for your chance to win!
If you have already given to Portland Playhouse through the Willamette Week Give!Guide - THANK YOU!

If not, tomorrow is another Big Give Day! When you give through the Give!Guide on December 14 you get a chance to win two tickets to the  Trail Blazers vs. Denver game (12/22), two tickets to the Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia game (12/28), and a jersey signed by Evan Turner! All that on top of incentives from Give!Guide partners and gifts from Portland Playhouse. Plus, up to $15,000 will be matched by the Raymond Family Foundation.

You can automatically double the impact of your gift when you donate to Portland Playhouse – just donate the same amount to the Oregon Cultural Trust and take that amount off of your state taxes.

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If you'd like to see the show for free, we could use a few good volunteers as we get closer to Christmas. This is a wonderful opportunity for a families with older children to make a day of helping out our front of house staff and then seeing the show together.

If you are interested, please contact our Front of House Manager Anna Brown.
Julian Remulla and Tina Mascaro. Photo credit Brud Giles.
Are you feeling ho-ho-hopeful this holiday season or is your Christmas spirit fa-la-la-lame this year? Either way, get yourself to the Hampton Opera Center to see this year’s production of A Christmas Carol . The classic tale is sure to turn any bah-humbugger into a “Joy to the World!” exclaimer.

For those of us who are already in a holiday mood, it’ll confirm the feeling that we can all use an extra dose of hope and love right about now.

I'm an unabashed fan of winter holidays, of Christmas in particular, and of "A Christmas Carol." That means I've seen a LOT of performances of this play, and this was by far my favorite of all time.

"From beginning to end, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is full of warm-heartedness and joy. I watched the whole play with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat and loved every minute of it."
You're invited to a
on December 14
Love the arts? Biking? Supporting local youth? Creating green spaces?

Join us in the Vestas lobby for free beer, wine, and snacks, and learn about four organizations working to build a better Portland:  DepaveCommunity Cycling CenterCamp Fire Columbia, and   Portland Playhouse.

Plus, give through the Willamette Week Give!Guide at the event and get entered for a chance to win (drum roll, please...)
* Waterproof bike messenger Black Star Bag
* Your choice of a Camp Namanu Package
* * Two season tickets to Portland Playhouse
& more from the Trail Blazers, Naomi's Organics, and Red Castle Board Games!

All donations will be matched by the Raymond Family Foundation up to $15,000!

Find out more on the Facebook Event Page. We look forward to seeing you there!
A Look Back at the
Fall Festival of Shakespeare
It's hard to believe it's been nearly a month since the Fall Festival of Shakespeare! We are still in awe of all our wonderful participants and are thrilled to share with you photos of that fantastic weekend.

On our website, you can see photos from the Saturday afternoon performances as well as find a link to a gallery of photos of other performances shared by audience members.

If you have photos you’d like to add to this gallery, please send them to and we’ll add them in. All submitted photos may also be used to promote future Fall Festival of Shakespeare performances to our patrons.
This week you can catch three of our former apprentices on Portland stages.
Quinlan Fitzgerald stars in the 2016 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, The Humans, at Artists Repertory Theatre, Alex Ramirez de Cruz reimagines Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre in Pericles Wet for Portland Shakes, and Amy Katrina Bryan rocks the stage at Imago Theatre in Hotel Gone.

Learn more about all three on our Apprentices Around Town page.
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.