We've just returned from one of our new favorite Portland summer traditions: Star Trek in the Park. Each year a group of local actors in the group Atomic Arts puts on an episode of classic Trek as an outdoor play with Captain Kirk and crew. This year the show is Mirror, Mirror where Kirk and three other officers find themselves in an alternative universe where good guys like Mr. Spock have gone bad...very bad.
The weather was excellent and the acting was great. While it is nice to have an event in this part of NE Portland the problem with Woodlawn Park is that the venue isn't very accessible. Most of the crowd actually ends up behind the "stage". There is no sound and while the actors do an admirable job of projecting it is impossible to hear at times. Despite that - well, who cares. The atmosphere is fun and the cast great. The script? Terrific, of course! It plays for three more weeks. Go! Engage!
Here are a few photos from tonight (poor as they might be):