Sagittarius Ponderosa

By MJ Kaufman


Produced by NAATCO

3LD Arts and Technology Center

Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

Scenic Design by Kimie Nishikawa

Lighting Design by Oliver Wason

Sound Design by Miles Polaski

Photo Credit - William P. Steele, Kimie Nishikawa


Archer, still known as Angela to his family, returns home to Central Oregon to be with his ailing father. With a hard-of-hearing Grandma obsessed with planning her ’granddaughter’s’ wedding, a father who keeps sneaking out for sugar binges, and a mother wound tightly with worry and anger, Archer goes through the transitions of life and death, growth and decay, and the passage of time, revealing the enduring ties between the roots beneath our feet and the mysteries of the human heart.