Dear Friends and Fans of Portland Story Theater,

Have you ever been inside the John Palmer House? Some say it is haunted...  
On October 30th, you’ll have a chance to see for yourself. A tingle down your spine … the hair standing up on the back of your neck … goose bumps on your arms … It’s that time of year when we love to hear scary stories. 

On the night before Halloween, Portland Story Theater’s Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy will be joined by special guests Sharon Knorr, Penny Walter and Will Hornyak for an evening of scary stories at the beautiful and historic John Palmer House. Built in 1890 and reputed to be haunted, the John Palmer House is the perfect setting for Portland Story Theater’s first-ever fundraiser.

Only fifty tickets will be issued for this very special, one-night-only event; small groups of listeners will move through five different rooms of the house until they have heard all the stories. The stories will include some classics, such as Poe's "The Telltale Heart," a bit of H.P. Lovecraft, and some local ghost lore. All proceeds will go toward funding PST’s 2010 solo performance festival, Singlehandedly. This is your opportunity to support the unique spoken-word art form of PST and see one of Portland’s premiere historical homes.

We encourage you to dress in costume, if you like. Bring your checkbooks to buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a gift certificate to Andina Restaurant and other great stuff. Come at 7:30 for complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drinks for purchase, and some social time with the tellers. This event is not for children; no one under 21 will be admitted.

PST is deeply grateful to John Palmer House owners Maggie Kolkena and Susan Dunn for opening their home to us for this event.

Hope to see you there!
Lynne and Lawrence
Portland Story Theater