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Miriam/The Quiet Volume

Previews for week one of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival.

Nora Chipaumire is a force of nature. The Zimbabwe-born, New York City-based choreographer has a style both visceral and regal, evoking a powerful and charismatic bird of prey. Chipaumire’s crea   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Life Coach/The People—Portland

More previews for the first week of TBA.

 Andrew Dickson wants to help. In his piece Life Coach, the performance artist and Wieden Kennedy...   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Weird Willie Style

The many adaptable faces of Shakespeare.

Macbeth is better with beer. When Jonathan Owicki staged the well-worn Shakespearean tragedy in March, he decided to add a drinking game, which he says helped the audience—and actors—gain a    More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Trek in the Park (Atomic Arts)

Set phasers to “mildly entertaining.”

The audience at Cathedral Park looked so normal. They licked Popsicles, fanned themselves with their programs and drank bottles of craft brew. There were kids. And dogs! There were surely other    More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Q&A: Scott Aukerman

The host of IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! wants to know: What’s in Ben Stiller’s wallet?

In the world of comedy podcasting, Scott Aukerman is David Letterman to Marc Maron’s Charlie Rose. Where the latter’s much-praised WTF deconstructs the craft of comedy through sometimes painfu   More
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Jersey Boys (Fred Meyer Broadway Across America)

We’ve got a situation... a nostalgic situation.

Highlighted by the legendary Elmo-on-helium vocal range of frontman Frankie Valli, the Four Seasons became one of the most popular music groups of all time, selling 175 million records worldwide   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

The Match.com Monologues (CoHo Productions)

Looking for computer love.

Forgive me if this review is overly critical. I was pissed when I saw this show because my date flaked. Apparently, 10:30 pm is too late for a show when you have work in the morning. That left m   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 AARON SPENCER

Kabuki Titus (Bag&Baggage)

Turning Shakespeare Japanese.

In Japanese Kabuki theater, tricks of costuming and staging assist actors as they undergo swift transformations or make sudden revelations. It’s a theme applied to bold effect in Bag&Bagga   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Odd Couple (Clackamas Repertory Theatre)

What a sweet old couple!

Here’s something of a confession (and perhaps a disclaimer): I’ve never seen the movie version of The Odd Couple. I’m familiar with the plot, of course, and I’ve watched maybe half an epis   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

November (Jane, A Theater Company)

A very Mamet Thanksgiving.

Abraham Lincoln was the first president to spare a turkey’s life at Thanksgiving. Not everyone followed suit. In 1947, Harry Truman was gifted a turkey by the National Turkey Federation, which   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

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