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Thumbnail for - Review: The Pain and the Itch
Oct 24, 2011
toxic turkey
The Oregonian calls The Pain and the Itch “enough food for thought…to fill you up and send you home with days worth of leftovers.” The Portland Mercury hinges the story’s hit-or-miss potential on...
Thumbnail for - Review: Gem of the Ocean
Oct 19, 2011
rights of passage
Set in Pittsburgh, 1904, Gem of the Ocean takes on a hefty burden: the post-slavery shockwaves that racked the African American community just after the civil war. In Alabama, we’re told, angry...
Thumbnail for - Review: No Man’s Land
Oct 13, 2011
capital old chaps
English society’s preoccupation with their own accents can scarcely be overstated. And it’s no wonder, in a country where regional dialects abound and the monarchy’s pronunciation preference, aka...
Thumbnail for - TBA 2011: Mike Daisey’s Tale
Sep 18, 2011
update
As you may or may not have heard, this weekend TBA has been dominated by monologuist Mike Daisey ’s most ambitious oratory stunt yet: a 24-hour monologue opus. Culturephile checks in at 6-hour...
Thumbnail for - TBA 2011: Whispering Pines
Sep 13, 2011
for the birds
Cynthia rolls out of bed in the morning into a comical Pee-Wee’s Playhouse-style virtual environment full of bric-a-brac and birdhouses, little knowing that her life’s about to permanently...
Thumbnail for - TBA 2011: Michel Groisman
Sep 12, 2011
review
What purpose does it serve for a crowd of strangers and not-strangers to gather in a former high school classroom on a sweltering Sunday afternoon in late summer to sit in the almost-darkness and...
Thumbnail for - Review: Mamma Mia
Aug 24, 2011
theater
Last night, Broadway’s Mamma Mia showed 2900 or so people a nice time. It even earned the now seemingly standard “Portland standing O.” And of course the story’s mother-daughter dynamics reminded...
Thumbnail for - Review: Trek in the Park
Jul 25, 2011
kitsch-you!
In Woodlawn Park last Saturday afternoon, Trekkies laid down blankets, read books and discussed the use of the Moog Theremin. A woman playing a Star Trek themed version of “Uno” slapped down a...
Thumbnail for - Review: Mary Poppins
Jul 3, 2011
broadway
BROADWAY BUFFS, TAKE CHEER! Broadway’s Mary Poppins has an awful lot to offer audiences. It’s a visual stunner and a song-and-dance sensation, and Stephanie Lee does a flawless incarnation of...
Thumbnail for - Review: Dralion
Jun 16, 2011
cirque du critique
By now, it’s common knowledge that Cirque du Soleil has a lot of tricks up its sleeve—from credulity-straining contortionism to death-defying trapeze leaps. But technique alone can’t be credited...
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