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Losing Ground in the Big City


Losing Ground in the Big City features:

Fayra TeetersDirector
Robin PairStage Manager
Robin PairTechnical Director
Nan FrederickCostumer
 
Ian MorrisQuaid
Benedict HerrmanQuaid's Other
Rian TurnerTom (Quaid's brother)
Katrina AcasterNorma (student-hooker)
Nan FrederickHazel (Quaid's mother)
Jim BeckerWillard (Quaid's father)
Elizabeth HoughtonBarely (Quaid's sister)

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Subud International Cultural Association, USA and Subud Portland

Losing Ground in the Big City is a black comedy that grapples with the gravitational pull of a dysfunctional family and how group dynamics can distort perceptions of reality. After breaking from his very religious rural family who give him panic attacks, Quaid winds up in San Francisco trading stock securities over the Internet. Devoted to his money gods, he is unable to see the black hole that is about to devour him. That’s when Quaid’s naïve younger brother, Tom, joins him but has trouble adapting to the big city and Quaid’s domineering attitude. He certainly isn’t helping Quaid’s relationship with his girlfriend – a student hooker paying her way through college. All Quaid needs to do is keep his parents at bay over their “lost son”, dodge their religious fanaticism, appease his money gods, and control his alter ego who has the nasty habit of popping out of the mirror at the worst possible times to rebuke him.