Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Street

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031


Travesties by Tom Stoppard

Staged Reading Directed by Gregory Baisden
January 18 and 19 at 7:30pm


About the Play

Absurd humor and nimble wordplay rule in Tom Stoppard’s Travesties, the second of CAST’s four staged readings for the 2012-13 season.

This extremely boisterous play takes its lead from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest as it explores odd possibilities inherent in the obscure fact that James Joyce (soon to be a world-famous novelist), Tristan Tzara (celebrated co-founder of the international Dadaist art movement) and Vladimir Lenin (Bolshevik fomenter of the second Russian revolution) sought refuge in Zürich, Switzerland, during the World War I.

Filled with verbal gems, theoretical puzzles, ruminations on art and politics, and robust philosophical debate, the Tony Award-winning Travesties makes for a wild ride through mistaken identity, romantic fantasy, political travesty, and artistic creativity.

Please note: This is a staged reading so actors may have script-in-hand.

Dates and Times

January 18 and 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Each performance will be followed by a free audience "Talk Back".


Tickets are $5 at the door.