Time, A Fair Hustler

Hand2Mouth are great experimenters with theatrical form and I look forward to seeing what they do with "My Own Private Idaho". I am sure it will be fantastic.  - Gus Van Sant

Twenty-five years ago, Gus Van Sant's film "My Own Private Idaho" showed the world a decomposing Portland of wanderers, hustlers and thieves. Its characters were restless and free, but bound together by the perils and pleasures of a seedy city. Hand2Mouth’s new play asks where they are now. Have they been destroyed or absorbed by a changing Portland? In Time, A Fair Hustler, six characters witness, remember, and recover their past to reveal where we have come from and what we have become. 

In parallel with the show H2M presented Portland: Then & Now, a series of free public events following each Sunday matinee of Time, A Fair Hustler. A panel, a walking tour and a funeral provided a context for us to consider the changes in Portland over the past 25 years.

Dates: July 28-August 16, 2015

Created by the performers, Director Jonathan Walters*, Collaborating Writer: Andrea Stolowitz, and Dramaturg: Jessie Drake*

Scenic Design: Peter Ksander; Lighting Design: Christopher Kuhl and Katelan Braymer; Sound Design: Seth Nehil; Costume Design: Jamie Meinecke; Video Design: Patrick Weishampel

Cast: Jean-Luc Boucherot, Jenni Green, Julie Hammond*, Erika Latta, Jason Rouse and Anne Sorce

*Hand2Mouth Company Members


Touring Information

Download tour information here. For more information contact Jonathan Walters (jonathan@hand2mouththeatre.org)


Time, A Fair Hustler is supported in part by: the Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights initiative; the Autzen Foundation; the Collins Foundation; support from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde via the Spirit Mountain Community Fund; the Regional Arts and Cultural Council; Templeton Foundation. Community events are supported in part by the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition; Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide non-profit organization and independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program. 

Special thanks to Attorney Lake Perriguey at Law Works LLC for helping us secure the theatrical rights to "My Own Private Idaho".