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The Tesla City Stories – Black Friday Bonanza!
November 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$9 – $26
A monthly night of vintage radio comedy and drama — live onstage in Portland, Oregon! Straight outta 1944! Laughs! Chills! Romance! Danger! Booze! Eats! Cash bar! Live Foley! 1940’s live music! Prizes! Audience participation!
THIS MONTH, November 29th, 2019 shows:
New installment of “The Off-key Life of Viola Harper“. Viola finally lands a chorus part in an actual show, but a new rival, “Golden Toes” Tedesco, is determined that Viola’s star turn is a flop! “The Off-key Life of Viola Harper” is a sitcom detailing the travails of a hapless, would-be Broadway chanteuse. Viola’s a small town girl in the big city trying to make her show biz dreams come true. She’s got a lot of what it takes to make it – a positive attitude, a never-say-die spirit, a supportive sister, a good-hearted boyfriend and a dogged, if eccentric, manager. The only thing she hasn’t got? Talent!
And a brand new episode of the super-natural thriller, “The Wraith”! Ships carrying valuable resources are grounding themselves up and down the Eastern seaboard. Is it the work of supernatural creatures or a more mundane, but no less dangerous, saboteur? The Wraith is a crime-thriller with a supernatural twist. After being murdered on an archeological dig in Egypt, Lazarus St. George is returned to the land of the living by Anubis, god of the Afterlife, to serve as his agent on Earth. With eerie occult powers at his command, and with the aid of his loyal Egyptian friend Bobek, St. George haunts the evildoers of Tesla City as the half-dead avenger, The Wraith.
Since 2014, we at The Tesla City Stories have been presenting an evening of live “radio” theater derived from the recently uncovered archives of the ultra-obscure Tesla Broadcasting Company (1943-1945). It’s “pop archaeology” as performance art, or, more simply, a fun night of vintage entertainment! The shows of the TBC run the gamut from sitcom to thriller, from mystery to romantic-comedy, with forays into westerns, sci-fi and horror to boot. But all of these shows, regardless of genre, are tied to the fictional locale of Tesla City. That’s part of what makes the output of the TBC so unique and sought-after by historians and collectors.
Truly Portland’s best and most unique night out! Come and join us!