WHEN: Friday & Saturday, September 12-13, 8PM
WHERE: Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave., Portland 97209
HOW MUCH: $8.00
RESERVATIONS: 971.266.3787,


September 12th and 13th brings May to Readers Theatre Rep with Adaptation and an edited Not Enough Rope, both by Elaine May and directed by Wendy Wilcox. “We often start the season with something contemplative, but I felt we as a culture need a little humor right now,” says Wilcox. “Or a whole lot of humor, in the case of Elaine May’s plays.”

Adaptation has been called “…just plain marvelous” by the New York Times; “…a brilliant, funny and original one-acter” by Newsday; and  “…witty and sound and very funny” by The New Yorker. The story centers on a contest, played like Parcheesi, in which the contestant advances or is sent back through the seven ages of man. As contestants move from “mewling infant” to “second childishness and mere oblivion,” the laughs are non-stop. “And then you wonder if you just might be laughing at yourself,” says Wilcox. 

Not Enough Rope introduces us to a girl who wants to kill herself, and the boy she has to barter with to get the means to do it. Wilcox calls it “dark and dangerously funny.”

The cast includes Spencer Conway, Christy Drogosch, Garland Lyons, and Josh Rengert. 

Shows start at 8PM and run about an hour.  Admission is $8.00.


Readers Theatre Repertory was founded in 2001 to tell “small stories with big ideas at their heart,” tales that alternately amuse, confront, assuage and inspire. Using one-act plays as the text, the company focuses on intimate human relationships to explore universal themes. Through these stories and through educational outreach and affordable ticket prices, RTR™ is committed to developing, expanding and diversifying Portland’s theatrical audiences. The company’s main stage season is at Blackfish Gallery™ in Portland’s Pearl District.

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