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Rude Awakening Hits Portland!!! One Night Only!

It might be the end of the world... AGAIN. Who do you blame, what do you WEAR? These timely questions are answered in "Rude Awakening", an "explosive" one-act comedy written and performed by Ashland comedienne Joanie McGowan. "Rude Awakening" makes a one-night-only national tour stop at the Horner Performing Arts Center at David Douglas High School on Saturday, May 31st at 7 and 9 pm.

Inspired by our constant state of alert, Rude Awakening is a zany jaunt through preparations for Armageddon, including valuable information from the Department of Homeland Security Web site, The play is followed by an audience sing-a-long of the show's song, "We are the Solution", which will be videotaped and sent to Oregon Senators Smith and Wyden, and President Bush.

Rude Awakening has been performed in Ashland and Grants Pass, upcoming tour stops include Eugene, Salem, Roseburg, Berkeley, Seattle and Washington, DC. In response to recent school budget cuts, McGowan's play will raise money for high school theater arts programs wherever it is performed. [ Read More ]