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Macbeth


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Shakespeare’s darkest trip of butchery and regret gets haphazard treatment in this Northwest Classical Theatre Company production, which successfully plays up the spookiness of Macbeth but fal   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 LAUREN TERRY

Private Lives (Bag & Baggage Productions)

Throwing pillows, maybe chopping off heads.


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For those who missed out on spring vacation, Private Lives is a delightful escape. The comedy of manners, written in 1930 by the legendary Noël Coward, is an absurd tale told through the peephole   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 LAUREN TERRY

The Pirates of Penzance

Batten down the hatches.


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You can’t blame Bill Rauch for wanting to spice up The Pirates of Penzance. The 1879 Gilbert & Sullivan operetta is a frothy affair with plenty of rascally swashbucklers and dewy-cheeked mai   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Don’t Tell This Joke

On the eve of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, here are hacky lines that should be banned.


Performance
Have you heard the one about the beards? In the seven years since it was established, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival has swelled into one of Portland’s best annual events. It’s a boozy four-d   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Bridgetown Picks From The Funniest 5

Last November, WW polled the local comedy community to determine this city’s top five comedians. Here are their weekend recommendations.


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Amy Miller: See Jesse Elias! Not that Jesse needs my help to convince people he’s a genius, but I think Jesse’s a genius. We started around the same time in San Francisco, and he was one of    More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Learn to Be Latina (Milagro Theatre)

Is being the wrong kind of brown keeping you down?


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Learn to Be Latina has a little something for everyone. A Missy Elliott dance routine featuring a backflip that transitions into twerking. A muff-eating puppet. AIDS jokes. The Macarena. A tende   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Beyond the Badger

Youtube legend Randall made a career for himself post-Honey Badger fame. Now he plays guidance counselor for other memes.


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In early 2011, a mysterious man, identifying himself only as “Randall,” posted a video to YouTube. A dubbed-over National Geographic segment on honey badgers, The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger fea   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 LAURA HANSON

pool (no water) (Theatre Vertigo)

No lifeguard on duty.


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Say a man dies of AIDS. Now say a friend collects his blood and bandages and condoms and catheters and makes them into art. Has this artist crossed the line between creation and exploitation? At   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Bard of Lithia

A trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival revitalizes an exhausted theater critic.


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“Uh-oh! We have a critic!” It’s Friday afternoon at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and I have just been outed. Sitting in the sixth row of the Angus Bowmer Theatre, I feel 600 sets of    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Sidekicks

Holding out for a hero.


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Like the Justice League meets The Office, Sidekicks imagines the everyday drudgery of being a superhero—and the particular travails of playing second fiddle to the big shots. Set in a land calle   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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