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The Tesla City Stories – Black Friday Bonanza!

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…

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Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

STORYTELLERS DAN KENNEDY Host of the Moth Podcast, Author of Loser Goes First, Rock On, and American Spirit — Loads of McSweeney’s Humor, Fly-Fishing is his Meditation ALINA ALIYAR Returning July Russian Roulette Winner, Proud Parent, Chocolatier, Executive Producer of 7 Deadly Sins Show, Public Ugly Crier KATIE NGUYEN Returning March Russian Roulette Winner, Named one of the Portland Mercury’s Geniuses of Comedy, Host of Earthquake Hurricane, Addicted to Using Q-tips in Ears LORI FERRARO Writer, Sketch Comic, Huffington Post Blogger, Magnet For Dental Hygienist Chit-Chat, Unhealthy Obsession With Mick Jagger DARSHANPREET GILL High School Science Teacher, Has Traveled To Over 25 Countries, Harry Potter Club Advisor at Her School, Grew Up On A Farm, Ex- Marching and Jazz Band-er Featuring: DAN KENNEDY Host of Peabody Award-Winning Moth Podcast, Author of Loser Goes First, Rock On, and American Spirit — Loads of McSweeney’s Humor, Fly-Fishing…

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The Tesla City Stories – Halloween Special 2019!

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’s halloween special takes place in the beautiful confines of the historic Old Church Concert Hall deep in the arts district of downtown PDX. Enjoy the thrilling adventures of two episodes of the vintage horror classic, The 13th Floor! 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…

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The Tesla City Stories – Fall Spectacular

This month we present: The Tesla City Stories – Fall Spectacular! New episodes of Viola Harper & The Wraith! with special musical guests The Newport Nightingales Beginning April 6, 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…

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The Tesla City Stories – Summer Special!

On this month’s Wilde Card Mysteries, Jack’s newest client is a harmless kook with barely two cents to rub together, but she might be holding the plans to Nikola Tesla’s most dangerous invention! With the help of secret agent Trace Allen, Jack just might survive “The Dill Pickle And Death Ray Case!” Special Musical Guests: The Juleps

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Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

STORYTELLERS:  CHRIS WILLIAMS Past Winner, Creator of Front Porch Sessions and The Turnout Storytelling Series at The Secret Society, Does a Spon-On Marlon Brando Impression (Heavier Marlon Brando), Has Never Drank Coffee Ever, Not Once, In His Life, KATIE PIATT Past Winner, Member of That’s What She Said Queer Comedy Collective, Seasoned Performance Artist, Grandma in Training, ALEX DANG Writer, Program Specialist at Literary Arts, Knows Too Much About the Show Friends, Former Speech and Debate Champion, and three other fantastic storytellers! Hosted & Produced by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE Music by DJ BOBBY D from XRAY.fm ASL Interpretation by BLAKE WALES DOORS 6:30PM ⎮ SHOW 7:30PM $16-26 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR — Note: We will have walk-up tickets set aside for sale at the door. VIP ticket holders will receive $10 GC…

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The Tesla City Stories Season 5 Premiere – Vintage Spy Thriller!

US spy Trace Allen is off to Istanbul where he’s tasked with securing a brilliant German aeronautical engineer on the run from the Nazis and other interested parties …including the fearsome Soviet spy codenamed “Kamchatka.” Aren’t the USA and the USSR allies? Ah, but all is fair in love and espionage. There are crosses, double-crosses, action and romance aplenty when The Tesla City Stories presents the vintage radio thriller OSPREY-6: “Quit Stalin” parts 1 & 2 Friday, June 28th at 8 PM at the Old Church Concert Hall. Tickets (and super-secret passwords) available at www.teslatix.com

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7 Deadly Sins: Wedlocked

As wedding season comes crashing down around us, 7 Deadly Sins presents five new stories that grapple with a question few of us bother to ask: What is a marriage, anyway, and what does it really mean to be married? Featuring stories about how to cope when your marriage accidentally becomes front-paged news, who wins in a fight between love and gravity, the ways in which a breaking marriage can literally erase your past, what to do when being a good spouse means to give of yourself in the most non-metaphorical way possible, an inquiry into the question of whether or not three is always a crowd, and much, much more. Featuring songs by Lenore, the indie folk band whose NPR declared “will help you…

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Fake Radio Presents: a 70th-Anniversary Celebration of “Dragnet”

In June of 1949, a radio show that changed the nation premiered it’s first episode. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Fake Radio proudly recreates two episodes of the hit radio show “Dragnet”! Joining the cast is guest star John Pirruccello, acclaimed comic actor from the TV series Twin Peaks and Barry on HBO. This performance is ONE NIGHT ONLY, so get your tickets while you can! Times: Doors at 7pm, curtain at 8pm Tix: $20 for general admission $30 VIP seating in first three rows Purchase tix here. Featuring top talent from both Portland and Los Angeles, Fake Radio will re-enact two 30min episodes of this historic radio show the old-fashioned way: dressed in period clothing and standing with scripts in hand in front of…

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Portland Story Theater: Urban Tellers

Connect to the heart and soul of Portland! This SEASON FINALE and final show at TOC features Urban Tellers® some of your favorite Urban Tellers: Warren McPherson, Lynn Fitch, Frank Engel, Penny Walter and PDX Story Theater founders Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard. The stories that people tell at Urban Tellers® shows are making a positive impact on our community by giving everyone the fundamental human right To Be Heard. Be a part of this revolution of listening. Come and listen someone into being. Jazz at 7pm. Stories at 8pm. This 2018-19 Season Finale and final show at TOC features some of your favorite Urban Tellers: Warren McPherson, Lynn Fitch, Frank Engel, Penny Walter and PDX Story Theater founders Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard. Rogéri Jazz Duo when…

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