Over the weekend Portland’s Atomic Arts Theater Group held their third annual "Trek in the Park" event with free performances of the classic Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror." At the event Portland’s Mayor declared July as "Star Trek Month." See below for a photo slideshow of the event plus video.
Photos & Video of Portland’s Trek in the Park "Mirror, Mirror"
Atomic Arts’ Trek in the Park returned on Saturday and Sunday to Woodland Park in Portland, Oregon. For their third year they chose to perform the Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror."
Here is a photo slideshow of the event (photos by Rio Hugo-Rios).
And here is some video from the event (via 4stag).
Portland Mayor Declares July Star Trek Month + more video
On hand for the event was Portland’s Mayor Sam Adams. Before the event started the Mayor made a suprise announcement, declaring July as "Star Trek (In the Park) Month. Here is video of the mayor’s declaration, along with 5 minutes of the opening of the show (via Overheard in PDX).
UPDATE: The mayor’s office has supplied us with the official declaration (click image below to get the PDF file):
Here is the text of the official declaration text:
Whereas, Trek in the Park, over the last 3 years has recruited and gathered the most enthusiastic artisans, musicians, and actors to produce an annual intergalactic journey for their audience, in their own backyard.
Whereas, Trek in the Park is more than willing to passionately, and unapologetically, express their love for the stories they tell and are proud to do perform in a city where the people are just as diverse as the characters in they play (Mirror Universe included) and attempt to share the same messages of unity and understanding that Star Trek conveys.
Whereas, Trek in the Park has broken new ground not only in theatre, but in the celebration of pop culture and made it’s home, Portland, Oregon, an Enterprise for entertainment in the Northwest and across the country.
Whereas, Trek in the Park encourages the people of Portland to not only look to the stars, but to also celebrate and explore the city around them and all she has to offer.
Whereas, Trek in the Park, along with its parent, Atomic Arts, will continue to serve the fine city they call home and will energize audiences for the years to come, and wherever they go next, they will Boldly Go.
Now, therefore, I, Sam Adams, Mayor of the City of Portland, Oregon, the “City of Roses,” do hereby proclaim the month of July to be Star Trek (in the Park) Month in Portland. I am, and always shall be, your friend. And I encourage you to observe this month as you see fit. Live Long, and Prosper.
More Performances in July + Coming Next Year: Journey To Babel
Atomic Arts Trek in the Park performances of "Mirror, Mirror" will continue ever weekend in July, with performances at Woodland Park every Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 PM. More info at Atomic Arts website. And they have also announced that next summer they will be doing "Journey to Babel," and they even gave a little preview at the event.