You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing
PORTLAND, OR ‒ January 3, 2019 A perennial audience favorite, Warren McPherson has told a dozen stories or so on the Portland Story Theater stage in the last few years, with titles such as Bucking the List, The Trivial Pursuit of Happiness, The Funk and Fatherhood, and OK, Here’s the Plan. On February 2nd he will debut his first feature-length solo show, You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing, as part of the 10th annual Fertile Ground Festival.
Fertile Ground Festival 2019
Imagine coming home from school at the age of six and having to disappoint your mother by telling her that you’re sorry but you can’t be the Pope because you’re in love with a girl and you are going to get married instead. Imagine achieving fame and success in a sport you secretly despise. Imagine graduating from a prestigious university and then spending seven years in your mom’s garage, like a hermit wandering in the desert, trying to figure out who you are and what you are supposed to do with your life. Imagine finding your own path to a success that is not what others expect of you. You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing explores what it really means to be great.
Warren McPherson is a charismatic and captivating performer whose stories are genuinely funny and achingly poignant at the same time. You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing plays one night only, on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Avenue. Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m.
“You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing” is part of the Fertile Ground Festival and Portland Story Theater will honor 50 Fertile Ground Festival passes at the performance.
You Were Supposed to Be This Great Thing
Created and told by Warren McPherson, storyteller
Directed by Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard
Saturday, February 2, 2019,
The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
TIX $15 advance, $20 day of show, $5 PDX Arts for All
Show Website: Warren McPherson Solo Show
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