The newest African American theatre company in Portland opens their new play "Rocket Man" with a preview on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N. Interstate Ave. in Portland.
In its flagship production and world premier of "Rocket Man," BaseRoots Theatre Company presents a play about the internal struggle of a young family to keep together amidst the pull of outer space. As the family's father yearns to leave earth as an idealistic astronaut, his wife and mother of their child fights to keep him grounded.
The cast features two-time Drammy Award winner Andrea White, and Drammy Award winner Bobby Bermea, and introduces Lauren Steele. It is directed by Antonio Sonera.
"We believe that being Black means more than what it used to and our theatre hopes to both reflect the new realities of African American life and dreams and to affect them," Bobby Bermea said.
Tickets to the play are $15. "Rocket Man" runs from Feb. 5 to 27, Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through www.ifccarts.org (503-205-0715); or PDX Box Office, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. daily from 1 to 9 p.m.
Visit BaseRoots Theatre company at www.baserootstheatre.org.