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The Lover (Imago Theatre)

Strange affairs of the heart and mind.


Performance
As Sarah wiggles her way beneath the covers, Richard sits stiffly atop the sheets. Smoking jacket knotted at the waist, he’s propped up his feet—still clad in their Oxfords—on the bed. “   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Theater Review: The Lion in Winter

We’ll never be royals.


Performance
Northwest Classical Theatre’s production of The Lion in Winter might as well be called Game of Thrones: Christmas Edition. Director Elizabeth Huffman has given James Goldman’s play modern scen   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Christmas Tree

Where should you get your dose of holiday theater?


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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Stage Whispers

A local podcast unleashes no-holds-barred theater criticism, with a shot of scotch.


Performance
Deep in Happy Valley on a blustery Monday evening, in a room lined with posters of Katy Perry and Bruce Springsteen, James Engberg and Eric Kilgore are drinking Scotch and discussing Bertolt Bre   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Lab Report

Radiolab’s new touring show is all about endings.


Performance
Is oil really made of dinosaur bones? You’ve heard the expression, but have you stopped to consider whether the liquid in your gas tank actually came from a long-dead Apatosaurus? In their n   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Earth Mother

Comedian Margaret Cho explains why we can all be mothers if we want.


Performance
Margaret Cho doesn’t have any kids of her own. But that doesn’t mean she’s not a mother—or, rather, that she can’t mother anyone she wants. The personally and politically outspoken com   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Song of the Dodo (PETE)

A bird’s-eye view of tragedy.


Performance
Earlier this year, I predicted that Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble’s Song of the Dodo would be unlike anything else on a Portland stage this fall. It was an easy wager. From the walls    More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Their Towns

Our Town, three ways.


Performance
Everyone thinks they know Our Town. The play has become code for cloying sentimentality, the sort of white-bread drama trotted out regularly by high-school theater departments. If people remembe   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Foxfinder (Artists Repertory Theatre)

The post-apocalyptic craze hits the stage.


Performance
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

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Theatre Vertigo)

Chief of sinners, chief of sufferers.


Performance
We all do bad things. Whether that’s pirating your neighbor’s wireless signal or pouring acid onto a prostitute’s face just depends on your level of commitment. So for all its social com   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 PENELOPE BASS
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