“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
Shakespeare’s darkest trip of butchery and regret gets
haphazard treatment in this Northwest Classical Theatre Company
production, which successfully plays up the spookiness of Macbeth
For those who missed out on spring vacation, Private Lives
is a delightful escape. The comedy of manners, written in 1930 by the
legendary Noël Coward, is an absurd tale told through the peephole
You can’t blame Bill Rauch for wanting to spice up The Pirates of Penzance.
The 1879 Gilbert & Sullivan operetta is a frothy affair with plenty
of rascally swashbucklers and dewy-cheeked mai
On the eve of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, here are hacky lines that should be banned.
Have you heard the one about the beards?
In the seven years since it was established, the
Bridgetown Comedy Festival has swelled into one of Portland’s best
annual events. It’s a boozy four-d
Last November, WW polled the local comedy community to determine this city’s top five comedians. Here are their weekend recommendations.
Amy Miller: See Jesse Elias!
Not that Jesse needs my help to convince people he’s a genius, but I
think Jesse’s a genius. We started around the same time in San
Francisco, and he was one of
Is being the wrong kind of brown keeping you down?
Learn to Be Latina has a little something for
everyone. A Missy Elliott dance routine featuring a backflip that
transitions into twerking. A muff-eating puppet. AIDS jokes. The
Macarena. A tende
Youtube legend Randall made a career for himself post-Honey Badger fame. Now he plays guidance counselor for other memes.
In early 2011, a mysterious man, identifying himself only as “Randall,” posted a video to YouTube. A dubbed-over National Geographic segment on honey badgers, The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger
Say a man dies of AIDS. Now say a friend
collects his blood and bandages and condoms and catheters and makes them
into art. Has this artist crossed the line between creation and
A trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival revitalizes an exhausted theater critic.
“Uh-oh! We have a critic!”
Friday afternoon at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and I have just
been outed. Sitting in the sixth row of the Angus Bowmer Theatre, I feel
600 sets of