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The Tesla City Stories Season 6 World Premiere

We are so grateful to be back! 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! New installment of “Blevins to Betsy“. Threatened by crooner Bobby Villanova’s attentions towards Betsy, Blevins takes comfort in the knowledge he’s still first in the hearts of radio fans. He is, isn’t he? “Blevins to Betsy” is a romantic-comedy set in the world of radio. He’s Blevins DeBell, America’s favorite radio star. She’s Betsy Harper, small town girl and production assistant at the TBC. Their fortunes and hearts become entangled when Betsy steps into the figurative shoes of Blevins’s former co-star and wife, Joan…

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The Tesla City Stories – Season 6 Premiere!

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! Jealousy is the theme when The Tesla City Stories brings you a night of laughs and light-hearted intrigue on March 28th with all-new (for this century anyway) episodes of a pair of your favorite shows! Join us as we kick off 2020 with: March 28th, 2020 shows: New installment of “Blevins to Betsy“. Threatened by crooner Bobby Villanova’s attentions towards Betsy, Blevins takes comfort in the knowledge he’s still first in the hearts of radio fans. He is, isn’t he? “Blevins to Betsy” is a romantic-comedy set in the world of…

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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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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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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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