Do we have stories for you!
The seventh annual Sarah Hauser Festival of Stories concludes the most successful season in the Portland Storytellers Guild’s 34-year history when 20 storytellers perform over two evenings Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at the Clinton Street Theater.
Pre-purchased nightly tickets are $12 ($15 at the door) with a special two-day festival pass for $15. Doors open at 7 for pre-show entertainment each evening and the stories start to flow at 7:30.
Friday evening, emcee Eric Foxman presents eight of the Guild’s most popular performers – Barb Fankhauser, Edward Hershey, Pam Maben, Gretchen Peterson, Holly Robison, Franz van der Horst and the team of Norm Brecke and Anne Rutherford.
Saturday in Storython ‘19 the Guild previews its 2019-20 season with host Holly Robison introducing a dozen — count ‘em, 12 — performers, Jeanne Anderson, Mike Devenney, Patrick Gannon, Mike Goss, Wink Harner, Ken Iverson, Kitty Kaping, Simon Morgaine Anne Penfound, Juliana Person, Fiona Rickford, John Wylders who will each tell a five-minute story.
The festival was initiated in 2013 at the behest of Sarah Hauser, a revered Guild president, and named in her memory after she died in 2015.