RTR LAUNCHES ITS 16TH SEASON IN A COWARDLY WAY

WHO:          Readers Theatre Repertory
WHAT:          A COWARD’S GUIDE TO HUMOR
WHEN:          Friday-Saturday September 9-10
TIME:          8:00pm
WHERE:  Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave, Portland Oregon 97209
HOW MUCH:   $8.00
RESERVATIONS:  971.266.3787, readerstheatrerep@gmail.com

READER’S THEATER REPERTORY LAUNCHES ITS 16TH SEASON IN A COWARDLY WAY

September 9th and 10th bring a froth of wit and laughter to the stage at Readers Theatre Rep with A COWARD’S GUIDE TO HUMOR, including Hands Across the Sea by Noel Coward, directed by Mary McDonald-Lewis.

“This show is perfect farce,” says McDonald-Lewis. The Times called the play “technically, of the utmost brilliance; as an entertainment, in its own kind frothily faultless.” McDonald-Lewis says “We’ve has such a challenging 2016 so far, we thought we’d start our season with a laugh. Terence Rattigan called this play ‘the best short comedy ever written,’ and we think our audience will agree.

The play takes place in the gracious home of Commander and Lady Gilpin. Piggy, as she’s known, is about to receive guests from abroad amid the usual chaos of ladies and gents gallivanting through, an incessant telephone, witty bickering between friends and lovers and wildly mistaken identities. It’s a British martini: very dry humor that leaves one wanting more.

Hands Across the Sea is one of several short plays in Tonight at 8:30, a collection of one act comedies by Coward. “We may have a few more surprises for the show, says the director. “Every one of these plays is a comedic gem.”

The cast includes David Mitchum Brown, Trish Egan, Shaye Eller, Curtis Hanson, Chrissy Kelly-Pettit, Kevin Murphy, Gary Powell, Chrisse Roccaro,Evan Tait

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

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

Noel Coward

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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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