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Thumbnail for - Review: Shaking the Tree's Far Away by Caryl Churchill
Sep 4, 2012
if a war falls on the forest..
A biting political dystopia imagines a world where everything is at war, and 'us' versus 'them' has taken on absurd new heights.
Thumbnail for - Our picks for the JAW Playwrights Festival
Jul 26, 2012
theater fest, just add water
Every summer, as Shakespeare companies, classical festivals, and live Trek reenactments fill Portland’s parks and squares with performance, and audiences go for picnic blankets instead of...
Thumbnail for - In the Heights
Jul 24, 2012
In Town/On Stage
In the Heights is the latest Broadway tour to take roost at the Keller Auditorium, where it plays through Sunday. I was very lucky to catch last night’s boisterous performance with a bona fide...
Thumbnail for - Review: ‘It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues’
May 29, 2012
far reach of the blues
Portlanders like to pride ourselves on our depression. It really gets us sometime in late January, when it’s been raining for three months straight, we’ve run out of Downton Abbey and Game of...
Thumbnail for - Review: Portland Center Stage’s Anna Karenina
Apr 19, 2012
aristocratic woman on the verge
Just as every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, to quote the opening sentence of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, every theatrical adaptation is unhappy in its own way, too. Not to say that...
Thumbnail for - Review: Shakespeare’s R&J
Mar 10, 2012
Shakespeare through new eyes
I’m not a big fan of Romeo and Juliet. Like most, I read it in high school and have seen more traditional productions and adaptations than I care to remember: Romeo and Juliet: The Musical; Romeo...
Thumbnail for - Review: Red
Mar 8, 2012
painting the town...
We’re reaching the vibrant red peak of what the mayor may as well declare Mark Rothko Appreciation Month. Portland Art Museum’s 45-piece retrospective of the revolutionary abstract expressionist...
Thumbnail for - Review: Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline
Feb 27, 2012
striking the proper chord
For our preview of Chris Coleman’s production from our January issue, click here. Chris Colemon’s Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline succeeds in making a rather difficult play not merely accessible,...
Thumbnail for - Review: Famished
Jan 23, 2012
food fight
When you walk into Portland Playhouse’s world premiere play Famished, you are given a card asking, “What are you really hungry for?” Tacos, sex, maybe a Pine State biscuit? Playwright Eugenia...
Thumbnail for - Review: The North Plan
Jan 23, 2012
red-alert state
In an all-too-plausible dystopian future, the US government has gone into “red alert.” As Facebook, Twitter, and online bank accounts flicker and founder, high-ranking government agents use the...
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