Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

N. Oregon Coast's Coaster Theatre Reopens with 'Dorian Gray'

Published 09/20/21 at 3:36 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

N. Oregon Coast's Coaster Theatre Reopens with 'Dorian Gray'

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; some specials in winter
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
Some specials for winter
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Some specials for winter
In Lincoln City:
Some specials for winter
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
Some specials for winter
In Newport:
Look for some specials
In Waldport
Some specials for winter
In Yachats, Florence
Some specials for winter
Southern Oregon Coast Hotels / Lodgings
Reedsport to Brookings, places to stay; winter deals

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – Live theater has returned to one north Oregon coast hotspot, with the reopening of Cannon Beach's Coaster Theatre Playhouse with the drama “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

The slow move back normalcy not without its restrictions, however, mask and vaccination requirements fully in place.

The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 30. Admission is $20; tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office (503-436-1242) or online at Space is limited as seats will be socially distanced by groups.

The original was written by Oscar Wilde and here it is adapted by Gloria Gonzales, with that timeless supernatural tale of a young, beautiful man whose thirst for eternal youth corrupts him horribly. It centers around wealthy Dorian Gray, who is worried his youth and good looks will fade with time. After sitting for a portrait he curses at it, believing that one day it will haunt him by showing the beauty he has lost. In a fit of distress, he pledges his soul if only the painting bears the burden of age, allowing him to stay forever young. Thus, a pact with the devil is made.

This sets Dorian on a dark path that rots his soul while he keeps the appearance of youth and beauty through future decades.

Coaster Theatre Executive Director Patrick Lathrop directs the play. The cast includes Katherine Lacaze (Dorian Gray), Margo McClellan (Margaret), John Hoff (Lord Henry Wotton), Rhonda Warnack (Lady Henry Wotton), Terri Baier (Sybil Lane) and Margaret Hammitt-McDonald (Mrs. Lane).

Crew members include Colleen Toomey, stage manager; Judith Light, costumes; Mick Alderman, set builder and light and sound designer; Juan Lira, set painter; and Nancy McCarthy, light booth operator.

It's been 18 months since the Oregon coast landmark has closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, making this a special presentation for the renowned arts venue.

HIstoric and current photo courtesy Coaster Theatre

Yet precautions must prevail, so to ensure the safety of all, patrons must show proof that they are fully vaccinated when they enter the Coaster Theatre. They may display proof of vaccination with the original vaccination card, a legible copy of their vaccination card or a legible digital copy of their vaccination card in addition to a matching photo ID.

At higher tides, a headland separates you from the beaches to the north, but most of the time that point is open to wander round. Walk between it and a sea stack that resembles a dragon just a bit, and you'll find tide pools, an odd cave or two, and then an enormous stretch of sand that heads for miles, until you reach Hug Point. In the distance, Cannon Beach's Haystack Rock looms ever present, as if never to let you forget which sea stack is king in the area.

To the south, it's almost a mile to the wonders of Hug Point, accessible about 70 percent of the time, even with the road carved out of the rocky headland. MORE CANNON BEACH BELOW

Hotels in Cannon Beach - Where to eat - Cannon Beach Maps and Virtual Tours

Beachcomber Vacation Homes.  Numerous vacation rentals in the Cannon Beach area, including Falcon Cove and Arch Cape. Depending on the home, you may find amenities and luxuries such as a barbecue, claw foot tub, a ship's ladder. 115 Sunset Blvd. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 855-219-4758. 503-436-4500. Website.


More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

Coastal Spotlight

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

N. Oregon Coast's Hug Point Has Its Ancient, Millions-of-Years-Old Secrets
Just a few short miles of Cannon Beach you'll bump into Hug Point. Geology, marine sciences, history
Sci-Fi Connections to Oregon Coast Includes Star Trek, LOST, Stargate, 65
A varied and surprising list from Brookings to Astoria. Sciences
Leech Lane Access and Beyond the Arch at N. Oregon Coast's Arch Cape
Near Cannon Beach there's the arch, remnants of other arches and danger
Southern Resident Orcas Off Oregon Coast Designated as Endangered Under State...
Only 76 of this type of killer whale left in the region. Marine sciences
Dune Novels, Movies Began with Frank Herbert's Visit to Oregon Coast Dunes, F...
Dune: Part Two has roots in Frank Herbert's research in the National Dunes Rec Area
N. Oregon Coast's UnWined Event is Tasty Preview to Astoria's Crab, Seafood a...
UnWined takes place on March 16 at Astoria's Liberty Theater. Astoria events
Quiet Yet Hot Little U.S. Travel Destination: Rockaway Beach on N. Oregon Coast
Now, it's still seven miles of captivating beaches, often full of solitude
What Not to Do on Oregon Coast: Small Beaches During Big Tides, Video
Just about every year it happens somewhere along Oregon's coast. Weather, beach safety

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted