’s health rapidly declines, her partner and her two siblings grapple with the absurdity and hilarity of death, what it means to be family, and what it takes to let go.

This Portland premiere will be directed by Jennifer Lanier and assistant directed by Juliet Mylan. The ensemble cast is packed with incredible talent throughout the Portland Metro area with Valentine Keck as Vim, the protagonist who gets a terminal cancer diagnosis, Treasure Lunan as Wes her partner who steps in to be her caretaker, Sarah Andrews as Emily, Vim’s sister, Hayden Taylor as Sebastian, Vim’s brother, and Tess Raunig as Susan, the death doula who helps all of them navigate the process of choosing death with dignity.

Ashland will premiere in Portland April 5th and run through the 27th. Jacquelle Davis (understudy) plays Susan understudy April 5th – 7th, and Marissa Sanchez (understudy) plays Wes during the second weekend (dates TBD).

Sign language interpretation is present for all shows except for April 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th.

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