Postponed Until Further Notice
Due to Covid 19

Sparky Humor and Genuine Tenderness

Elaine Murphy 2

WHEN:  Friday & Saturday, March 13 & 14, 2020
TIME: 8:00PM
WHERE: Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave, Portland Oregon 97209
HOW MUCH: $10.00
RESERVATIONS/INFO:, 971-266-3787

Meet Amber, Lorraine, and Kay, three generations of North Dublin women forced to suddenly face the unexpected and confront their challenges with courage, strength, and a mad dash of humor.  It’s Irish Month ate Readers Theatre Repertory, and we are proud to present Little Gem, playwright Elaine Murphy’s tale of strength, beauty, and family bonds. Hilarious and poignant, Little Gem is a perfect blend of sweet poignancy and sly humor.  Directed by Wendy Wilcox, the cast includes Suzanne Owens-Duval, Amanda Soden, and Sarah Warren.  Little Gem 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, or

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 mainstage season is at Blackfish Gallery in Portland’s Pearl District.


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