Posted by Kristen Imes
Playing it by (Vulcan) ear
For the first time in my life I watched Star Trek a few nights ago while at The Nest. Not like I had really been consciously avoiding it all these years, but just completely disinterested. Or maybe it was just all the hype. I mean, when movies are made about “the universe’s most fervent fans” (Trekkies), it makes me a little skeptical… (but then again, how good was Heavy Metal Parking Lot?) But after seeing Star Trek, I think almost understand. Lifelong fan or not, there is no way I am missing Trek in the Park.
Atomic Arts’ Trek in the Park is a free, live, theater performance of the Star Trek episode “Amok Time” at the Woodlawn Park amphitheater. Witness Spock undergo the bizarre and brutal Vulcan marriage ritual of Pon Farr as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise attempt to save him before it’s too late! Portland actors accompanied with live music and effects bring this classic piece of television to life! Spend a day in the park, bring a picnic, and BOLDLY GO!!
Trek in the Park
July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 @ 5 pm
Woodlawn Park Ampitheatre
NE 13th Ave & Dekum St
Portland, OR 97214
Related: Monthly Event List
* Photo (and shirt available!) from Jimi’s Cyberstore