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THEATER REVIEW

The Liar at Artists Rep Bullies His Way Into Our Good Graces

The truth is our head is still spinning from Artists Rep's take on David Ives. Was there a message in the madcap madness? We're not sure—but the costumes are great!

  • 06/04/2015
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SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's New Groove

With a new mash-up of Belinda Carlisle and Elizabethan drama, the festival struts into the spotlight of American theater.

  • 05/26/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

What If The Simpsons Became Our Post-Apocalyptic Mythology?

Portland Playhouse takes on stories and The Simpsons in a daring, "post-electric" drama.

  • 05/21/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

'The Lion' Roars Onto Portland Center Stage

Ben Scheuer plucks at the heartstrings in his Portland Center Stage one-man musical.

  • 05/12/2015
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THEATER

Grimm Stars Get Ready to Take Over Portland Theater

Captain Renard and Monroe mix it up for Portland audiences when they bring Three Days of Rain to Portland Center Stage this month. Even if it does mean they're stuck in Stumptown for their Grimm vacation...

  • 05/12/2015
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THEATER

What if Howard Zinn Wrote a Vegas Casino Show?

It might play like Milagro Theatre's American Night.

  • 05/05/2015
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THEATER

Six Reasons We’d Crown Billie Jean King

Including a message for Portland from the one-time tennis champ

  • 04/30/2015
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CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Anthony Bourdain is Portland-Bound!

Plus Cheryl Strayed, Arts Tax winners, Portland Center Stage, and Boom Arts

  • 04/16/2015
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Editor's Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 16–19

It's Obama! (Ok, Tommy Davidson.) And! Nacho Duato, David Hockney, Prokofiev, and some very naughty puppets.

  • 04/16/2015
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THEATER

Cyrano on Stage: What Nose Around Comes Around

Oregon-born playwright Aaron Posner brings his adaptation of Cyrano to Portland, with poetry, passion and panache.

  • 04/14/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

Review: Memory and Money in Artist’s Rep’s The Price

Two brothers reunite to divest themselves of their dead father’s furniture, but struggle to do the same with their memories (and Artist’s Rep keeps Arthur Miller relevant).

  • 04/09/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

Portland Playhouse's The Other Place Offers Heady Drama

Portland Playhouse hits—and rather uncomfortably close to home—with Sharr White’s close study of a disintegrating mind.

  • 03/24/2015
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IRISH ARTS

Irish Artists Talk Poetry, PDX, and American Audiences

For St Patrick's day, two Irish artists now based here—one a poet, the other a theatre producer—tell us about the cultural connections between Oregon and Ireland.

  • 03/17/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

Artists Rep's 'The Invisible Hand' Packs a Punch

Money and morals make for uneasy bedfellows, as the Artists Repertory makes clear in its Portland premier of Ayad Akhtar’s The Invisible Hand.

  • 03/16/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

With Timmy Failure, the Oregon Children's Theatre Outsmarts Itself

A bestselling children’s book gets a world premiere stage adaptation from the Oregon Children’s Theatre. We like it—and that's maybe a problem.

  • 03/09/2015
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PORTLAND ARTS 101

The Portland Playbook: How to Create Theater Magic in 12 Steps

A clever plan to collaborative creative success, from the team behind Oregon Children’s Theatre's Timmy Failure

  • 02/24/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

Review: Artists Rep's Tribes

For a hearing audience, Nina Raine's play offers pitch-perfect acting and a fascinating challenge. For the Deaf community, a well-meaning gesture?

  • 02/16/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

Review: Triangle's Dr. Ruth Gets Some, But Not Much

Despite Wendy Westerwelle’s star turn as the famously frank TV host, this one-woman show proves that even sex needs a good script.

  • 02/09/2015
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THEATER

How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (On a Stage)

Back from a five-year Portland absence, the innovative company Sojourn turns theater into a social-science laboratory.

  • 02/02/2015
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REVIEW

Theater Review: PETE's 'Enter THE NIGHT'

An avante-garde script steeped in gender politics and racial minstrelsy; playwright María Irene Fornes's 1993 work may not stand the test of time, but it does offer PETE ways to shine.

  • 01/29/2015
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