Double Heart

(The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick)

WHEN:  Friday & Saturday, December 13 & 14, 2019
TIME: 8:00pm
WHERE: Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave, Portland Oregon 97209

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

Double Heart

(The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick)

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By David Hansen
Directed by Alana Byington


What if William Shakespeare wrote a prequel to Much Ado About Nothing, revealing the courtship and heartbreak of his famous lovers, Beatrice and Benedick?  This December, join RTR for a Renaissance rom-com!  Directed by guest artist Alana Byington, this youthful, funny, moving, prequel to Shakespeare’s classic comedy imagines the early, sparks-flying courtship of sharp-tongued couple Beatrice and Benedick, chronicling love — and its opposite.  A wild romp written in verse, Double Heart features David Bodin, Olivia Gray, and Holly Wigmore.

Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick) runs Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14, 2019 at Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave in Portland.  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 7:30P.  All unclaimed reserved seats will be released to walk-ins at 7:55P 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.

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