It is with heavy hearts that we find ourselves acknowledging loss this week. One is of the literary legacy Ursula K. Le Guin. We had the honor of bringing her The Left Hand of Darkness to the stage a few years ago. Her ferocity and finesse of the fantasy genre will live on, though she will be greatly missed.

Deepening this heartache is the loss of former Playhouse Acting Apprentice Michael Pfieffer. Michael's unexpected passing has left us shaken, trying to reconcile the caring, charismatic person we know and love with the knowledge of this parting. We are thankful we knew his bright blue eyes, his dedication to improving his craft and his unabashed defense of all he loved and cared about. We hold him in our hearts, today and always.
A.L. Adams of Oregon ArtsWatch recently said " Portland Playhouse co-founder Nikki Weaver is as consistent as the moon. Everywhere she pops up, she’s luminous."

This is your last week to experience Nikki's new work that is part homage, part memoir, part hope and all Nikki. Weaving Women Together must close on Sunday, January 28.

If you were lucky enough to make it into a sold out show last weekend, you may want to come back for a second view. Weaving Women Together is an evolving work in progress and changes are made each night as the workshop progresses.

One thing that is sure to stay the same is the earnest, whole heart expression and love Nikki brings to her work.

Season 9 - a year in review
Have you checked out the full annual report for Season 9? It's full of great information on our programs, productions and all other things Playhouse.

Plus, you'll get a few inside views from a few people close to our hearts - including Victor Mack!

Up next...
By Michelle Horgen
Directed by Brian Weaver
Feb. 28 - Mar. 25

Funny, sweet, and heroic; a new musical based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter featuring Portland favorites: Susannah Mars, Isaac Lamb, Darius Pierce, Dana Green, Rebecca Teran and many more! 

Presented in partnership with Bitch Media and PHAME!
The 2017-2018 season is presented by Harold Goldstein & Carol Streeter and Ronni Lacroute 

Our work is made possible by Mary & Don Blair, Ellyn Bye, Colas Construction, The Collins Foundation, Joel Hamberg Painting, Greg Hinckley & Mary Chomenko, Kinsman Foundation, Lagunitas Brewing Company, ME Fitness, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, Roy & Diane Marvin Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, James B Wiley Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, Raymond Family Foundation, SERA Architects, Judy Shih & Joel Axelrod, State of Oregon, In Memory of Phyllis L. Weaver, Steve & Elsie Weaver,
Wrather Family Foundation, Friends of Sandra Zickefoose

Our work is supported by Oregon Cultural Trust
Thanks to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and the Arts Education & Access Fund.
Portland Playhouse receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.