Portland Story Theater 

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Take A Workshop
Take a workshop! Ready to get up there and tell your own personal story? Act now and secure your place in our March workshop. Starts on Wednesday, March 18th. Eight sessions over 5 weeks. Only $225. Call Lynne at 503.284.2226 to register.   
Kiss Me, I'm Irish!Kiss Me, I'm Irish at Alberta Abbey, Saturday, March 14
Saturday, March 14
Kiss Me, I'm Irish promises to be a wonderful evening of story, music, and rambunctious entertainmentThis evening is hosted by the incomparable Penny Walter and is fueled by the legacy of Irish legend, luck, and love. Buy your tickets today! The show will include real, true stories, a couple of rowdy Irish songs, some wildly inappropriate humor, a touch of traditional Irish dancing, a smattering of Gaelic, a pinch of puppetry, and more than a wee bit of malarkey. Featured performers include storytellers Maura ConlonLawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy; dancer, singer, and musician Brian O'hAirt; and traditional Irish music by Innisfree wiith Brenda Scearcy and Jim Loewenherz.   Advance tickets are on sale now

At Alberta Abbey
Alberta Abbey, home to Portland Story Theater
Portland Story Theater is proud to call Alberta Abbey their home. It's an up-and-coming creative space for performances and events in NE Portland, located just two blocks west of MLK with free off-street parking and wheelchair accessibility.
Guirtarist Jon Wohlfert - Photo Credit: Mercy McNab
The Alberta Abbey houses a collection of collaborating artists and creatives, including 
PDX Jazz, Maverick Main Stage Productions, Penny's Puppet ProductionsMercy McNab Photography, and The Attic Creative Collective. Gearing up for some amazing experiences, this beautiful venue is now equipped with a new sound system and spectacular lighting! Come check it out. Contact Madison Weiss at 503.897.7037 or email her at madison@albertaabbey.org. 

Penny's Puppet ProductionsDoors 10 AM | Shows 10:30 AM $5 / attendee | Kids Under 1 are Free | All Ages 
Saturday, February 28, The Princess and The Peanut
Saturday, March 14, How to Catch a Leprechaun
Thursday, March 26, The Little Red Hen 

Maverick Main Stage Productions | Saturday, March 21 | 5:30 PM | $45 -$75 

Dear Friend of PST,  

We want to thank everyone who came to our 10th annual Valentine's show, held for the first time over at our new home, the Alberta Abbey. We had a very special evening, complete with our videographer, Aaron Hartling, proposing to his girlfriend, Paige Byrom, onstage! It was incredible. Everyone had a blast!  

This March, we're going to do it again with all new stories, starting with our wildly popular Urban Tellers® and then it's our first-ever St. Paddy's celebration, Kiss Me, I'm Irish! Come and get your Irish on!

Exciting times at Portland Story Theater and you're helping to make it happen! We want to keep the momentum going. Come to the show. Bring your friends. We can't wait to see you! 

Urban Tellers®
Saturday, March 7
Urban Tellers SAT March 7
Buy Buy Buy !!!The Other. There is no self without the other, but that persistent feeling of being the outsider -- of not quite connecting -- can launch us on a quest for ourselves. The real, true stories that this group of Urban Tellers has crafted are about everything from blond-haired, blue-eyed Venezuelans to finding what fills that hole in your heart. These stories explore loss, the search for identity, the pursuit of acceptance, seeking true love, and finding a reason to live, each working their way to a place of connection that eases the plight of being The Other. 
Tickets are $15 in Advance | Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00 
Urban Tellers®. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Alberta Abbey  Featuring Edward HersheyEva Rotter-JohnsonJulie SalmonMaggie BakWarren McPhersonand Willie Welch.

The Essex in Bend
Friday, April 17

Did you miss the premiere in Portland during Fertile Ground? Take a trip to Bend and catch the next iteration of The Essex, The True Story That Inspired Moby Dick, on Friday, April 17, 2015. Buy your tickets today!  
Produced by Shay Knorr, this is a Special Session of Solo Speak. Advance tickets are on sale now.  Read a review of The Essex by Bob Hicks on Oregon ArtsWatch. And while you're out there, become a member of ArtsWatch. It's the best arts news available west of the Rockies.

We could really use a hand. We are growing and need more volunteer help. If you want to see a show for free and are willing to lend a hand, let us know. We are always looking to expand our community. If you are interested in getting more involved with Portland Story Theater, please contact Lawrence Howard, our recently canonized Patron Saint of Volunteers  lawrence@portlandstorytheater.com 

May the narrative be with you®
Lawrence, Lynne, and Penny
Portland Story Theater, Inc.

Contact info:  
email: tellers@portlandstorytheater.com
office: 503 284 2226  
web: http://www.portlandstorytheater.com 
mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue,
             Portland, OR 97212
Tax ID - EIN #27-0670834
Photos by O'Dubhda