Pacific University Theatre Department Explores Identity, Belonging, and Truth in “The Typographer’s Dream”

“Does the work that I do define who I am?” It’s a question every adult asks themselves at some point. Watch as a typographer, a geographer, and a court reporter tussle with the answer as Pacific University Theatre department presents their Fall production of Adam Bock’s  The Typographer’s Dream.

Expertly directed by Pacific’s Theatre and Dance Department Chair Ellen Margolis, The Typographer’s Dream follows fastidious typographer Margaret, one-track-minded geographer Annalise, and problematically altruistic stenographer Dave as they struggle to come to terms with how their stories are being told. As the characters intricately explain what they do for a living in their own, unique manner, a desperate search unfolds for the line between doing and becoming their jobs. The play is reflective of the challenges that anyone entering a new season of life might face, which may strike seniors preparing to start a new career as especially relevant. A brilliant blend of charming, evocative, and hilarious, The Typographer’s Dream will make audience members of all types ponder why it is they do exactly what they are doing.

The play opens remotely on Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m via Broadway on Demand. Viewers can also access the show on Friday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 17 at 4 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 18 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Find info on how to purchase tickets here. — Isabelle Williams

Photo: Maggie Trettin as Annalise (Isabelle Williams)


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