“The Time Traveler” opens November 8th

Brush Creek Players bring a tale of time travel, suspense and romance to the stage with the opening of The Time Traveler on Friday, November 8. The annual teen/young adult show offers a fresh look at a timeless topic that has invited the attention of creative spirits from H.G. Wells to the team behind the BBC’s Doctor Who.

“The show is a touch of science fiction, a dollop of history, and a good bit of romance. At its heart, it is a love story that crosses the ages,” said Michael Wood, who directs the show he and his daughter Emily wrote. “The time traveler is a very serious-minded Englishwoman from the early 20st century who becomes the first to travel through the pages of history – she is joined on her travels by an exuberant 21st century American. And then she falls in love.”

Wood is directing his third teen and young adult show at Brush Creek. “This one offers some special challenges,” he said. “The last two years we put on a show that required only a single set. But when you travel from ancient Rome to Elizabethan England to the American Civil War, to name a few, both the set and the costumes demand a bit of extra creativity.”

The cast includes several young veterans of the Brush Creek stage. “I know we’ll have a great show,” Wood said. “I have watched some of these young people deliver on our stage in the children’s show again and again. And they are definitely up for the challenge!”

The show will open November 8 and run three weekends to close on November 24, with evening performances at 7 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as 2 pm matinees on Sundays.

Tickets are $10 general admission, with discounted tickets available for students ($8) and children under 12 ($7) and seniors 60 and older ($7).  They can be purchased in advance at the following locations:

Books-N-Time                                                   Runaway Art & Craft Studio

210 N Water St. Suite B, Silverton 97381        311 Commercial Street NE, Salem 97301

(503) 874-4311                                                 (503) 881-6270

For further information, contact Michael Wood at 503-508-3682. You also can find “Brush Creek Playhouse” on Facebook.
Cast of The Time Traveler (in order of historical appearance)
at Brush Creek Playhouse, November 2013

Julia Caesaris Maria, played by Taylor Fisher

Aurelia Cotta, played by Lily Ark

Cleopatra VII Ptolemy, played by Taylor Fisher

Arsinoe (Cleopatra’s servant), played by Lily Ark

William Shakespeare, played by Matthew Biggs

Corporal Orville Gibbons, U.S. Cavalry, played by Teddy Biggs

Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer, U.S. Cavalry, played by Matthew Biggs

Edward Andrews, played by Matthew Biggs

Mrs. Foster (his landlady and housekeeper), played by Sarah Allanach

Katharine Andrews (his young daughter), played by Lily Ark

Katharine Andrews (as an adult), played by Emily Wood

Gerhardt Schmidt, played by Teddy Biggs

Peter Kinder, played by Sebastian Ward

Jessie Collins, played by Kate Allanach

Andy Collins, played by Taylor Fisher

Alex Christopher, played by Sarah Allanach

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