Licking The Plate
Lynne Duddy, Lawrence Howard, Penny
Walter, Robin Bady and Rebecca Cohen
2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th,
hour 7:30 to
8:00; curtain at 8:00 pm
Hipbone Studio, 1847 E.
Oregon (visit: www.portlandstorytheater.com)
includes complimentary light snacks, beverages available for
Licking The Plate
Portland Story Theater and
friends open their 2007-2008 performance season with Licking The
Plate, a brand new collection of stories about
wanting it bad and getting it good; about breaking the rules and throwing
caution to the winds in our quest to find whatever it is that feeds our
hungers and nourishes our souls. Have you ever spent the night utterly
miles from the nearest outpost, huddled under your canoe in a fearsome
lightning storm? What got you through? Have you given every last ounce of
and lung and muscle and sinew and courage and determination, to win not
the race, but your father=s respect and admiration?
These are stories about our deepest longings and most elemental needs.
it is you hunger for, these performances will have you licking the plate
ABOUT Portland Story
Licking The Plate is
eighth major production in
brainchild of Portland
narrative artist Lynne Duddy, PST was created to bring sophisticated
storytelling to an adult audience. Past productions have included
Love, Death, and Other Scary Stuff; All the Wrong Places;
Who Am I And Where Is My Coffee?; And
Then The Bed Broke!; and Always Say Yes!
Plate features founding members Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard,
acclaimed puppeteer Penny Walter, making her grand debut on the
stage. Also joining them will be special guest stars Robin Bady (Nov. 1st
2nd), storyteller, actress, musician, playwright and director from New
York City, and Rebecca Cohen (Nov. 9th & 10th),
storytelling goddess and organizer and producer of Stories by the Sea
Storytelling Festival, from Newport,
Portland Story Theater | Storytellers
Lawrence Howard | Lynne Duddy | Penny Walter | Robin Bady | Rebecca Cohen
Dear friends and fans of
is back with a new season! We have a
new home at Hipbone Studio [www.hipbonestudio.com],
which is easy to find right over on 1847 East Burnside with lots of free
parking. And we are excited about our series of five new shows this
more than ever before. Of course, we'll send you a reminder as each show
approaches, but here's a sneak peek at what's coming up. Save the
November 2, 3,
10 ~ Licking The Plate with Lawrence Howard, Lynne Duddy, Penny Walter.
We're bringing in a couple of out of towners for this one. The first
are bringing in Robin Bady, live from NYC, and the next weekend, its
guest star , Rebecca Cohen from Newport.
For more details, be sure to visit the PST website at www.portlandstorytheater.com.
Alton and Rick can't make
this one. But if you're in Honolulu, Hawaii October 12-14, be sure to see
Alton perform with the Talk Story Festival. [www.honoluluparks.com]
and you can catch Rick right here in town at the Tapestry of Tales
Some of you probably saw Rick's
story, Border Crossings, as part of our Always Say Yes! show last Spring.
he recently garnered some great reviews at the San Francisco Fringe
and has been an inspiration to all of us at PST. The rest of the season
a series of solo performances, as each of us delves deep into our subject
matter in a one-man or one-woman show. All shows will be at our new home,
Hipbone Studio, the hippest performance venue in town.
January 11, 12,
18, 19 ~ Lawrence
Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare
In January, Lawrence
tell the true, epic tale of
Ernest Shackleton and the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of
As some of you know, their valiant ship, The Endurance, was trapped in
ice and crushed; Shackleton and his 28 men survived on the ice for over a
and endured incredible hardship. This is a story that is very near and
dear to Lawrence's heart, as he
and his father shared a lifelong interest in the Shackleton saga. He told
abbreviated version of the story several years ago to great acclaim and
been working on the longer, unabridged version ever since. This is a
gripping story that will move you to the depths of your soul.
February 8, 9,
15, 16 ~ Alton
Okage Sama De
"I am what I am
you." Caught up in the patriotic fever shortly after the bombing of
Harbor, Nisei, second generation Japanese Americans, volunteer to join
100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, the all Japanese-American
fight in Europe in WWII. During their
journey from raw recruits to combat veterans they learn about courage and
honor, how to be part of a team, and the reality of war. Ironically,
liberating people from places like Dachau,
many had relatives incarcerated in American "relocation
men fought against the enemy and against prejudice with courage and
distinction, leaving behind a rich legacy of honor for future
March 7, 8, 14,
15 ~ Rick Huddle
Ever go shopping
even when you don't need anything?
Maybe you saw your friend's iPod and really wanted one just like it.
saw the ad for the aerating cat water dish in SkyMall magazine. Or maybe
were bored, and a little blue, and just wanted a pick-me-up. Come hear
stories, pulled from man-on-the-street interviews, that explore and play
our reasons for shopping.
April 11, 12,
19 ~ Lynne Duddy
96 percent of the
universe is stuff
we've never seen. Everything on our beloved planet, all of the planets,
star, moon, asteroid, comet, nebula and gas cloud together make up the
4 percent. Using the science of humankind as a metaphor for the human
Lynne weaves a tale through the darkness into the light. Just how much
own darkness feed our light? And like the cosmos, does our knowledge of
dark matter increase our understanding of what we can see?