Film actor Daniel Stern,
best known to youths of my generation and our long-suffering parents as the taller of the Wet Bandits from Home Alone
, will perform tomorrow night along with Fruition String Band, Leonard Mynx and Never Strangers.
The concert benefits Portland Playhouse
, as part of that company's "No PA in NoPo" series. Stern, who moonlights as a stage director, cattle rancher and sculptor when he's not on set, is in Portland directing David Mamet's American Buffalo
for Third Rail Rep
. Brian Weaver, Portland Playhouse's artistic director and a member of the American Buffalo
cast, says he believes the concert will be Stern's first-ever public performance as a guitar player. "When he saw Fiction
he noticed the music series in the program and asked if he could play," Weaver told WW
. "He's always been a guitar player and wanted to give performing a go."
Portland Playhouse, 602 NE Prescott St., 488-5822. 7:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 9. $6. All ages.