Walk a Mile: Stories of Newberg

Here’s what people have been saying after seeing Walk a Mile.

“Bravo! What a pleasure it was to experience your first production at VRT. We were hooked right from the start and glued to the touching and human stories told by the characters. Excellent direction, impressive scripting, and solid acting. Once again… bravo!”

“I was so impressed by the diversity of the people and their stories. And yet everyone knows love, everyone knows pain.”

“We often look to fiction for stories that have meaning, but it’s all around us in the experiences of real people.”

“Walk a Mile made me want to pay attention to my neighbors and not just pass people by.”

“I thought it was interesting the Hispanic influence. I didn’t realize what some of our neighbors had gone through to get here.”

“I see Newberg differently now, and that’s beautiful.”

“We all identify with these characters no matter who they are or who we are.”

“The more it went on I stopped thinking about Newberg. We were talking about Life. It became more universal.”

“I think you should do this every year!”

Also, check out our FRONT PAGE write up in the Newberg Graphic!

The show runs Thursday-Saturday, September 15-17 and 22-24 at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees will run September 18 and 25 at 2 pm. Performances of Walk a Mile: Stories of Newberg will take place at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. Newberg, OR 97132.

About the Play
Based on interviews with local people of all ages and backgrounds, this original play invites audiences to experience the true stories that define who and what the community is today. From a Newberg native living with autism, to a ninety-nine-year-old woman fighting to recall invaluable memories, to a family of Mexican immigrants celebrating new opportunities, the people of Newberg have memorable stories to share.

All tickets are for general seating and will be sold at the door, beginning thirty minutes before each show. Adult tickets are $15, seniors are $12 and students are $10. All Thursday performances are “pay what you will.” Cash, check and cards accepted. A $1 processing fee will be added to card transactions. Seating is limited. Reservations may be made in advance by contacting Valley Rep at 971-832-9202 or tickets@valleyrep.org.

Volunteer Opportunities
Valley Rep is seeking ushers to help with this first production. (Ushers see the show for free!) Please contact calebthurston@valleyrep.org with the dates you are available to help.

Sponsors needed – have your business partner with us and receive valuable advertising space in print and online materials, as well as special recognition prior to performances. Contact jessiepick@valleyrep.org.

Extra Information
A 20 minute “talkback” session with the cast will be open to all following each performance. During evening performances, wine service will be hosted by local winery, Anam Cara Cellars.

Call 971-832-9202 or tickets@valleyrep.org.

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