Win Tickets ($40): Portland Story Theater Presents Warren McPherson’s Solo Show @ The Old Church Concert Hall | 2019 Fertile Ground Festival

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Warren McPherson’s Solo Show @ The Old Church Concert Hall on February 2. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 28.


From our sponsors:
Portland Story Theater Presents Warren McPherson’s Solo Show
February 2, 2019
Social Hour at 7 pm when the doors open
Wine | Beer (21+)
Show at 8 pm | 18+ Recommended
50 Fertile Ground Passes honored
Tickets $15 ADV | $20 Doors | $5 Arts for All PDX
More info:

The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th (SW Clay & 11th), Portland

One Show Only! – part of the Fertile Ground Festival!

Our lives are fueled by expectation. Sometimes we make them ourselves. Sometimes they are imposed on us by others. In his very first feature-length solo show Warren McPherson tells stories about his unrealistic hopes for the world and the weight of the expectations his family and the world placed upon him in his early life.

Imagine coming home at the age of six and having to disappoint your mother by telling her that you can’t be the next Pope, after all, because you’re in love with a girl and you’re going to get married instead. Imagine achieving success and acclaim at a sport you secretly hate. Imagine graduating from a prestigious university and then living in your mother’s garage for seven years, like a hermit wandering in the desert. Imagine finding your own path to a success that is not what others expected of you.

You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing explores what it really means to be great.

Since 2014, Warren McPherson has worked with Portland Story Theater crafting personal stories. He is an audience favorite at our annual Valentine’s show, is a member of our touring troupe, and is a Library Story Slam winner. Warren manages the podcasts for Portland Story Theater both on SoundCloud and on iTunes. He conducts workshops in storytelling with Portland Story Theater throughout the Pacific Northwest. A charismatic performer, McPherson’s stories have an insightful charm. Relatable. Funny. Poignant.

Hosted by Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy

Wheelchair accessible. Street parking is free after 7 pm.

Produced by Portland Story Theater

18+ Recommended. Listener Discretion Advised. Portland Story Theater’s stories may contain “colorful” language, sexual escapades of a questionable nature and numerous examples of extremely poor judgment, along with profound insights, deep revelations and moments of truth, triumph and transformation.

Portland Story Theater, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit 503-284-2226
Launched in 2004, Portland Story Theater is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making the narrative arts an integral part of Portland’s rich cultural identity and is committed to bringing an authentic story and theater experience to inspire, challenge and expand a sense of community in Portland’s urban environment.

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22 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Portland Story Theater Presents Warren McPherson’s Solo Show @ The Old Church Concert Hall | 2019 Fertile Ground Festival

  1. Nicholas Palmer January 15, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

    Every time i attend one of these shows, I can’t wait for the next one

  2. Robin Kamerling January 15, 2019 at 8:36 pm #

    I am SO EXCITED for this world premier! I went last year and saw Warren and I was sold! Can’t wait to get a Rhône evening of his storytelling. Giggles.

  3. Andrea Platt January 15, 2019 at 9:49 pm #

    Finding the gold in the journey, well, that’s golden.

  4. Judith A Fardig January 15, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

    If Warren is as funny as his wife Smitha Chadaga is smart, this show will be hysterically funny!

    • PDX Story Theater January 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm #

      Judith, yes Smitha is brilliant and Warren is a delightful storyteller. Good luck with the contest.

  5. Ali King January 15, 2019 at 10:03 pm #

    Can’t wait to see this!

  6. Veronica Proctor January 16, 2019 at 7:15 am #

    This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to hear the whole story.

  7. Linda Rogers January 16, 2019 at 2:13 pm #

    This topic is close to my heart. As a fledgling poet, Warren’s stories may well spark avenues for me to explore more hidden ‘expectations’ of my own.

  8. Lynda Martin-McCormick January 16, 2019 at 2:14 pm #

    I already have my ticket!!

  9. Aleks January 16, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

    Sounds fun. Count me in

  10. Lori King January 16, 2019 at 8:54 pm #

    Oh the glory of new stories!

  11. Jackie N January 18, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

    Great show, I hope to be there!

    • PDX Story Theater January 22, 2019 at 7:34 pm #

      Jackie! Yes, it promises to be great. Good luck on the contest!

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