What's New at IHI?
A Play On Gentrification
Innovative Housing Inc. is proud to sponsor a new play about gentrification written by Michael Eichler and produced by Rose Community Development in association with PassinArt Theatre Company.

Repulsing the Monkey is a story about a brother and sister who have inherited their parents' bar in a blue-collar neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The area is becoming gentrified and they struggle with the question: Should they sell, or should they keep their family and neighborhood's heritage alive? Repulsing the Monkey tackles the conflicts and heartbreak that one family faces when profit is placed above all.

This play premiered in Pittsburgh and enjoyed a successful run in San Diego. Now, thanks to Rose Community Development and PassinArt, it is coming to Portland for six nights in May (May 21-23 and 28-30 at 7pm nightly) at the T.E.A.M. Event Center located at 9201 SE Foster Road in Portland.

Repulsing the Monkey is directed by Jamie M Rae featuring local artists. For tickets please visit PassinArt's website, call (503) 235-8079, or contact ROSE Community Development at info@rosecdc.org. Tickets are $5.00-$15.00 on a sliding scale. Seating is limited, advance purchase of tickets is recommended. We look forward to sharing a creative new way to reflect on the complexities and challenges of gentrification and displacement, both of which are having significant impacts on Portland.

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