Join Dmae for this membership drive edition on KBOO radio. We’ll feature Portland Center Stage’s two holidays shows with director Brandon Wooley of A Christmas Memory and Winter Song and actor Lauren Modica of Twist Your Dickens. Then we’ll hear from Michael Mendelson, artistic director of Portland Shakespeare Project’s world premiere of Pericles Wet by Ellen Margolis.
NOTE: TICKETS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST WIL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Portland Center Stage presents… A Christmas Memory: An autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote’s rural Alabama boyhood, A Christmas Memory offers an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls — one young and one old — and their shared memories of beloved holiday rituals.
AND Winter Song: Singer Merideth Kaye Clark and director Brandon Woolley are creating an original presentation of favorite songs that celebrate winter.
Runs through December 31, 2017 in the Ellyn Bye Studio. Showtimes are Tuesday – Sunday at 7:30 p.m.* and Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at noon*
Portland Center Stage presents… Twist Your Dickens, A complete send-up of the holiday classic, this adult comedy is adorned with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City. Twist includes zany holiday sketches and uproarious improv based on audience participation.
December 5 — 31, 2017 on the Main Stage. Previews are Dec. 5 – 7 | Opening night Dec. 8
By Peter Gwinn & Bobby Mort/ Directed by Ron West
Showtimes: Tuesday – Sunday at 7:30 p.m.* Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at noon*
by Ellen Margolis
Directed by Michael Mendelson**
December 1 to December 17
Performances:Thursday through SundayAlder Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre
Pericles Wet by Ellen Margolis is a contemporary re-imagining of a poignant fable, inspired by William Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre. When Pericles, a young prince, vies for the hand of a neighboring princess, he recognizes in her father’s riddle a coded secret. Facing certain death if he reveals this dark secret, Pericles flees, abandoning Princess Hesperides, who sees in his departure the loss of her last hope. While she comforts herself with empty curses, Pericles carries a burden of guilt with him as he travels the world and encounters adventures.