MAY OFFERING:  Mother’s Day at RTR –  Eleemosynary

WHEN: Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11, 2019

TIME: 8:00pm

WHERE: Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave, Portland Oregon 97209

HOW MUCH: $10.00
INFO:, 971-266-3787

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Mother’s Day at Readers Theatre Rep


by Lee Blessing
Directed by Bob Martin


Celebrate Mother’s Day and the close of RTR’s 18th Season with Lee Blessing’s Eleemosynary, a chronicle of three generations of exceptional women:  Dorothea, eccentric and strong willed; her brilliant daughter, Artie, who has fled her mother’s stifling domination; and Artie’s daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect and sensitivity.

Eleemosynary runs Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 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

Readers Theatre Repertory (RTR) 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 mainstage season performs at Blackfish Gallery in Portland’s Pearl District.  For more information about RTR, visit  or on Facebook at


At RTR we’re committed to producing theatre that’s both excellent and affordable. Since our inception, we had not raised our ticket prices for 16 years. Two years ago we  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.

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