John "Babbacombe" Lee
[$20 at the door]
Help us fill the house at Hipbone Studio this January as Portland Story Theater's acclaimed Armchair Adventurer series presents John "Babbacombe" Lee, the true story of "the man they could not hang," created and told by Lawrence Howard.
Set in Victorian England, it could even be described as "CSI meets Downton Abbey." This is an intriguing whodunit, and the juicy details of this story are revealed with mastery. Portland Monthly has made it their Editor's Pick.
The time is November, 1884. The place is the sleepy village of Babbacombe, near Torquay, on the Devonshire coast of England. An elderly spinster is brutally murdered and her body set on fire. Suspicion falls upon her manservant, John Lee. A three-ring circus of a trial ensues.
Lee is convicted on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to be hanged, but on the day of the execution the trap doors of the gallows fail to open not once, not twice, but three times. Was it mechanical failure or divine intervention? Was Lee really innocent, as he claimed? And if he didn't do it, who did??
Doors 7 PM | Shows 8 PM
Drinks sold at cost!
[Beers $3, Wine $5, Nonalcoholic $1]
See you at the show!
May the narrative be with you,
Lawrence, Lynne, and Penny
mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212
Tax ID - EIN #27-0670834
Photography Credit: Jonah Weston
|Powered by YMLP.com|