By Adam Bock
In the Ellyn Bye Studio
January 26 to March 21, 2010
“Not only is this play the beneficiary of stellar acting and direction, it’s also another deceptively mordant comedy. You might nickname this one ‘Torturously funny.’”
— Marty Hughley, The Oregonian
Beverly the receptionist is definitely a woman in charge—she’s the first in the door, she makes the coffee, she has all the pens. Her co-workers … not so much. Beverly holds their lives and schedules together Mr. Dart from the central office arrives unexpectedly and Beverly is left wondering just what sort of company she works for and what her role really is. This darkly comic exploration of a seemingly mundane environment, the office, reunites director Rose Riordan and playwright Adam Bock, author of The Thugs, produced at PCS in 2007. The Receptionist was the hit of Portland’s fringe scene at CoHo Theater in the fall of 2008, and PCS is thrilled to present this stellar work to an even larger audience.
Running time for The Receptionist is approx. 90 minutes with no intermission.