WHEN: Friday-Saturday, April 21-22
WHERE: Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave, Portland Oregon 97209
HOW MUCH: Suggested $5.00 at the door
RESERVE: www.ensotheatre.com/box-office



Dear RTR Family:

Thank you! So many of you filled the house to see Chris Porter’s electrifying performance of Wallace Shawn’s The Fever this past weekend!

We want to remind you that this upcoming weekend only, RTR is proud to host Enso Theatre Ensemble’s reading of The Romeo & Juliet Project on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR. This is a fundraiser for Enso Theatre Ensemble; shows start at 7PM; tickets are suggested $5 at the door. For more information and tickets, www.ensotheatre.com/box-office

See R&J‘s Director Caitlyn Lushington Describe Her Unique Approach to This Classic Play!


How do we find empathy/love/connection with something, or someone, we hate? Is the media proliferating that division, or bridging it? Prompted by a backdrop of divisive current events, a group of storytellers, divided by age, connected by purpose, dives into the story of Romeo & Juliet to explore the possibilities of empathy in a world riddled with division. Get a glimpse at our 90-minute whirlwind adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet!


The event at Blackfish previews the upcoming fully staged production of The Romeo & Juliet Project June 22-July 9 at Shaking the Tree Theatre.

Free concessions! And a wide variety of beautiful items will be available at our Silent Auction. Plus, the first half-hour, you’ll be serenaded by the illustrious Samie Joan Pfeifer.

Hope to see you this weekend!



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



  1. nancy says:

    I was introduced to both Brendan Behan and Reader’s Theatre last night, and will be a regular for now on. It was enchanting — like sitting around a living room with family and friends, listening to the local wit on the radio. The only thing missing was the Guinness! Eiran go bragh, Reader’s Repertory! Thank you!

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