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The Theater Lover's Bash

Are you ready for our exciting “FUN”draising event?

The Theater Lover’s Bash

Saturday, April 13, 2024
The Armory

Pre-show Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Performance at 7:30 p.m.
Dance party to follow!

We want to celebrate all who make the theater experience possible; whether it’s the energy audiences offer, the gift of a volunteer’s time, the talent of an actor, or the treasure of a donor. We value your contribution!

Revel in a night full of entertainment as we celebrate where theater comes from, and where it’s going! Enjoy delicious bites from local caterers, cash bar, dessert, celebratory dancing, wine wall, paddle raises and bid frenzy activities. Featuring a special one-night-only production by Literary Manager and playwright Kamilah Bush. All to support PCS!

Unable to attend? Please consider giving the gift of theater by making a tax-deductible donation today. A gift of any size helps create equitable access for all fellow theater lovers.

Don’t forget to come prepared to bid on our amazing prize packages!


Every Bash Needs a Fabulous Performance!

The best part of Theatre Lover’s Bash is this year’s life-giving, hilarious and touching original play, featuring beloved local actors, Shakespearean mayhem and catchy songs popping up in all the wrong places.

Kamilah Bush

Kamilah Bush, PCS Literary Manager

A Briefly Exhaustive History Of The Theatre and Other Nonsense (Abridged)

By Kamilah Bush

To be or not to be? That is one of the questions! Also, and possibly more importantly, how did we get here? A crew of hapless, but hopeful performers may have some of the answers. But you know what they say — all's well that ends well, as you like it, or what you will — something like that!

The ensemble cast will include Princess Kannah, Darius Pierce, Ashley Song, and Benjamin Tissell, with David Lerman on piano, and featuring a special appearance by our two Young Debaters from What the Constitution Means to MeDivine Crane and Alabaster Richard. And the delightful Dale Johannes joins us once again as our auctioneer!

Food & Drinks

Food and Drinks

Enjoy delicious appetizers from Artemis Foods Catering! We will have an assortment of tasty Mediterranean fare including vegan and gluten free options, and a light selection of desserts. 

Specialty cocktails provided by Multnomah Whiskey Library and Brown-Forman:

  • Old Fashioned
    Old Forester Signature bourbon, demerara sugar, angostura and peychaud's bitters.
  • Gin Mint Collins
    Ford's Gin, lemon, cane sugar and fresh mint.

Wine and beer provided by Argyle Winery and Deschutes Brewery are 1 drink ticket ($5) each, and cocktails are 2 drink tickets ($10) each. Drink tickets can be purchased during check-in at the event.

An array of appetizers wrapped in conical paper holders and beautifully arranged in racks for people to select them.
Dance Party

Dance Party!

The Theater Lover's Bash pre- and post-show music

Stay after the show and dance with us! Pre- and post-show beats by LuvJonez and Bryson Wallace.

Bryson Wallace is a vinyl DJ and Artist originally from Bakersfield, California providing eclectic sounds of jazz and soul to the PNW for just over 2 years with a focus on exploration and music education. You can follow him @Brysonwallace or Jazz Radio Host @kmhd_jazz_radio.

Luvjonez is a Puerto Rican, instrumental hip hop music producer, DJ, event producer and founder of A Beat Happening, an all ages, free, BIPOC and LGBTQIA-centered, inclusive, monthly music producer and DJ showcase based in Portland, OR.


Parking Info

We recommend parking in the Whole Foods parking facility nearby. Set your GPS to 122 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.

Questions? Please contact Antonio Giulietti at for more information.


Theater Lover’s Bash is presented by Chrys Martin and Jack Pessia

Funding for tickets is provided by:
Allison Couch and Tom Soals

Additional support is provided by:

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