Bimonthly Reading Series: GROUP; OR MARLENE IS DEAD by Sofia Molimbi

Welcome to our first Bimonthly Reading of the year!

LineStorm Playwrights
in association with
Portland Center Stage 
and Artists Repertory Theatre

GROUP; or Marlene is Dead
By Sofia Molimbi

Directed by Francisco Garcia

Marlene: Barbie Wu*
Professor Stump/Axel: Jimmy Garcia*
Leonore: Tricia Castañeda-Guevara
Ben: Chris Conner*
Carmen: Kate Ming T’ien Duffly
Stacy Ann: Eleanor Amorós
Stage Directions: Holly Richards

*Actors’ Equity Association

ASL Interpretation Provided by:
Ruth Nardecchia and Trani Morton


Sunday, February 4
5:00 p.m.

Portland Center Stage
128 NW 11th Ave. Portland, OR


“Group; or Marlene is Dead,” by Sofia Molimbi, is not your typical parenthood comedy. Set in modern day Portland, Oregon, “Group” follows the lives of five parents and two professors, who are all desperate to salvage their rocky home lives. Professor Marlene’s parenting class becomes an incubator that either kills you or saves you. This fast-paced tragicomedy is an honest portrayal of the struggles of relationships, divorce, fertility, and motherhood.

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