HOLIDAY OFFERING:  The War on Christmas
WHEN: Friday-Saturday, December 14 & 15, 2018
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,


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The War on Christmas
David Sedaris, Sheila Heti & Fox News

Tired of holiday shopping?  Traditional seasonal fare got you nutcrackered out?  Then you need The War on Christmas, a night of biting comedy from David Sedaris, Sheila Heti, and yes – Fox News.  With “Front Row and Center with Thaddeus Bristol,” David Sedaris gives us an embittered theatre critic forced to sit through three incompetent Christmas pageants performed by hapless children.  In “My Life is a Joke,” best-selling author Sheila Heti dives deep into the comedy of missed second chances and melancholy regret.  And “The War on Christmas,” written and performed by David Berkson and Christy Drogosch, takes the hysterical holiday xenophobia of Fox News to new heights of satire and absurdity.  Directed and performed by Berkson and Drogosch, The War on Christmas is a holiday comedy refuge for the Grinch in every one of us.

The War on Christmas runs Friday and Saturday, December 14 & 15, 2018 at the Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave. in Portland, OR.  The show starts at 8pm and runs about an hour.
Admission is $10.00, cash or check only.  Reservations are strongly encouraged, and walk-ins should arrive by 7:30pm.  All reserved seats will be released to walk-ins at 7:55pm sharp.  For information and ticket reservations:  971-266-3787.

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. To that end, we have 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