Could your life use an extra dose of weirdness? Come to the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, for the Willamette Radio Workshop‘s staged presentation of the locally bestselling book, “City of Weird,” a collection of 30 original stories set in Portland. Live voice actors and Foley sound effect artists will reinterpret some of the book’s 30 original stories, tales that “blend imagination, literary writing, and pop culture into a cohesive weirdness that honors the city’s personality, its bookstores and bridges and solo volcano, as well as the tradition of sci-fi pulp magazines,” according to the Powell’s Books review. Garnished with digital SFX, music, and visual backdrops, it promises to be a strangely memorable evening.
There will be one performance only at the Kiggins. Admission is $5 for adults or $3 for children under 12 years old. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so that you can purchase concessions—including wine or beer—and to make yourself comfortable in the beautifully restored 1930s-era theater with comfy leather seats and plenty of drink-holders.
This show is in partnership with WSU’s Creative Media & Digital Culture Program. “Reimagined Radio” is a project of Radio Nouspace and is focused on the re-creation of legendary radio dramas in front of live audiences. To learn more about this particular production, check out Scott Hewitt’s excellent article in The Columbian.