Portland Story Theater's 2009 Solo Performance Festival | Win Tickets!

Portland Story Theather: SinglehandedlySinglehandedly-April 24, 25, May 1, 2, 8, 9
Next weekend, Portland Story Theater begins a new solo performance series: Singlehandedly. There are several successful storytelling events in Portland now (Ignite Portland, Backfence, Mortified, Interesting Portland, etc). We have a great community of story tellers in the NW, and Portland Story Theater's Singlehandedly will be a great addition to this movement–read the story descriptions below.

Also, we have a 3 pairs of tickets to give out as well. Just comment below and we will draw the names from the comments on Friday. If you follow us at our Portland twitter, add your twitter name for two entries. We will email the winners.

We give out free tickets every Thursday on our Portland Facebook Group. So, join it if you like free stuff. We give out festival tickets, concert tickets, and more. Last week, we had tickets for Wonder Ballroom, NW Film Center, Slabtown, Dante's, Roseland, etc…

From Portland Story Theater (website/buy tickets):

Be a part of the Portland Story Theater experience as we singlehandedly change the world, one story at a time. Come hear true, high-quality stories crafted for people like you, discerning adults who know the real deal when they see it. Come join us for PST's Solo Performance Festival, Singlehandedly, featuring:

Sharon Knorr reprises her popular one-woman show, Why Can't I Marry The Cute Beatle?

Lawrence Howard, of Shackleton fame, stitches together a trilogy of personal coming-of-age stories about bullies and brothers and breaking away inThe Adventures of Huckleberry Howard.

Monologist Rick Huddle performs Spent, a quirky solo piece about the current economic crisis.

Veteran Portland storyteller Will Hornyak splices classic Hungarian myth with personal tales in The Myth of the White Stag: The Hunt for Identity and Place.

In Glory Hole-llelujah, improv artist Brad Fortier shares one gay man's travail through the lands of easy anonymous sex to the deeper sea of new-found love.

Puppeteer and Storyteller Penny Walter brings us With My Own Two Hands, a montage of characters that weave together life's good, bad, and funny moments.

In Burning Feathers, solo performance artist Antonio Sacre blends personal narrative, ancient myth, and modern verse into a blisteringly funny and moving exploration of love and its aftermath.

Each night is a double feature: two full-length shows for a single admission!

$12 General Admission or $30 for a 3-Night Pass – All shows at Hipbone Studio, 1847 East Burnside in Portland:

Friday April 24th: Antonio Sacre / Lawrence Howard
Saturday April 25th: Penny Walter / Sharon Knorr
Friday May 1st: Lawrence Howard / Penny Walter
Saturday May 2nd: Rick Huddle / Brad Fortier
Friday May 8th: Will Hornyak / Rick Huddle
Saturday May 9th: Sharon Knorr / Will Hornyak

WHAT: Solo Performance Festival: Singlehandedly

WHEN: 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, Doors at 7:30, Curtain at 8:00 pm
WHERE: Hipbone Studio, 1847 E Burnside, Portland
(Corner of NE 18th and Burnside, free parking)

TICKETS: $12.00 / Night or $30 for 3-Night-Pass
General seating ticket includes complimentary snacks;
Beverages available for purchase

RESERVATIONS: 503-793-5484; [email protected] or purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets on our website www.portlandstorytheater.com

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23 Responses to Portland Story Theater's 2009 Solo Performance Festival | Win Tickets!

  1. Kimberly Mc April 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    I love your website and getting updates via Twitter (user name is kmbrly101). Definately plan on hitting some performances this spring/summer. Thanks for all the great info!

  2. Carolezoom April 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    These look fascinating! Story can be a very powerful tool for personal & social change. Come see my first performance at performanceworks nw 5/30-5/31! Z

  3. Lizzy April 20, 2009 at 9:25 am #

    I would LOVE free tickets:)

  4. Sonia April 20, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    I’d like to enter my name for the tickets: @sonialexandra. Thanks!

  5. Amy Wilder April 20, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    Sounds cool. I am new to the area and love learning about the arts and theater events here. I’m so glad I found you guys.

    -Amy (Twitter @SORCHASHAW)

  6. melissalion April 20, 2009 at 12:30 pm #


  7. Kristin Olson April 22, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    I am super psyched to see the shows in PST’s Singlehandedly! The solo show has inspired me ever since I saw PICA’s TBA ’04: Sekou Sundiata’s Blessing the Boats and Sara Rudinoff’s Go There. It’s like reading a good memoir but more intimate. Portland Story Theater has always put on great shows. They are the perfect theater company to host this cool festival.
    Penny Walter: With My Own Two Hands. She spends most of her days performing for kids. When I see her do shows for adults it is like she takes this filter off and her true self comes pouring out, and look out she is awesome and hilarious.
    Rick Huddle: Spent. Don’t take it from me, an econ professor at L&C said, Spent is the SuperSizeMe of the current economic crisis.
    Brad Foriter: Glory Hole-lluajah. A solo show title never sucked me in so fast. Can’t wait to see this.
    Lawrence Howard: Huckelberry Howard. Lawrence is a true craftsman. He takes interesting to a whole new level.
    Will Hornyak: White Stag. This is what I love about theater. Personal, universal.
    This is going to be a great fest! See you there!

  8. Sarah Hauser April 22, 2009 at 10:02 pm #

    I am so excited about Portland Story Theater’s new show “Singlehandedly” What more could you want? Two fantastic shows for the price of one and six different shows over 2 weeks, all for a reasonable cost. I’ve been dying to see Sharon Knorr’s “Why can’t I marry the cute Beatle”, and Lawrence Howard never dissapoints with his hysterical and historical stories(!). All the performers are marvelous storytellers. “Singlehandedly” promises to be a great event for Portland theater and storytelling.

  9. Maureen Penrose April 23, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    Thanks to Portland Story Theater, it looks like Portland audiences are in for a real treat this spring with the upcoming Singlehandedly Solo Performance Festival. Sounds like it’s going to be six evenings of delightfully creative and entertaining tales delivered by these uniquely talented and engaging story-telling performance artists.

  10. cara April 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    yes please!

  11. Emily Willard April 23, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    Holla! =)

  12. Tim Ohlson April 23, 2009 at 5:52 pm #


  13. Carina April 23, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

    Ooh, me me!

  14. Jason April 23, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    I’d love to see what this city has to offer…especially for free :)

  15. Ryan April 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm #

    I love stories.

  16. Joe VanderVeer April 24, 2009 at 11:48 am #

    We would love free tickets or at least one free ticket…we are low income starving students and $24 is a lot of $ to us…we would love to see tonights show…;o)

  17. liseah April 24, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    Sounds like fun!

  18. dez18 April 24, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    I hadn’t heard about this before. It’s very exciting. Thanks for keeping me in the loop.


  19. Ryan April 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm #

    All good stories are truer than if they really happened.
    closetgrammar on twitter.com

  20. Jodi May 8, 2009 at 2:39 am #

    Sounds like a great evening!

    @jawillers on twitter

  21. free May 8, 2009 at 9:45 am #

    bueller?… i couldn’t make friday, but would be down for saturday, if there’s flexibility…

  22. Benjamin May 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm #



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