WHEN: Friday-Saturday, April 13 & 14
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,


Anton Chekhov’s The Proposal

If you’re a fan of drawn out, pause-ridden, three-hour long productions of plays by Anton Chekhov, this show is not for you. This April, Readers Theatre Repertory brings you The Proposal: a farcical one-act comedy of hypochondria, petty grievances, and rom-com antics gone wrong. When Ivan Vassilievitch asks Natalia Stepanovna’s father for the young girl’s hand in marriage, his only obstacles are hyperactive nerves. But this drawing room comedy soon becomes a war zone as father, daughter, and suitor engage in a bitter battle as old as the ancient rituals of courtship and marriage, and that seemingly elusive dream of happily every after.

Anton Chekhov’s The Proposal is directed by David Berkson and stars Emily Hyde and Rhansen Mars.

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

The Proposal


At RTR we’re committed to producing theatre that’s both excellent and affordable. To that end, we have not raised our ticket prices for 16 years. This year, we’ve raised the price to $10 per ticket. While we regret any inconvenience this may cause our patrons, we’re confident that they will understand that such a step is necessary to keep up with the rising costs of production.


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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