January 2, 2013

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Opens January 18th!
Our Armchair Adventurer Series takes you on another journey into true events of history, creating a provocative mix of story and theater. Portland Monthly has made it the Editor's Pick. John "Babbacombe" Lee is the story of a man who came to be known as"The Man They Couldn't Hang."

John "Babbacombe" Lee Created and Told by Lawrence Howard
January 18, 19, 25, 26, 2013
Doors 7 PM | Shows 8 PM
Four Nights Only at Hipbone Studio
$15 Advance | $20 At The Door

Calling all Armchair Adventurers, history buffs, Steampunk aficionados, lovers of all things England, fans of Lawrence Howard, and those of you who just plain love a good mystery! You are guaranteed to enjoy the world premiere of John "Babbacombe" Lee, a story set in Victorian England. It's an exciting whodunit, complete with scandalous reporting from the Victorian tabloids known as the "penny dreadfuls." Our narrator, Lawrence Howard, weaves together a fascinating range of topics, including Victorian morals and class divisions, master-servant relations, the English legal system, and the history of capital punishment, focusing on the development of a new invention -- the long-drop method of execution by hanging.

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?? Join us 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."

See you at the show!
Kiss & Tell - Valentine's Day - The Alberta Rose Theater
Valentine's Day
We're making Valentine's a tradition at The Alberta Rose Theater.
If you're looking for something a little bit different to do on Valentine's Day, come hear real, true stories of love and romance at Kiss & Tell. This is going to be a Valentine's date to remember with wine, chocolate, and an intimate evening of story theater, hosted with exuberance by the mustachioed Eric Stern. The show, at the fabulous Alberta Rose Theatre, includes Portland Story Theater founders Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard, Enrique Andrade, Portland's own voice of the MAX, and Penny Walter.
Click for tickets to Kiss & Tell at The Alberta Rose Theatre
Kiss & Tell
February 14, 2013
Doors 7 PM | Shows 8 PM at
The Alberta Rose Theatre | 21+ Show
$18 Advance | $20 at the Door | $36 VIP includes premier seating, champagne and chocolate
These ticket prices INCLUDE all service fees.
VIP tickets will NOT be available at the door.
May the narrative be with you,

Lawrence, Lynne, and Penny

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
Photography Credits
    Scott Bump (Kiss & Tell)
    Jonah Weston (John "Babbacombe" Lee)