Oct 9, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365



General (plus fees)

Join us for Atomic Lime Jello Parfaits and a staged reading of Darcy Hogan’s award-winning play “The Land Southward”, presented by Red Octopus Theatre Company as part of the OCCA’s “One Night Delights” play reading series.

Atomic Lime Jello Cherry Bomb Parfaits provided by La Maison Bakery and Cafe.

ABOUT THE PLAY: Throughout the nineteen fifties the United States government conducted above-ground nuclear testing on Nevada’s soil…and aimed the fallout directly toward rural Southern Utah. The “downwind” syndrome was born. “The Land Southward” is a non-linear, full-length play that explores and exposes one of the most deadly United States government conspiracies to date.

WINNER! Best New Play of 2005 (Orange County Weekly)

“A near-perfect work. Keen insight, intellectual depth, sly humor, and Undeniable Truth…all of it works beautifully. A play that sticks with you long after your car has pulled out of the theater parking lot. A play that could be – should be – a classic.” – Rich Kane, OC Weekly

The Land Southward has previously been produced by The Salt Lake Acting Company (Salt Lake City, UT), the March Hog Theatre Company (Fullerton, CA), Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company (San Diego, CA), Springs Ensemble Theatre (Colorado Springs, CO), and Southern Utah University.

ONE NIGHT DELIGHTS are one-night-only live staged readings where the selected play is paired with a ‘delight’ – a delectable dessert or savory dish for the audience to enjoy. The absence of elaborate sets and costumes puts the focus on the performers’ oral interpretation of the words, making this a fabulous way to truly savor a playwright’s work… and a tasty refreshment at intermission is included with the price of admission!

TICKETS: Just $15. Call 541-265-ARTS or All proceeds benefit the remodel of the David Ogden Stiers Theatre at the Newport Performing Arts Center, as part of the “Entertain the Future!” Capital Campaign launched by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.

Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365 - Get Directions