The People’s Republic of Portland

March 21 — April 19, 2015
In the Ellyn Bye Studio

Previews are Mar. 21-26 | Opening night Mar. 27
By Lauren Weedman
Directed by Rose Riordan
“Exuberantly funny.” -Portland Monthly

Star of HBO’s Looking and former Daily Show correspondent Lauren Weedman is back with her sold-out hit The People’s Republic of Portland. Three years ago we invited Lauren to return to Portland following the run of her show BUST at PCS. We knew she had some unique perspectives on all things Rose City; and we had a hunch it would be really, really funny to put them on stage. And Lauren proved us right. She returns this spring for a limited run, so grab a PBR, put on your skinniest jeans and explore kombucha-estactic-dance-bicycle-obsessed Portland with Lauren all over again.

Performance Times:

Evenings: Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
View the season calendar.

Run Time: Approximately 95 minutes; no intermission.

Note: The People’s Republic of Portland is recommended for ages 14+; contains mature language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. There is no late seating or re-entry in the Ellyn Bye Studio.

Casting: View the cast and creative team bios.

Explore the playbill.

Check out our guide to Portland.

Photography by Patrick Weishampel/


Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.

This show's run time will be posted below the synopsis at left near the date of the first performance.

Production blog

Easter Egg Hunt at the Armory

Easter Egg Hunt at the Armory

26 March 2015 & Posted by Alice Hodge

April 5, 2015 | Prizes, Peeps & Crafts, Mimosa Bar | Free!


Portland, According to People’s Republic Of Portland

18 March 2015 & Posted by Alice Hodge

What does Portland look like through the lens of The People’s Republic of Portland?


How Rose Riordan Convinced Lauren Weedman to Come to Portland Again

17 March 2015 & Posted by Alice Hodge

The origin story (a 30 second conversation) of how the remount of The People’s Republic of Portland came to be as explained by Director Rose Riordan.



Art and photography for The People's Republic of Portland 2014. View on Flickr »

Resource Guide

Please see above for a link to this show's resource guide.

Reviews and Features

Judy Nedry | [Review 31 Mar 2015]

This show is laugh-out-loud, wet-your-pants funny

“90 minutes of pure craziness, amped up music, nearly impossible gyrations, and many small truths.”

“[Weedman] is on a mission that turns up nuggets, surprises, and hilarity wherever she goes.”

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Meg Currell | EDGEMediaNetwork [Review 31 Mar 2015]

energy and wit, biting satire and wry perception

“Lauren Weedman brings the wonder of Portland alive in her funny and tender tribute. ... Her skill in comedy is as great as her writing ... she does impeccable impressions, bringing people to life, and making the audience double over. I was grateful for the interludes so I could resume breathing.”

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Facebook Fans | Facebook [Review 31 Mar 2015]


“It was a riot!”

“A very personal story hilariously written and performed.”

“So fantastic! We loved the show and Lauren.”

“Amazing show!!! A must see! Laughed so hard!”

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