WHEN: Friday & Saturday, September 13 -14, 2019

TIME: 8:00pm

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

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

Love’s Funny That Way:  Five best from
“The Best American Short Plays”

Directed by Mary McDonald-Lewis


Book-1 On September 13 – 14, Readers Theatre Repertory gives theatregoers an anniversary present with Love’s Funny That Way: Five best from “The Best American Short Plays,” directed by Mary McDonald-Lewis.  The plays include Losing Sight, by Kevin D. Ferguson, Man, Kind, by Don X. Nguyen, There’s No Here Here, by Craig Pospisil, Vertical Constellation with Bomb, by Gwydion Suilebhan, and Petra by John Yarbrough.

“Three things unite these five plays,” says McDonald-Lewis.  “They’re funny, smart, and thought-provoking.”  McDonald-Lewis says even though these are deeply trying times, “God knows we all need a break.  And I believe that the healthier each of us is as individuals, the better off we are as we take on today’s challenges.”

Show themes range from an artist losing his sight challenged by his dead grandfather; a caveman-meets-cavewoman story; a meta-tale with back-talking characters set in a French cafe; a broken-heart story between three strangers; and an angry stand-off between an elderly couple about betrayal, illness, and the staying power of love.  Each play runs between 7 and 14 minutes.

“So turn off the news and spend an evening with us,” says McDonald-Lewis.  “You’ll feel better in the morning.”

The cast includes Amber Bogdeweicz, Jake Heelan, Gustavo Ramirez, Chrisse Roccaro and Sarah Warren, among others.

Shows start at 8pm and run about an hour.  Admission is $10.00.

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

Pictured:  Cover, The Best American Short Plays


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.

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