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Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Sydney Theatre Company)

One of Portland’s finest talents goes down under.


Performance
The presence of William Hurt, the celebrated actor of Altered States and Kiss of the Spider Woman, is the prime selling point of Sydney Theatre Company’s new production of Eugene O’Neill&r ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Find Me Beside You (Many Hats Collaboration)

Sex, pirouettes and Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks.


Performance
Two years ago, Portland choreographer Jessica Wallenfels set up a table at Portland Center Stage’s annual theater fair with a sign reading, “Do you know Van Morrison?” “I want ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Stumptown Gets A Sense Of Humor

Can Helium Comedy make Portland funny?


Performance
Portland comedy fans are legion, but until recently, they had few places to go. The first Bridgetown Comedy Festival in 2008 put our city on the map as a destination for big-name comedians. But where ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

On The Table (Sojourn Theatre)

Bridging the urban/rural divide with art and food.


Performance
Michael Rohd sounds a little frazzled. “We are literally rehearsing between three different cities at any given time,” says the 43-year-old artistic director of Sojourn Theatre. Rohd is us ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

The King And I (Broadway Rose)

A flashy blast from Broadway’s past.


Performance
“A woman is a female who is human/ Designed for pleasing man, the human male/ A human male is pleased by many women/ And all the rest you hear is fairy tale,” sings Joe Theissen, his head ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Songs For A New World (Staged!)

Hot diggity, can these chaps sing!


Performance
The title of this 1995 revue by Jason Robert Brown is misleading—although the characters in these 19 songs find themselves in the midst of dramatic realizations, their situations aren’t, f ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Chamber Music Northwest’s Protégé Project

The 40-year-old festival gets loose.


Performance
Only in the musty museum world of classical music would white dinner jackets and ties qualify as “informal.” But that’s standard attire for the male musicians at summer festivals, in ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 BRETT CAMPBELL

Risk/Reward Festival (Hand2Mouth)

A party platter of avant-garde performance.


Performance
Two years ago the members of Hand2Mouth Theatre, tired of just telling Portlanders about the interesting new performances they’d seen at Seattle’s On the Boards festival, decided to bring ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Ten Tiny Taiko Dances

Big drums, little stage.


Performance
Sixteen square feet might not seem like much, but you’d be surprised what Ten Tiny Dances participants have done with such a small space over the event’s 19 shows. Sojourn Theatre once sur ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 HEATHER WISNER

Hot Gun (Wonderdiamond Productions)

The Iceman cometh.


Performance
Hot Gun, the latest effort of producer Jedediah Aaker and director Jeffrey Wonderful—the men responsible for the amped-up, oversexed rock opera Chariots of Rubber—re-imagines the unironic ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 JAY HORTON
 

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