The Shady Lady

A Robust Blend of Privilege, Influence and White-Collar Crime

by Kara Poe Atnip and
Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend*

Preston Taylor, executive director of a Portland, Oregon-based environmental nonprofit, has two loves: yachts and women. Now his wife is running for governor and her campaign is using up most of their disposable income, so when Preston falls in love with The Shady Lady, a yacht far outside his price range, he uses the nonprofit’s money to buy it, unbeknownst to his staff. But Ronan Farrow is arriving at noon for an interview, and Preston and his staff must scramble to cover up the evidence of his embezzlement before Farrow exposes them—and they all end up in federal prison.

May 5–22, 2022
Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Single ticket sales are available later this season!


Casting Soon!


Producer – Robert-Eric West*
Associate Producer – Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend*
Technical Director – Jim Masini*
Stage Manager – John Austin*
​Set Design – Emil Zbella*

*Saint Sebastian Players Company Member

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