*It is almost that time of year again for holiday cheer and - well, you know how it goes. Green things and red things and gold things and blue things; star shaped things and round things and tree shaped things. And candles; I almost forgot candles.
So this is your early notification of the interpreted performances of the upcoming holiday shows at Portland Center Stage. But please, don't just mark your calendars - also make your ticket reservations. These shows are popular and they do sell out; "Santaland" sells out quickly.
Seriously, don't delay. Mark the dates on your calendar and then purchase your tickets as soon as you can, before it's too late.
Also, in case you didn't know it, both of these shows are funny, both of these shows are about Christmas, and both of them are non-traditional. Seriously. Non-traditional, but a good time will be had.
Check out the links below to read more about the plays. And when you purchase your tickets online, be sure to use the promo code SIGN to get the community discounted ticket price and your seats with sightlines to the interpreter(s).
By David Sedaris
Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello
Thursday December 17 at 7:30 pm
in the Ellen Bye Studio
Interpreter: Jayodin Mosher
Sign Coach: Guthrie Nutter
Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday crunch.
Note: The Santaland Diaries is recommended for ages 14+; contains mature content and language, and the secret of Santa is exposed. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. There is no late seating or re-entry in the Ellyn Bye Studio.
By Peter Gwinn & Bobby Mort
Wednesday December 23 at 7:30 pm
on the Main Stage
Interpreters: Jayodin Mosher and Dot Hearn
Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick
A complete send-up of the holiday classic, this adult comedy is adorned with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City, and includes zany holiday sketches, an ever-changing list of drop-in local celebrities and uproarious improv based on audience participation— it’s never the same show twice!
Note: Recommended for high school age and up.
Portland Center Stage
128 NW Eleventh Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
Check out the tickets page for more information, such as the Arts for All program.