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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: 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: ©ardiff
Sep 10, 2011
more than bargained for
From the get-go, David Eckard’s demeanor was more “Okey dokey” than “Step right up!” He’d gotten a late start setting up his mobile podium, so all eyes were already following his every move as he...
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: Reasons To Be Pretty
May 30, 2011
theater
Dying City, Jack Goes Boating, The Scene —and now, Coho Theater’s Reasons To Be Pretty. I don’t know whether to chalk it up to my own selection bias or a burgeoning trend, but this theater season...
Thumbnail for - Review: Cherry Orchard
May 17, 2011
theater
For some, an adaptation of a play, especially one that is an established classic, is foolhardy; any re-write or re-direction simply diminishes a great work. For instance, if Romeo and Juliet...
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May 14, 2011
dance
On Tuesday, White Bird Dance will present Barak Marshall’s MONGER, a dynamic physical-theater piece that depicts a group of servants scrapping and scuttling to please their abusive mistress....
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