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Theater! Theatre! to Close, Orphaning Its Companies

As Profile, Theatre Vertigo, and Fuse lose their home, we mourn the loss of the scrappy theater center.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 02/08/2013
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Review: Venus in Fur

Portland Center Stage's taut, psychological new production leaves viewers puzzling over questions of power, gender, and sex.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 02/05/2013
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Review: Fuse Ensemble's Sonnetscape

The Fertile Ground premiere's journey through all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets is passionate, if disorienting. Thru Feb. 3.

  • By Genevieve Hudson
  • Published 02/01/2013
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Fertile Ground Fest Field Guide

Our updated reviews and picks for the final weekend of the new-works smorgasbord. Thru Feb. 3.

  • By Aaron Scott, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Genevieve Hudson
  • Published 01/30/2013
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Q&A: Tosca's Tosca

The soprano playing the title role in Portland Opera's new production talks Puccini and Pok Pok.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 01/29/2013
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Fertile Ground Review: International Falls

CoHo Productions' world-premiere play explores comedy, tragedy, and all that lies between.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 01/29/2013
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Playwright Susan Mach's Double Header

The local playwright breaks through with two world premieres at once.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 12/17/2012
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Review: Bag&Baggage’s The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of a Christmas Carol

A zany, over-the-top drag romp through the tired old holiday tale. Thru Dec 23

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 12/12/2012
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Q&A: Artists Rep's New Artistic Director

Dámaso Rodriguez talks about his plans for the company, his stupid good luck, and how the PDX theater scene deserves national attention.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 12/11/2012
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Artists Rep Picks New Artistic Director

Dámaso Rodriguez, an award-winning director from Los Angeles, will replace longtime AD Allen Nause next month.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 12/06/2012
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Review: PCS's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Portland Center Stage puts Disney ears on Shakespeare's famous comedy. Thru December 23.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/20/2012
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Review: Portland Playhouse's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Extended thru November 25. The ferociously witty emo rock musical about the seventh president swings with the unbridled energy of a Western carnival ride operated by Monty Python.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/10/2012
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Arts News

Victory Gallery Closes; Imago Theatre Moves in New Direction

The wonderful internationally focused gallery closes its doors, and the whimsical theatrical masters hang up their masks.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/07/2012
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Preview: The Richard Foreman Festival

For its 10th and final year, the mini-festival embarks on 10 days of avant-garde tomfoolery. Runs Nov. 8–17.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/07/2012
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Review: Defunkt Theatre's The Homecoming

Defunkt plays up the humor of Pinter's dark masterpiece, but overplays the drama. Thru Nov. 17.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/31/2012
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Halloweekend Roundup

13 spooky shows and dance parties that will have you shaking.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 10/25/2012
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Review: Portland Center Stage's Body of an American

With a masterly script and commanding performances, Portland Center Stage's latest, world-premiere production brilliantly casts a light into humanity's shadowy psychic spaces.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 10/15/2012
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Review: Third Rail's That Hopey Changey Thing

Third Rail Repertory sets us a place at the Apple family table in this astute, humorous, but not always hardy telling of the political drama. Plays thru October 28.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/07/2012
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Review: Little Shop of Horrors

Broadway Rose's production of the musical hits all the right notes: gallows-humorous, deliciously campy, and plenty of late-'50s R&B tunes.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 09/28/2012
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Review: PCS's Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Portland Center Stage's production of Sondheim's macabre masterpiece is a delicious feast both grisly and divine. Playing through Oct 21.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/25/2012
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