Tattoo Girl

WHEN: Friday-Saturday, Nov 10 & 11
TIME: 8:00pm
WHERE: Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave, Portland Oregon 97209
HOW MUCH: $10.00 (Cash or Check Only)
RESERVE: 971.266.3787,


Tatoo Girl

“As (Naomi) Iizuka weaves her magical blend of…modern realism, art-speak and academic jargon, pillow-book poetry and punk rhetoric, she probes the nature of truth and authenticity.”  The San Francisco Chonicle

Realism vs. absurdity, myth vs. modernity, punk vs. middle aged angst. Get ready for a fast and furious collision course this November as Readers Theatre Repertory presents Naomi Iizuka’s post-absurdist one-act masterpiece, Tattoo Girl. An adaptation of Donald Barthelme’s short story “Perpetua,”Tattoo Girl tells the tale of a trumpet player and a tattooed pinup girl navigating a chaotic world populated by hops farmers, cathedral builders, and an aging Nadia Comaneci, all in pursuit of a little happiness.

Tattoo Girl is the best kind of comedy,” says director Wendy Wilcox. “It dives into life’s transformations with humor, lightness, and absurdity in a way that’s relatable, passionate, and decidedly un-cheesy.” The evening also includes The Philadelphia by David Ives and The Man Who Couldn’t Dance by Jason Katims. The cast features Caitlynn Didlick, Christy Drogosch, Garland Lyons, Rhansen Mars, Matt Ostrowski, and Josh Rengert.

Tattoo Girl runs Friday and Saturday night, November 10 & 11 at Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave in Portland. The show starts at 8PM and run about an hour. Admission is $10.00, cash or check only. 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



At RTR we’re committed to producing theatre that’s excellent and affordable. To that end, we have not raised our ticket prices for 16 years. This year, we’ve increased our actors’ pay by 33%, and raised tickets to $10. Thank you for supporting our actors’ storytelling via this small increase.


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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