Today At The Clinton Street Theater
The CIRCUS Ten Minute Play Festival
The Portland Ten Minute Play Festival is a seasonal collaborative event created by Monkey With a Hat On. The festival features ten locally written ten minute plays around one central theme. Each play features different writers, actors and directors – a whole cast of crazy characters! The festival is a seasonal opportunity for Portland artists to share moments, and for the audience to see a wide range of stories in one night. It’s a fun, festival atmosphere!
For our 12th festival, the theme is Circus! Think: the story of Siamese twins wanting to separate, bearded ladies fighting, a musical involving a Bird-Boy looking for his lost parents, the hospital room of an injured tight-rope walker, two bank robbers who are disguised as clowns, a young man who jumps the train to join the circus, the story of love on the circus train, the story of a small 1920s circus troupe, three clowns who attend a job training seminar, and the mysterious case of the lion tamer's missing head!
We are also pleased to provide interlude music in between the plays from the talented Kiran Moorty. He will take the audience on a journey throughout the circus, singing and playing the story to us all.
This Spring, Monkey With a Hat On invites you to come out to the Circus. We promise it'll be a show like you've never seen before!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show "BIY"
Every Saturday night since1978, the historic Clinton Street Theater has played host to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Before Gaga told us it was o.k. to be "Born This Way" we had the fishnet clad sexual liberation of Frank-n-furter teling us, "Don't Dream it, Be it."
It is in the spirit of over 30 years of this liberation that we invite you to come "Be It" Yourself.
The Rocky B.I.Y. nights turn the attention on YOU the audience.
You bring the costumes!
You bring the dance numbers!
You bring the fun!
So unpack that French Maid's dress from that box behind the kids' old toys and dust off your tap shoes. Whether you are are a virgin or a veteran you'll delight in this cinematic right of passage and cherished Portland tradition.
Doors open at 11:30pm
We're not going to explain this one - you just have to see it.