Today at The Clinton: Saturday, May 28

7:00pm Teen Witch

YARN 5: UNDERSTANDING--A Benefit for the Mayor of Clinton Street


YARN is a bi-monthly (every other month for those still arguing over the prefix), live storytelling show produced by local storyteller, Lesley Harper. Every show has a unique theme and features 6 storytellers who come from all kinds of backgrounds and do all kinds of things. We include a "musical intermission" in the middle of every show. This is a local band or musician with a 30-minute set for you to enjoy as you check in with friends, grab some refreshments and stretch your legs.

The goal of YARN is to offer an opportunity for people with varied backgrounds and interests to get onstage and connect with an audience by sharing true stories about themselves. It offers the audience an opportunity to hear wonderful stories which will fully entertain but what's more, offer a new perspective and insight into our own experiences.

YARN is hosted by Lesley Harper, Reuben Nisenfeld and Lani Jo Leigh of The Clinton St. Theater.

YARN 5: UNDERSTANDING--A Benefit for the Mayor of Clinton Street



Please join us for the 5th installment of YARN: Stories at The Clinton St Theater. We are thrilled to bring you 5 incredible and gifted storytellers who are looking forward to getting up on stage and sharing true and personal stories of understanding JUST FOR YOU, our beloved audience.

Storytellers for this show include storyteller and producer Lesley Harper, Award-winning author and therapist Kerry Cohen, and Portland comedian and truth-teller extraordinaire, Tim Ledwith. Portland's own original, wonderfully fun and talented Los Dos will be performing as YARN's houseband for thier 4th show with us.

**PROCEEDS GO TO BENEFIT CLINTON STREET'S BELOVED MAYOR, MIKE HUGHES. As many of you know, Mike has had some debilitating health problems and this is an opportunity for community to come together to help out one of our own. And you get to see a great show while doing it!

Emceed by Lesley Harper and Reuben Nisenfeld

Hosted by Lani Jo Leigh and The Clinton St Theater

reuben Nisenfeld
Reuben Nisenfeld

Reuben Nisenfeld is a life-long Portlander. He's a writer/performer and has produced and emceed a wide range of events from poetry slams to variety shows. He has been a member of several comedy-like organizations, written one-person shows, taught theater to children and is a writer of poetry and fiction. He's thrilled to be working with such wonderful, creative people at this 5th installment of the YARN storytelling series.

Lesley Harper

Lesley Harper is a storyteller who has been a competitor in The Moth's Portland GrandSlam (tied for 2nd!) and featured in Back Fence PDX's Russian Roulette series, Tad's Talks, Blumesday, "It's not me, it's you: Stories from the dark side of dating", a benefit for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, and Unchaste Readers Series among others. She is the Director of Development for Full Resolve Consulting ( and Senior Producer of the storytelling show, YARN. She lives with her husband-type, daughter, 3 crabby old cats and a sassy chihuahua in Portland, OR.

los dos

Greg Stark - Guitar and vocals
Ken Ritz - Accordion, Sax, and vocals
Patti Jo Hansen - Uke and vocals
Jim Mooney - Suitcase Drums and vocals
Don Grant - Guitar and vocals
Mike Layton - Mandolin
Steve Morelli - String Bass, Mandolin and Vocals

They offer original music to relieve the the stress we all fall victim to from living in the 21st century. Their goal is to have as good a time as possible on stage, and to make sure you are having as much fun as they are.

Special Admission

$9 in advance, $12 at the door. PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS HERE.