Theater Review: Schizo (Katie Watkins)

Her brother’s diagnosis was a taboo topic. Now it’s center stage.

Theater On an otherwise sparse stage in a large, empty room, Katie Watkins sits on the ground, surrounded by a semicircle of more than two dozen lamps. The lights flicker on and off as the distant roar of a h ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Netflix, Live?

Third Rail Repertory Theatre is launching a new membership model.

Theater After nearly a decade spent hopping around Portland’s theaters to stage its famously varied programming, Third Rail Repertory Theatre has finally settled down. With a new, permanent residence at Ima ... More

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

Twelfth Night (Portland Shakespeare Project)

Three hours of Shakespeare is no picnic, but Nause keeps it cool.

Theater So far this summer, Portland theater has given us Richard III in a park, The Merry Wives of Windsor in a park and Macbeth in a cemetery. Post5 Theatre mixed things up by staging Much Ado About Nothi ... More

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Wicked (Broadway in Portland)

In a tired show, look to the front row.

Theater Arguably, the best thing that happened on opening night of the touring Broadway production of Wicked wasn’t onstage, but in front of the first row, stage right. That’s where two ... More

Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Portland Used to Be Dirtier

Hand2mouth’s Time, A Fair Hustler imagines Mike and Scott’s lives after My Own Private Idaho.

Theater In Gus Van Sant’s iconic 1991 Portland film My Own Private Idaho, tribes of homeless kids camped out in boarded-up downtown buildings, and Chinatown’s sidewalks gleamed with broken glass. Now, 25 ... More

Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am by ALLIE DONAHUE

Time, A Fair Hustler

Hand2Mouth’s reimagining is a rare cine-stage wonder.

Theater You’d be forgiven for gagging at the mention of “Van Sant” given Portland’s recent binge on the director’s work. The Essential Gus Van Sant series ran at the Northwest Film Center from ... More

Aug 5, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Much Ado About Nothing (Post5)

Tired Shakespeare, turned inside out.

Theater Love him or hate him, Shakespeare had one damn good formula for a hit.  The same premise and plot barrel through practically all his comedies: Factions clash, mistaken identiti ... More

Jul 22, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway Rose): Theater Review

Sexual slavery is something to sing about at Broadway Rose.

Theater As the title suggests, Millie Dillmount is a modern woman. She left her little hometown of Salina, Kan., for life in the big city, determined to find a job—as long as that job has a wealthy, single ... More

Jul 8, 2015 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway Rose): Theater Review

Sexual slavery is something to sing about at Broadway Rose.

Theater As the title suggests, Millie Dillmount is a modern woman. She left her little hometown of Salina, Kan., for life in the big city, determined to find a job—as long as that job has a wealthy, single ... More

Jul 8, 2015 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

Summerfest (Coho Productions): Theater Review

Sweet relief from theater’s dog days of drought.

Theater Your lawn isn’t the only thing this heat wave is drying up. During the summer, theater across the nation slows to a meager drizzle, and the occasional Shakespeare galas in the parks ... More

Jul 8, 2015 12:01 am by ALLIE DONAHUE

Macbeth (Portland Actors Ensemble): Theater Review

Don’t risk your lily-whites for this Scottish play.

Theater Portland’s outdoor theater has shriveled in the sun. It’s a good thing you can strip and cycle with thousands of naked Portlanders, or gorge on Potato Champion’s poutine while ... More

Jun 24, 2015 12:01 am by ALLIE DONAHUE

J.A.W.Z. The Musical—in 3D (The Saloon Ensemble): Theater Review

A shark satire that’s more shallow than sharp.

Theater Comedy sketches, much like sharks, endure as evolutionary marvels of brutal efficiency. They’re borne forward on sheer momentum, form-bound to a brutal functionality and devoid of shame. As audience ... More

Jul 1, 2015 12:01 am by JAY HORTON
 

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