Backed by his acoustic ensemble “The Healers,” singer songwriter Holcombe Waller presents a theatrical performance of his original folk songs. Weaving lyrics, monologues, and film to hold a potent mirror to his generation in a time of war, religious and social polarization, and environmental demise. Rummaging through the personal histories behind his songs, he traces an elusive but vital sense of hope and renewal.

Holcombe Waller Special Opening Guests:

Thursday, March 26 at 8 pm – Justin Bond

Bond (Kiki and Herb) performs with Ms. Lady J on piano.

Friday, March 27 at 8 pm – Undine
As conceived by hand2mouth theater’s Faith Helma.

Saturday, March 28 at 8 pm – Four Score
Portland’s own Ben Kinkley, Ben Landsverk, Brian Francis and Stephen Marc Beaudoin.

Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm – Nick Jaina
Closing day with the local luminary songwriter.

Into the Dark Unknown: The Hope Chest is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in partnership with On the Boards and the National Performance Network. Also supported by the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.