ORDER YOUR TICKETS ONLINE TODAY
General $15 Advance or
4-NIGHT Passes $50.
General $20 at the Door (Space Permitting)
website | facebook | Vagabond Opera |
To Catch A Thief
There’s no easy way of saying this. Before Eric Stern stole hearts and minds with his dulcet accordion playing and tenor voice he stole groceries.
And a vacuum cleaner. And a record-player. And a power drill. And some other stuff. After years of concealing these facts Stern finally comes clean with
all his techniques and the sophomoric justifications he used to further his pickpocketing forays. What made him stop, what did he tell the judge, and what
keeps him from doing it again, besides the baloney sandwiches they serve in jail?
Created and Performed by Eric Stern, To Catch A Thief is part of Portland Story Theater's Solo Festival, Singlehandedly!
See Eric on Friday, April 26, telling his feature-length story along with New Voice
Annie Rosen, who will also be performing that evening.
Storytelling is Stern's way into composing. He is the Northwest’s own premiere operatic tenor, accordionist, pianist, composer and consummate showman, an unparalleled devo
with incendiary stage presence and devilish virtuosity. Trained in Europe Eric Stern has performed there and in the U.S. and Canada garnering critical
acclaim for his musicianship and his stunningly imaginative songwriting.
Eric Stern is a featured teller and emcee for Portland Story Theater’s Valentine’s Day show, Kiss & Tell, over at The Alberta Rose Theater.
He delivered an outstanding performance in last season's Singlehandedly. But
besides being a great storyteller, Eric Stern has appeared with the Decemberists, Devotchka, Pink Martini, Balkan Beat Box, and many more artists.
In Portland Oregon he leads Vagabond Opera, an original cabaret ensemble he founded in 2002. Stern has appeared on NPR and all over the world
from Portland to Paris to Poland.