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Lear (Bag & Baggage)

Shakespeare goes steampunk.


Performance
“We do things differently in the suburbs.” So said Scott Palmer, artistic director of Hillsboro’s Bag & Baggage Productions, in a pre-show introduction to Lear, a stripped-down, corseted   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

Independent Women (Social Sciences)

Girl, I didn’t know you could get down like that.


Performance
My all-time favorite Onion story is one from 2012 headlined “Female Friends Spend Raucous Night Validating the Living Shit Out of Each Other.” I thought back to that article during Independent   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Spring Fevers

On a busy weekend of theater openings, illness strikes the stage.


Performance
Normally, spring fever—the condition that turns us into restless little bunnies, with the sexual appetite to match—has nothing to do with actual disease. But that’s not a rule it seems Por   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 WW Staff

In August Company

15 teenagers take on August Wilson.


Performance
Ryan Townsley comes onto the stage swinging. The gangly 17-year-old, a junior at Clackamas High School, stomps his feet, winds up an imaginary baseball bat and sways side to side as if readying fo   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Gidion’s Knot

Tangled up.


Performance
The setting is the epitome of pedagogical order. Posters of Hindu deities line the walls, a giant bottle of hand sanitizer sits sentry on the teacher’s desk, buckets of markers top the tables.   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

A Night in November (Corrib Theatre)

Stand up for the boys in green.


Performance
Irish playwright Marie Jones frames A Night in November with two soccer matches. The first is in Belfast in 1993, a World Cup qualifier between the two Irelands—the Republic and its northern,    More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom

Boom and blossom.


Performance
From the beginning, Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom is a romance, a politically driven tale and a riveting comedy. Take the play’s prologue: The narrator, a vivacious author of gay Marxist porn na   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 LAUREN TERRY

Flash Ah-AHHH!

Gordon’s alive?!


Performance
A rollicking schlock-operetta, StageWorks Ink’s Flash Ah-AHHH! pays faithful tribute to 1980 camp classic Flash Gordon—and takes it a step further by shoehorning a dozen Queen classics into the    More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 JAY HORTON

A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff (Alicia Jo Rabins)

Praying for a Ponzi schemer.


Performance
In Judaism, the Kaddish is most often recited as a prayer for the dead. But occasionally, in cases of extreme wrongdoing, it’s used to mark a Jew’s excommunication from the faith. That’s    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Lucia di Lammermoor

Out for blood.


Performance
Not many 19th-century Italian operas feature a chorus of men pointing rifles at the audience in the first five minutes. But Donizetti’s enduring masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor pulls few punch   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 NATHAN CARSON
 

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