WHAT: Love’s Fire:  Bitter Sauce by Eric Bogosian; Terminating, or Lass Meine Schmerzen Nicht Verloren Sein, or Ambivalence by Tony Kirshner

WHEN: Fri- Sat Feb 12 & 13 8.00 pm

WHERE: Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave. PDX 97209

TICKETS: $8.00

RESERVATIONS: 971.266.3787, readerstheatrerep@gmail.com



Does celebrating Valentine’s Day with Tony Kushner and Eric Bogosian sound like a hot date night? Either way, you won’t want to miss Love’s Fire, Reader’s Theatre Repertory’s latest offering of two irreverent, bittersweet one-acts by two of America’s most celebrated playwrights.  “Bitter Sauce” by Eric Bogosian and “Terminating, or Lass Meine Schmerzen Nicht Verloren Sein, or Ambivalence” by Tony Kushner come from Love’s Fire, a group of original works commissioned by The Acting Company and Guthrie Theatre. Each play is based on a William Shakespeare Sonnet: Kushner’s on #75, Bogosian’s on #118. Whether Valentine’s Day is something you celebrate or just suffer through, these one acts offer something for everyone: a skeptical but never entirely cynical approach to the age-old subjects of romance and its bitter after taste.

Love’s Fire is directed by Christy Drogosch; the talented cast includes Kara Hayes, Murren Kennedy, Marc Weaver, Melissa Whitney.

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

Readers Theatre Repertory’s 50-seat house at Blackfish Gallery requires special care for our guests. Reservations are strongly encouraged, and walk-ins should arrive by 7:30P. All reserved seats will be released to walk-ins at 7:55PM sharp.

For more information 971.266.3787, or readerstheatrerep@gmail.com


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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