Dramatic proposal No. 2: “ERIK PAULSON made a surprise proposal to his girlfriend, MALYSA BAXTER after Saturday night’s (June 22) Portland Center Stage performance of ‘Somewhere in Time,’” JAYCEE BRAXTON told the Ear. The couple are 2010 graduates of Astoria High School, and attend the University of Portland.

Just after the curtain call, the audience was asked to remain seated for a “special announcement.” The microphone was handed to Erik, who popped up and started his moving proposal speech to Malysa, who was in the front row. Yes, he actually got down on bended knee to present the ring. The couple are pictured just as she accepted, to the cheers and applause of the audience.

Both KGW and the Portland Center Stage posted a video of the romantic event. You can see it here: http://tinyurl.com/ring4malysa

“It would be nice to get this brave fellow some local kudos!” Jaycee added. Indeed.

— Elleda Wilson

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