WHEN: Fri. & Sat. December 13-14, 8PM
WHERE: Blackfish Gallery,
420 NW 9th Av., PDX 97209
HOW MUCH: $8.00
RESERVATIONS: 971.266.3787, firstname.lastname@example.org
In December, RTR honors the life and work of beloved Western Oregon University theatre professor Robert Leland Page, affectionately known as Bob, with its production themed Of Ghosts & Goodwill, featuring A Christmas Carol. The show is adapted by Bob Page’s son Patrick Page, and former student Jason England directs. England’s desire is to memorialize the work of his mentor and professor, while returning A Christmas Carol to its original sense and sensibility.“It is because of Bob Page I’m in theatre, and my first theatrical experience was with his Christmas Carol,” says England. “This is my way of saying ‘thanks’ to the teacher who gave so much to so many.” During Page’s 28 years at Western Oregon University, he directed more than 75 shows; 14 were Broadway musicals. Page performed as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol for many years; was honored time and again for his teaching; and though he adored life, his dearest love was always theatre. “For those lucky enough to know Bob, we can truly say God blessed us, everyone,” says England. “Our Christmas Carol is a gift I couldn’t give without him.”The adaptation is faithful to the story’s literary roots, with characters narrating Dicken’s tale within the story they are telling.
Cast includes Doug Mitchell, David Loftus, Kevin Newland Scott, Marvin Gray, Danyelle Tinker-Lowder, Deb Kropf, Kristah Rodriguez, Alan Hakim, Rosalind Fell, Wynee Hu, Ellis Zehnder, and Jason England
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 7:55P sharp.For information and ticket reservations: 971.266.3787, or Readerstheatrerep@gmail.com (NOTE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS)
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.
If you’d like to read the article about RTR that was featured in the Oregonian, CLICK HERE
If you’d like to read the article about RTR that was featured in the Willamette Week, CLICK HERE