Deception By Nancy Moss

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Winner of Portland Civic Theatre Guild's 2014 playwriting prize, "Deception" by Portland Playwright Nancy Moss tells the story of Anne Winter (Damaris Webb), a young biracial woman who in 1880's Portland, a single African American woman business owner who is passing as white. When her half-brother Caleb (Joseph Gibson) comes to Portland, he threatens to expose her secret unless she gets him into a high stakes poker game.

Moss has crafted a love story between Anne and Conrad Ryan (Spencer Baylis Conway), an entrepreneur. Deception also shines a light with historical accuracy on Oregon’s exclusion laws and describes a pivotal time in Portland businessmen pinned high hopes on a railroad that would connect the city to the world at large

By Nancy Moss
A staged reading directed by Dmae Roberts at Fertile Ground Festival

Cast: Damaris Webb, Spencer Conway, Joseph Gibson, Amy Newman, Gary Brickner-Schulz and Wynee Hu.

Part of the Fertile Ground Festival

Dates: January 28, 29 and 31
Times: January 28 and 29, 7:30 pm; January 31, 2:00 pm.
Place: Lincoln Hall, PSU, Lincoln Hall at Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway

Tickets: $15; $5 student tickets for 1/28
To Purchase Tickets:
• Online at: or
• Or call: 503-725-3307
• Or Visit: Smith Memorial Student Union Broadway Entrance - on the West side of the street between Montgomery and Harrison Streets. (see a map of the Smith Center first floor)
(Show is appropriate for ages 8+)
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