Events downtown

Jun 04

Tony Montanaro | A Love Story
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event website

Karen Montanaro’s one-woman, multi-media show, Tony Montanaro-A Love Story, is a comical, profound, intimate, and breathtaking account of the personal and professional relationship between Tony and Karen Montanaro.

When Tony and Karen met in 1987, Tony was a world-renowned mime artist and Karen was a professional ballet dancer. Tony was 60 years old and recently divorced. Karen was a 27-year-old virgin. Tony was ready to leave his former life, buy an Airstream, and hit the road. Karen was at a dead-end, suffering from anxiety attacks and a life-threatening malaise. Thus began a relationship that Karen credits with saving her life; imparting grand lessons in vulnerability, artistry, playfulness, and more playfulness. This is a straight-up, unadulterated story about Love.

Tony Montanaro – A Love Story is partially funded by an ARPA (Artist Rescue Plan Act) grant from the Maine Arts Commission that was generously matched by Tom Bergeron, former television host of Dancing with the Stars, America’s Funniest Home Videos, and Hollywood Squares, and arguably Tony’s most famous protégée. Director, Robert Post.

Saturday, June 4 | Doors open at 7:00

Show begins at 7:30 PM; 60-75-minutes

Tickets are available for $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and $22 for preferred seating (sliding scale available)