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WE CAN LISTEN: DISPLACED | DETAINED | DISCOVERED

Tuesday, May 21 @ 7:00pm

One mother’s sojourn into the unheard, unseen, and undiscovered. Portland / Whagerei / Lagos / Liverpool /Hong Kong / Your Street / Their Street / ICE Building

Guests include Marc Jolin, Director of the Joint Office of Homeless Services and Chanpone Sinlapasai, Past American Immigration Lawyers Association; Co-Liaison for Immigration Custom’s Enforcement (ICE), and Wendy Rankin, of
Borderlinks and board member of the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ).

FREE – RSVP Requested

PORTLAND STORY THEATER: LIVE STORYTELLING

Friday, June 7 @ 8:00pm

“This is theater as community. It is holy theater not because it exalts something on high, but because for the time onstage, the audience and the storyteller are one, and all those people, though each seeing and hearing it slightly differently, are following the same course and going on a journey together.” –Tarell Alvin McCraney

Portland Story Theater knows the power of spoken word and has been at the forefront in giving voice to real, true stories since 2004. You can be a part of this exciting community that promotes understanding and fosters radical empathy through the art and craft of live storytelling. We believe that real, true stories break down barriers and encourage people to be vulnerable ane present in ways that are crucial to the full expression of our shared humanity. Story is the glue that holds us together and sustains us. When we hear a story told with intimacy and vulnerability, a part of us opens up to listen. We connect to another person’s journey, and we are changed by hearing their truth.

Celebrating our 15th Season, we offer the popular Urban Tellers® shows with two Immigrant and Refugee Special Ediitons, the beloved Armchair Adventurer, new Solo Works, and the ever-popular Valentine’s show, Kiss & Tell.

Tickets available at pdxstorytheater.org

March 1
April 5 (Immigrant | Refugee Edition)
May 3
June 7 (Season Finale)

Lawrence Howard, Armchair Adventurer
Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare
January 25 & 26

Warren McPherson’s Solo Show
You Were Supposed to be This Great Thing
February 2

Valentine’s Show, Kiss & Tell
February 9

FAKE RADIO PRESENTS “DRAGNET” W/ JOHN PIRUCELLO

Saturday, June 8 @ 8:00pm

“Slickly professional in every particular…” – The LA Times

“A palpable sense of infectious goofiness…” – The LA Weekly

Fake Radio proudly presents its second show of the 2019 season: a 70th-anniversary tribute featuring two episodes of the hit radio show “Dragnet”! Joining the cast is guest star John Pirruccello, acclaimed comic actor from the TV series “Twin Peaks” and “Barry” on HBO.

Featuring top talent from both Portland and Los Angeles, Fake Radio re-enacts hit radio shows the old-fashioned way: dressed in period clothing and standing with scripts in hand in front of old microphones. Sound and music effects will make you feel like you’re watching a live radio recording from the 1940s. They even re-create the old commercials! Just be ready for the cast to occasionally go off-script.

Dragnet is perhaps the most famous police drama in US media history. Even 70 years later, it’s approach and theme music is STILL instantly recognizable. Set over a backdrop of Los Angeles, the radio series brought both realism and unpretentious acting to the airwaves, making it’s creator and lead actor Jack Webb, a household name. Webb portrayed the stoic Sergeant Joe Friday and his scripts were based on the “actual police files” that the Los Angeles Police Department provided as inspiration. For this 70th anniversary episode, Fake Radio will be performing two different episodes of this iconic radio drama!

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7 DEADLY SINS: WEDLOCKED

Saturday, June 22 @ 8:00pm

Deadly Sins features wickedly true tales of sin from artists, comedians, authors, celebrities, religious leaders, and every other kind of sinner imaginable. We showcase the authentic, raw stories from these real-life sinners on how the road to temptation led them into danger, laughs, exile, love, pain, pleasure, sorrow, discovery, evil, joy, death, and even — sometimes — redemption.

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TESLA CITY STORIES: LIVE VINTAGE RADIO THEATER ON STAGE

Friday, June 28 @ 8:00pm

Since 2014, Tesla City Stories has been presenting an evening of live “radio” theater derived from the recently uncovered archives of the ultra-obscure Tesla Broadcasting Company (1943-1945). It’s “pop archaeology” as performance art, or, more simply, a fun night of vintage entertainment!

The shows of the TBC run the gamut from sitcom to thriller, from mystery to romantic-comedy, with forays into westerns, sci-fi and horror to boot. But all of these shows, regardless of genre, are tied to the fictional locale of Tesla City. That’s part of what makes the output of the TBC so unique and sought-after by historians and collectors.

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