Post5 Theatre Company is on the move. It started in 2011
with a summer program of Shakespeare plays in the courtyard of
Milepost5, a Montavilla artists collective. Every show was free, and the
Hand2Mouth Theatre brings Pep Talk to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
After the scripted lines are spoken, Hand2Mouth’s Pep Talk
turns into a public forum. The show’s actresses play macho coaches,
re-enacting speeches from the likes of Al Davis, the late Oakla
In 1966, protesting Japanese nationalists almost stopped The Beatles from opening their Revolver world tour at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan martial arts center. But they played on, laying the foundation for later concerts by Bob Dylan, Beyonce and Japanese favorites Cheap Trick.
What is it about rock stars making it big in Japan? Like Napoleon, so many forge East (albeit with Gibsons instead of caval...
Portland playwrights take us to the circus at the Ten Minute Play Festival.
Circus extravaganzas have long been theater’s eccentric,
mustachioed cousin—glitterized spectacles for audiences packing peanuts
over opera specs. Monkey With a Hat On puts performance back
Spending time with stock traders is usually about as
enticing as a terrorist jail cell. But somehow director Allen Nause
makes both captivating in Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar’s The Invis
Crunch, Boom and Planet Fitness
You can get a two-hour spiel on free
weights, a contact testosterone high and five pounds of chemicalized
protein dust any day, any time, at a range of chrome-
Comedy and Variety
The Michael McDonald headlining Helium Comedy Club is not a
silver fox serenader from the Doobie Brothers. But he is silvering, and
that’s rare in standup. While SNL retirees go silver on the
Mix Yentl references with hankies full of phlegm and excessive foreskin banter, and you get the other-worldly Jewtopia. It’s a 75-minute inside joke for audiences wearing velour track suits and yarmulkes to match the characters. What did you expect?That’s exactly the fun of director Donald Horn’s new show for Triangle Productions. It’s an unapologetically self-serving slapsti...
Portland couple opens Carl & Sloan Contemporary Gallery
After years of trying to open their own gallery, local artist couple Ashley Sloan and Calvin Ross Carl found themselves a spot between the Dancin' Bare strip club and Wells Fargo ATM on N. Interstate Ave. Carl & Sloan Contemporary will take over the space previously Nisus Gallery in Kenton’s Disjecta arts building, a creative hub tucked in the otherwise unembellished northern n...