Home / Events / Comedy and Variety / Bath Night

Bath Night

KATHERINE MARRONE
8 pm Thursdays-Saturdays through Aug. 30, Friday August 08 | $17-$20
Shaking the Tree Studio
1407 SE Stark St.
 
Enter the world of Bath Night and you’ll find a Miss America stage mom, a '90s pop Pandora station that keeps interrupting a torture session and a poker-illiterate James Bond. This 90-minute sketch comedy show, written and directed by Sean McGrath (whom you might remember from the recent stage adaptation of Weekend at Bernie’s), is a side-splitting, jaunty ride. One minute, we get a surprisingly amusing mash-up of Milk and The Dark Knight Rises. In the next, an airplane pilot regales with his confusion over his sexual identity via loudspeaker. Sometimes, things crash: In one sketch, a sloth’s ear-splitting scream proves more painful than amusing. In another, a referee’s off-the-wall penalty calls (“illegal cushion for the pushin’!”) miss the mark. Nonetheless, most of the sketches get you laughing, and the performers are superb: When Brooke Totman, a former cast member of MADtv, plays a middle-aged woman hosting a “Christmas party/wake,” she matches Kristen Wiig in both inflection and charisma. Andrew Harris’ portrayal of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the infamous James Bond villain, is equally on point. And in what might be the funniest vignette of the bunch, Lori Ferraro strips off layer after layer of spandex in front of an anxious date, resulting in chuckles that, at least on a recent evening, lasted well past the end of the sketch.

Where: Shaking the Tree Studio
Phone: 235-0635
Address: 1407 SE Stark St.
Website: http://bathnight.brownpapertickets.com

 
 
Other events in Comedy and Variety

Bennet Norrbo: Nice & Naughty

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Beloved Portland artist Bennet Norrbo died last year at 83. A year later, his friend and artistic executor, gallerist Marilyn Murdoch, is mounting an affectionate retrospective of his work, spanning m ...
Murdoch Collections 2219 NW Raleigh St. Portland Web | Map

Exiles

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Artists Rep artistic director Dámaso Rodriguez has known Cuban-born actor and playwright Carlos Lacámara for years. The two are even working on a musical, set in Cuba after the collapse of the So ...

7:30 pm Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through Oct. 26 | $25-$55
Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St. Web | Map

DMTV with DJ Danimal

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Eagle Portland 835 N Lombard St Portland Web | Map
Also At Shaking the Tree Studio
There's no more events in Shaking the Tree Studio
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close