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American Psycho

Murders and executions, mostly.


Performance
In both press release and pre-curtain speech, Trenton Shine has described his new theatrical adaptation of American Psycho as a parody of the film. It’s a claim that simultaneously overexplains    More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 JAY HORTON

A Story of O’s

Ringing off the hook.


Performance
If ever a performance could make you consider a career in phone sex, it’s this one. Tonya Jone Miller’s one-woman show A Story of O’s spans the decade Miller has spent working as a self-procla   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

A Comedy Dance Party With Kyle Mizono

Jokes, jigs and boozy squirt guns.


Performance
Comedian Kyle Mizono wants to dance with you. And she wants to do it in the dim, clown art-filled environs of Funhouse Lounge, with the looming threat of being drenched in booze by comedians wie   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 KAITIE TODD

The Philadelphia Story

Class act.


Performance
If you thought your love life was complicated, take a look at Tracy Lord’s: On the eve of her wedding, the bride-to-be finds herself in a love triangle (or is it a square?) of the stickiest so   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Interview: Comedian Jerrod Carmichael

If Spike Lee has anything to do with it, Jerrod Carmichael will be standup comedy’s next superstar.


Performance
Very few Spike Lee joints are comedy. Fewer still are comedy specials. In fact, until this year, the only one was 2000’s The Original Kings of Comedy, which made Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertain   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MIKE ACKER

Risk/Reward Festival

Ladies night.


Performance
This weekend’s Risk/Reward Festival is all about the women. Every year since 2008, the micro-fest has presented six 20-minute performances: all new, all devised by West Coast artists and all p   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Lizzie (Portland Center Stage)

Took an ax, gave her mother 40 whacks.


Performance
Like Gwen Stefani circa “Just a Girl”—only homicidal and clad in Victorian dress—the Lizzie Borden of rock opera Lizzie is a foot-stomping, hair-flinging rebel who can rock out with the best   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)

The Bard gone batty.


Performance
If you don’t like screaming, dancing, ugly wigs, Destiny’s Child, (fake) vomiting, audience participation or poking fun at the world’s most famous playwright, The Complete Works of William   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Buried Child (Profile Theatre)

There’s no place like home.


Performance
In the 1960s, Sam Shepard was making his name in Greenwich Village’s experimental scene with fractured, restless one-acts. In a 1965 Village Voice review of one of these works, playwright Edwa   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Feckin’ family.


Performance
The Irish have invaded Portland. Between Artists Rep’s The Playboy of the Western World, Corrib’s forthcoming The Hen Night Epiphany and this Third Rail production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane,    More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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