Static (Third Rail Repertory)

Sound and sign language harmonize in Third Rail’s new dramedy.

Theater Scottish playwright Dan Rebellato’s Static pits the power of rock against the sound of silence. The production’s first ambitious undertaking is being bilingual in English and American Sign L ... More

May 13, 2015 12:01 am by NATHAN CARSON

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Portland Playhouse)

What if only The Simpsons survived?

Theater The Simpsons is a cultural institution. Gen-Xers grew up with it. Many millennials have never known a world without it. Even a few baby boomers embraced its irreverent, referential humor. But ... More

May 20, 2015 12:01 am by JOHN LOCANTHI

The Price

Happy birthday, Arthur.

Theater Thinking about Arthur Miller, the first phrase that jumps to mind is: “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” Certainly it’s a common motif in his writing, but more to the point, the ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by CONOR EIFLER

4000 Miles (Artists Repertory Theatre)

Amy Herzog’s play hits a few bumps along the way.

Theater Realism can be rough. When a play has a simple set and minimalist dialogue, it takes well-tuned performances to create a sublime show. Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, a finalist for the 2013 Pulitz ... More

May 6, 2015 12:01 am by CONOR EIFLER

Columbinus (Oregon Children’s Theatre)

The Children’s Theatre goes dark.

Theater When two teens in black trench coats marched through the halls of Columbine High School, most of the cast of Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Columbinus were just 2 years old. Now the age that ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

Post-Milepost5

Post5 is switching things up in Sellwood.

Theater Post5 Theatre Company is on the move. It started in 2011 with a summer program of Shakespeare plays in the courtyard of Milepost5, a Montavilla artists collective. Every show was free, and the ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

The School For Lies: Theater Review

Theater The Shoebox Theater is almost too intimate—audiences at the aptly named space have to parade across stage to exit. It’s a fitting squeeze for Theatre Vertigo’s The School for Lies, where t ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by RIHANNA WEISS

A Comedy of Errors (Six on Shakespeare)

Gender-swapping as social experiment.

Theater “Do you know me, sir? Am I Dromio? Am I your man? Am I myself?” Shakespeare’s fool in A Comedy of Errors questions identity in what could go down a rabbit hole of existential philosophizing. ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

A Comedy of Errors (Six on Shakespeare)

Gender-swapping as social experiment.

Theater “Do you know me, sir? Am I Dromio? Am I your man? Am I myself?” Shakespeare’s fool in A Comedy of Errors questions identity in what could go down a rabbit hole of existential philosophizing. ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by KATHRYN PEIFER

Slammer Stage

Hand2Mouth Theatre brings Pep Talk to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

Theater After the scripted lines are spoken, Hand2Mouth’s Pep Talk turns into a public forum. The show’s actresses play macho coaches, re-enacting speeches from the likes of Al Davis, the late Oakla ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by ENID SPITZ

The People’s Republic of Portland (Portland Center Stage)

Lauren Weedman exploits Rose City quirks.

Theater Lauren Weedman has made a small industry out of gently mocking cities she barely knows, sponsored by residents of the cities themselves. Since the debut of The People’s Republic of Portland— ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by HALEY MARTIN

Belleville (Third Rail)

Expat lovebirds unravel in Amy Herzog’s relationship psycho-drama.

Theater Amy Herzog’s Belleville isn’t the kind of thriller with Psycho strings or undead dance moves. It’s the haunting kind that meticulously picks at peripheral, casual details until an entire m ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD
 

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