Lynne Duddy, Penny Walter, Lawrence Howard

Licking The Plate (World Premiere)

by Lynne Duddy, Lawrence Howard, Penny Walter, Robin Bady and Rebecca Cohen

Fridays and Saturdays, November 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th, 2007

Happy hour 7:30 to 8:00; curtain at 8:00 pm

Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside, Portland, Oregon (visit:

$12 includes complimentary light snacks, beverages available for purchase

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 psychic hungers and nourishes our souls. Have you ever spent the night utterly alone, 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 heart and lung and muscle and sinew and courage and determination, to win not just the race, but your father=s respect and admiration? These are stories about our deepest longings and most elemental needs. Whatever it is you hunger for, these performances will have you licking the plate and wanting more.

ABOUT Portland Story Theater

Licking The Plate is Portland Story Theater's eighth major production in Portland. The 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; Beginner's Luck; Everybody's Got One; Who Am I And Where Is My Coffee?; And Then The Bed Broke!; and Always Say Yes! Licking The Plate features founding members Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard, along with acclaimed puppeteer Penny Walter, making her grand debut on the storytelling 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, Oregon.


Portland Story Theater | Storytellers

Lawrence Howard | Lynne Duddy | Penny Walter | Robin Bady | Rebecca Cohen


Dear friends and fans of PST!

Portland Story Theater is back with a new season! We have a new home at Hipbone Studio [], 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 season, 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 dates:

November 2, 3, 9, 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 weekend we are bringing in Robin Bady, live from NYC, and the next weekend, its special guest star , Rebecca Cohen from Newport. For more details, be sure to visit the PST website at 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. [] and you can catch Rick right here in town at the Tapestry of Tales November 13-17 [].

Some of you probably saw Rick's story, Border Crossings, as part of our Always Say Yes! show last Spring. Well, he recently garnered some great reviews at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, and has been an inspiration to all of us at PST. The rest of the season will be 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 Howard
Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare

In January, Lawrence will tell the true, epic tale of Ernest Shackleton and the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914. As some of you know, their valiant ship, The Endurance, was trapped in the pack ice and crushed; Shackleton and his 28 men survived on the ice for over a year 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 an abbreviated version of the story several years ago to great acclaim and has been working on the longer, unabridged version ever since. This is a truly gripping story that will move you to the depths of your soul.


February 8, 9, 15, 16 ~ Alton Chung
Okage Sama De

"I am what I am because of you." Caught up in the patriotic fever shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Nisei, second generation Japanese Americans, volunteer to join the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, the all Japanese-American unit, to 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, while liberating people from places like Dachau, many had relatives incarcerated in American "relocation centers." These men fought against the enemy and against prejudice with courage and distinction, leaving behind a rich legacy of honor for future generations.


March 7, 8, 14, 15 ~ Rick Huddle
On Sale Now!

Ever go shopping even when you don't need anything? Maybe you saw your friend's iPod and really wanted one just like it. Maybe you saw the ad for the aerating cat water dish in SkyMall magazine. Or maybe you were bored, and a little blue, and just wanted a pick-me-up. Come hear true stories, pulled from man-on-the-street interviews, that explore and play with our reasons for shopping. 


April 11, 12, 18, 19 ~ Lynne Duddy
dark matter

96 percent of the universe is stuff we've never seen. Everything on our beloved planet, all of the planets, every star, moon, asteroid, comet, nebula and gas cloud together make up the visible 4 percent. Using the science of humankind as a metaphor for the human heart, Lynne weaves a tale through the darkness into the light. Just how much does our own darkness feed our light? And like the cosmos, does our knowledge of the dark matter increase our understanding of what we can see?