Intimate Apparel

Par for the corset.


Theater
If Intimate Apparel were underwear, it would be a pair of pale pink panties, maybe with a modest ruffle or two. This 2003 drama by Lynn Nottage, which opens Artists Rep’s season, is a sensit   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Playboy of the Western World (Artists Rep)

Dense as a furzy ditch, but the craic is mighty.


Theater
“There’s a great gap between a gallous story and a dirty deed.” So says the sharp-tongued Pegeen Mike in J.M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World. There’s also a great gap between Syn   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

Just Opened: The Monster-Builder

A review of Artists Rep's production of Amy Freed's world-premiere play.

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Arts & Books
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 cackle not ...   More
 
Monday, February 3, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Foxfinder (Artists Repertory Theatre)

The post-apocalyptic craze hits the stage.


Theater
From the beginning of Foxfinder, it’s clear we’ve entered an off-kilter world. Even the set is askew: The stage slopes in different directions, and a door frame slants sharply to one side. T   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Big Meal (Artists Repertory Theatre)

A deeply satisfying onstage feast.


Theater
How much time do we spend around the dining-room table? What portion of our lives is measured in meals? Can the entire scope of a life—from first dates and holiday gatherings to engagements an   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 PENELOPE BASS

Scoop: Gossip Will Be Famous At Midnight.


Scoop
EXPOSE YOURSELF: The Oregon Music Hall of Fame has announced its 2013 inductees. The artists include ’80s hardcore punks Poison Idea, beloved ’90s indie-rockers Hazel, blues guitarist Kelly Joe Ph   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Ithaka (Artists Repertory Theatre)

The Herculean task of traveling home.


Theater
When home is a destination in your mind as much as a physical space, it’s an arduous journey to overcome the obstacles that hinder your arrival. After fighting the Trojan War for 10 years, it to   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 PENELOPE BASS

Ten Chimneys (Artists Repertory Theatre)

A throwback to theater’s golden age.


Theater
Ten Chimneys premiered in 2011. But with its old-fashioned form and frothy narrative, it might as well have been produced in the 1930s. That’s not entirely a bad thing. Jeffrey Hatcher’s comed   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Lost Boy (Artists Repertory Theatre)

A three-ring circus abducted of oomph.


Theater
In 2001, Oregon City teenagers Miranda Gaddis and Ashley Pond disappeared, and local playwright Susan Mach found herself confronted with billboards of the girls’ faces. Both intrigued and dist   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Scoop: ART’s New Artistic Director Named

Gossip should have no friends.


Scoop
TED’S SHUTTERS (AGAIN): For the second time in precisely two years, Berbati’s venerable, once-essential live-music venue at 231 SW Ankeny St.—formerly Berbati’s Pan, recently Ted’s in honor    More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 WW Culture Staff

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