2017-2018 Season Readings:


October 3 I Ought To Be In Pictures   by Neil Simon

Herbert abandoned his family 16 years ago and headed to Hollywood to make it as a screenwriter. His teen daughter, Libby, wants to make it in Hollywood too, so she seeks him out, landing on his doorstep one sunny day. This delightful comedy promises both laughter and tears.


November 7  On the Verge  by Eric Overmyer
Equipped with dialogue as pithy as their helmets, a fearless trio of Victorian ladies journey across time, space and history, trekking from highest Himalaya to deepest Africa to contemporary suburbia in this witty comedy.                                         

December 5   Holiday Radio Hour!      Willamette Radio Workshop                                                             

Welcome back the Willamette Radio Workshop as they once again usher in the spirit of the holidays with a selection of stories presented in the style of an old time radio show. Laughter, tears, and sound effects!

January  Fertile Ground

PCTG will present a reading of their New Play Award winning script from a Portland area playwright as part of Fertile Ground: A City Wide Festival of New Works.

February 6    Vincent in Brixton  by Nicholas Wright

Based on actual events in Van Gogh’s early life, this thoughtful, poignant drama speculates on relationships that might have affected him at a London boarding house in 1873. Wright uses as his point of departure letters written by Van Gogh that indicate he was smitten with the landlady’s daughter. This drama ultimately becomes a complex meditation on love as a force explosive enough to alter lives, but too fragile to endure.

March 6  Mauritius   by Theresa Rebeck

Like the Maltese Falcon, the Mauritius stamp is the fraught object of desire for an assortment of folks of shady backgrounds and motives, who meet in a dizzy roundelay of double-crosses in this corkscrew tight drama of suspense.

April 3   Song of Extinction   by EM Lewis

Max, a musically gifted high school student, is falling off the edge of the world — and his biology teacher is the only one who’s noticed. A play about the science of life and loss, the relationships between fathers and sons, Cambodian fields, Bolivian rain forests and redemption.

May 1    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!

The Sanctuary

1785 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

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

Coffee is provided by Columbia River Coffee Roaster (of Astoria)

Season Flex Tickets: 7 Tickets: $65    Single tickets $10.00

Season Flex tickets are good for any daytime performance.

Single ticket for A Musical Treat $15.00

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.