PDX Playwrights presents

4×4: A Collection of One-Acts

By Karen Polinsky, Merridawn Duckler, Christopher Serra & Charlie LaTourette

FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 21 @ 5pm, Jan 28 @ 7pm

VENUE: Hipbone Studio,
1847 E. Burnside St.



Two comedic and two dramatic one-acts presented by PDX Playwrights. Contraband by Karen Polinsky: An ex-marine storms security at a busy airport to get back his runaway son, and then decides to leave the dumb kid with the authorities—a true story. The Mystery of the Glass Ceiling by Merridawn Duckler: In this gumshoe-in-stilettos comedy, Leila, P.I. is drawn by the foxiest of clients into a Hollywood den of fake Lacanian therapists deep in the phony headshot business. Can the ghost of proto-feminism past (yes, that’s a thing), film legend Ida Lupino, help her prove that nothing is more noir than sisterhood? The Sea by Christopher Serra: Elle struggles through a reconciliation of guilt, rage, resentment, and love from the wreckage of a lost relationship. Steve & Steve by Charlie Latourette: Two sprocket salesmen with a great deal in common enjoy tuna sandwiches and consider the importance of individual creative expression in a society that favors conformity.