Events downtown

Sep 04

Pony by Sylvan Oswald
Location: 519 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04101, US
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Catch the final production in the 2022 Portland Theater Festival!

When Pony, a formerly incarcerated trans guy, moves to a small rural town to start a new life, he quickly becomes entangled with its isolated community. He starts to fall for a waitress named Marie who is obsessed with a recent local murder; His butch social worker doesn’t get him; and a young trans guy from the city is inexplicably following him around. “Pony” is a seminal work of trans theater exploring questions of generational difference, class and gender on an epic scale. Director Jess Barbagallo’s production crackles with pop, noir, and 90s influences.

Founded in 2021 by East Shore Arts and Mayo Street Arts, Portland Theater Festival (PTF) introduces an annual summer season of diverse, inclusive, and exceptional professional theater to the City of Portland. Locally staffed and incubated, PTF offers cutting-edge performances in intimate and found spaces with the aim of promoting a more mindful, more compassionate, and more harmonized community in Maine.