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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...
Thumbnail for - Review: (I Am Still) the Duchess of Malfi
Jan 14, 2012
If Quentin Tarantino remade the classic Jacobean tragedy...
Artists Repertory Theatre’s contemporary re-imagining of the Jacobean revenge tragedy The Duchess of Malfi, re-titled (I Am Still) The Duchess of Malfi, begins with the portly Cardinal (Todd Van...
Thumbnail for - Fertile Ground One-Liners
Jan 12, 2012
oh, snap.
In New York you can’t make a living with misery. You have to resort to obscenity instead.A Live Dress by Martha Jane Kaufman You come here every night, sing your heart out, get ‘em all worked up...
Thumbnail for - Review: West Side Story
Jan 5, 2012
play it cool
We all know the story: Maria and Tony love each other, the Sharks and the Jets hate each other, and it all culminates (like the Shakespearean tragedy it reprises) in a handful of regrettable...
Thumbnail for - 6 Magical Children’s Plays
Dec 22, 2011
YOUNG AT ART
Mess around as we may with charity galas and Secret Santas, the holiday season tends to be a time for family and a chance to bring some magic into children’s lives. But what do you do with loved...
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