Friday, October 2, 2015

Introducing Jr. Scoop Ice Cream

WilsonvilleSTAGE is pleased to support Jr. Scoop Ice Cream, which will be available during each of our performances.

Jr. Scoop is a business run out of Inza R. Wood Middle School. It is made up of 40 young entrepreneurial 6th, 7th, and 8th grader students, and their adviser, and mentor Jordan Scoggins, a wellness teacher at Wood.

Jr. Scoop has donated to many different parts of the community from the money that they have earned scooping around the community. Jr.Scoop gives 600 dollars yearly to Doernbecher's Children's Hospital out of the money they earn from their annual clothing drive in March. They have also donated to their school’s band program, 6th grade outdoor school, their time to the Wilsonville Public Library, and much more. For their efforts they have gotten to tour Doernbecher's Children's Hospital, walk in the hospital's annual relighting ceremony, and were recognized on KATU News’, Kids Doing Good Stuff. Jr.Scoop is centered around helping the community, one scoop at a time, and having young people learn the fundamentals of running a business.

You can go to to learn more.

"Chapter Two," More Musings

In "The Letter from Seinfeld," Jerry receives this letter from his now ex-girlfriend which is a direct quote a quote from Chapter Two: "I don't know what you expect to find out there, Jerry, you know what you want better than me. But there's one thing I do know. I know I can stand here watching you destroy everything I've ever wanted in my life, wanting to smash your face with my fists, because you won't make even the slightest effort to offer happiness and still know that I love you. You mean so much to me that I'm willing to take all your abuse and insults and insensitivity." Some would say that this quote encapsulates Simon’s relationship with Marsha Mason.

It was no secret that Simon had based the story on his own life. Simon had lost his wife
of 20 years, Joan, to cancer in 1973. Without giving himself time to fully grieve the loss,
Simon met and fell in love with actress Marsha Mason later that same year. After
knowing each other only three weeks, the two married. Although their professional
collaboration during their years together yielded several hit films including The Goodbye
(1977), The Cheap Detective (1978) and Only When I Laugh (1981), it became clear
early on that there were serious problems in the marriage. "Before I could write the play
Chapter Two...I felt I had to go to Marsha to get her consent..." said Neil Simon in his
1999 memoir The Play Goes On. "If this was too personal to go public with, despite the
fact that I would try to give the characters their own personalities separate from ours, I
would still have to adhere to her wishes. When I finally asked her, she said, 'It's fine with
me because what you'd be telling is your story, not mine. You'd write about what was
going on in your head and could only presume what was happening to me.' I was
enormously grateful for her consent and encouragement, and although I knew I'd made
no promises to her, I would have to treat the story as truthfully as I could."

Showtimes and ticket information.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"Chapter Two" Showtimes and Advanced Ticket Sales

We are pleased to announce the dates and showtimes for our upcoming production of "Chapter Two":

  • October 15th, 16th, and 17th @ 7:30pm
  • October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th @ 7:30pm
  • October 24th matinee @ 1:00 pm
  • October 29th, 30th, and 31st @ 7:30pm
General Admission – $12
Seniors and Students – $10

Advanced ticket sales are now available through our online box office.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

"Chapter Two" Musings

“Don't listen to those who say, you are taking too big a chance. Michelangelo would have
painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important,
don't listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says, "They are
all smarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're taller, blonder, prettier,
luckier, and they have connections." I firmly believe that if you follow a path that
interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but
with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not
make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person
worthy of your own respects.”
― Neil Simon