Happy Mothers’ Day to everyone from The Drammys (and to OUR mothers too!)

          willamette week-

Happy Mothers’ Day, everyone! And to our Mothers too! Thank you to our birth mother Willamette Week (when we were the Willies), who gave life to us in 1979, and passed along to us our feisty and sometimes contentious spirit! We thank you for making Portland’s Award Show just that little bit different from the general run-of-the-mill!


And of course to our wonderful adoptive mother, Portland Civic Theatre Guild, who, after a brief period of foster-motherhood by The Oregonian (whom we also thank today), took us under her nurturing wing and helped us grow up and mature into the beautiful, exciting creature we are today! Hurrah!

(We are sure you know the Drammy Committee is a program of the Portland Civic Theatre Guild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, right? And that PCTG also presents wonderful awards at the Drammy Ceremony?)

So, in honor of our current and beloved Mommy, we want to share with you this list of readings PCTG will be offering next season.  Here it is:

Portland Civic Theatre Guild

First Tuesday Readers Theatre



October 7     The Gin Game   by D.L. Coburn

In this Pulitzer Prize winning play, an elderly man and woman play repeated games of gin in their retirement home, struggling to come to grips with life’s challenges.

November 4  The Dance and the Railroad  by David Henry Hwang                                       

A haunting and powerfully affecting work revolving around two Chinese artists and their fellow railroad workers in the American West of 1867.

 December 2 Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro

This delightful comedy about a single Italian American guy from Jersey, his parents, grandparents and Sunday dinner is the perfect kickoff to the holiday season.

 January TBA  Fertile Ground: A City Wide Festival of New Works 

Hear a new play in development chosen by the Guild as part of Portland’s exciting and unique city wide celebration of new works. The Guild’s selection and reading date will be announced after our new play is chosen.

 February 3    A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur  by Tennessee Williams                                   

The encounter one Sunday morning of four women: a Southern belle teacher awaiting a call from the man she hopes to marry, her German roommate, a fellow teacher, and a distraught neighbor illuminates the meaning of loneliness, compassion, and compromise.

March 3  Chills and Laughter: A Double Header            

The Guild pairs two one acts: the radio mystery Sorry Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher and Murder at Twickam Vicarage by David Ives, a comedy farce.

 April 7 Time Stands Still

by Donald Margulies
A photo journalist returns from Iraq severely wounded and must deal with the repercussions of her war-time experiences and her relationship with her long-time partner

May 5 A Musical Treat  Directed by Adair Chappell

Once again, the “dessert” of the season! A delightful and dynamic performance by some of Portland’s finest musical stars!

Readings are presented at The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue 97201 (at Clay)

Coffee at 10:00 AM             Performance at 10:30AM

Season Tickets: $49 (does not include Fertile Ground)

   Single Performances: $8

Single Ticket for A Musical Treat $10.0

Tickets available at the door or send a check to:

Portland Civic Theatre Guild

PO BOX 6711, Portland, OR 97228

The season play selections are subject to change.


Thank you, Mommys!  And love to you all!

From the Grateful Drammys!

Come see us on Monday, June 9! The Crystal Ballroom awaits!

2 thoughts on “Happy Mothers’ Day to everyone from The Drammys (and to OUR mothers too!)

  1. Portland Civic Theatre Guild loves its little Drammy! She thanks Drammy for mentioning her next season and wonders when the limo will be here to pick her up for brunch?

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