Performance: Fefu and Her Friends

When a group of women gather in their friend Stephany Beckmann’s New England home in 1933 to discuss education reform and the role of art in learning, they confront the confines that are placed on them by their society’s expectations about gender and sexuality.

Fornes’ 1977 play features the aching lyricism of her writing, her mysterious and vivid characters, a shotgun, a rabbit, and a second act that invites the audience to consider their own relationship to the theatrical event. On the occasion of Fornes’ 88th year, and the release of Michelle Memran’s documentary film about Fornes, The Rest I Make Up, please join Reed Theatre in this celebration of queer Cuban playwright María Irene Fornes and the lively and confounding world of Fefu and her many friends.

Directed by Kate Bredeson

*Film screening of Michelle Memran's documentary about Fornes, The Rest I Make Up, November 10 at 5pm, Music Rehearsal Room (PAB 320, 3rd floor)

**Warning: a gun will be fired during this performance


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free parking is available in the west parking lot off Southeast 28th Ave between Woodstock Boulevard and Steele Ave. Additional free parking is available in the east parking lot and the north parking lot. Please allow plenty of time to find parking as late seating is not permitted.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email with any inquiries.

What's the refund policy?
We strive to keep our ticket prices low in order to reach as many people as possible. As such, we do not provide refunds.

The Reed College Box Office opens one hour prior to each show time. Late seating is not allowed. Please allow plenty of time to locate parking, secure tickets, and find your seat prior to the show start time.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:30pm

Performing Arts Building, Diver Studio Theatre
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Event Type

Performing Arts


Faculty, Students, Alumni, Open to the Public, Parents & Family, Staff, Prospective Students


friends, theatre, fefu






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