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,
Growing slate of Portland comics scheduled to perform at this year's festival.
In six years, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival has boomed in size, and it's played a huge role in getting Portland on the standup map. This year, the fest is moving to May, when big-name national comedians and gobs of local comics will take over Hawthorne for four days.
Today, comics were told who's been accepted to the festival.
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.
A review of Artists Rep's production of Amy Freed's world-premiere play.
Gregor Zubrowski, the megalomaniacal architect at the center of Amy Freed’s The Monster-Builder, is as slick a villain as can be: Clad in a trim black suit, he’s got a bald pate, severe goatee and round spectacles, and he delights in razing old buildings and erecting gleaming monstrosities in their place. All confident stride and rapacious gaze, he venerates Nietzsche and unleashes a ca...
We sit on hard benches under the
fluorescent lighting of a gym in North Portland’s Peninsula Park
Community Center, clad in violet jerseys bearing a mascot that seems to
be half-unicorn, half-
If you can, find a moment during Jitney
to listen to its rhythms rather than its words, its pulse rather than
its plot. August Wilson’s plays are so often described as musical that
Eleanor O’Brien has spent a long time creating shows about sex. GGG: Dominatrix for Dummies, about her misadventures in a house of domination, was her first solo show (I reviewed it back in 2011), and she’s been honing it for a decade. In 2009, for the inaugural More
The humorist talks Catholicism, hookers, yoga and why his urologist doesn't believe he's a comedian.
Mike Birbiglia has a style of storytelling that transcends mere comedy to hit a point of lovely—if often awkward—tenderness. He’s a master of the humorous aside, and he has a way of winning over the audience, even when he’s telling stories about bumbling messily through life. Birbiglia, 35, has worked his way up the comedy-club circuit, and he’...
The tagline is irresistible: “sex without
sex.” That’s what this new drug promises, the ability to slather your
elbows or knuckles or ears with a wonder cream that temporarily remaps
A snappy comedy of linguistic and cultural confusion, David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish is
ready-made for anyone who’s ever traveled abroad and puzzled at signs
reading “Fuck the Certain Price o