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Thumbnail for - Review: Angels in America
Dec 21, 2011
deep freeze
One wants to move through life with elegance and grace, blossoming infrequently but with exquisite taste, and perfect timing, like a rare bloom, a zebra orchid… Twirling hypnotically in a black...
Thumbnail for - Review: The Santaland Diaries
Dec 6, 2011
elf actualized
You’ve got to hand it to Portland Center Stage for pairing childish memoir A Christmas Story with David Sedaris’s jaded rant The Santaland Diaries . Where the former is extravagant and...
Thumbnail for - Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol
Nov 22, 2011
sleuthful indiscretion
This time last year, when A Christmas Story bumped A Christmas Carol from the PCS main stage, Culturephile ran through the relative merits of Scrooge v Ralphie. Now, Artists Repertory Theatre...
Thumbnail for - Glengarry with Gals?
Nov 10, 2011
brass belles
Here at the PM offices, mere feet from the cubicle where Culturephile is honed into relative readability, there is a chart. On the chart are large red drawings of partially-filled thermometers,...
Thumbnail for - Oklahoma! Closing Thoughts
Nov 4, 2011
theater review
It’s been just over a month since Portland Mercury’s review of Portland Center Stage’s all-black Oklahoma! sent the winds of critical discussion sweeping down the plane. Noah Dunham contended...
Thumbnail for - The Real Americans
Oct 26, 2011
from the heartland
“Why is there no federal agency to combat ignorance? Why am I a stranger in my own land?” begs Dan Hoyle during an unassuming stripped-down acoustic guitar solo during PCS ’s The Real Americans....
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: 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...
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