Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1558-1-.html Wed, 17 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Cloudy Days - A restrictive new state law that led to the temporary closure of medical marijuana dispensaries taught us a lesson we should have already known. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22417-cloudy_days_a_restrictive_new_state_law_that_led_to_the_temporary_closure_of_medical_marijuana_dispe.html Editor’s note: Columnist Wm. Willard Greene is on a spirit quest in the Rockies. In his place, we’ve asked another writer to chime in about recent changes to Oregon dispensary laws. Mari]]> <i>Private Lives</i> (Bag & Baggage Productions) - Throwing pillows, maybe chopping off heads. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22540-private_lives_%28bag_baggage_productions%29_throwing_pillows_maybe_chopping_off_heads.html 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]]> <i>Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom</i> - Boom and blossom. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22032-let_a_hundred_flowers_bloom_boom_and_blossom.html From the beginning, Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom is a romance, a politically driven tale and a riveting comedy. Take the play’s prologue: The narrator, a vivacious author of gay Marxist porn na]]> <i>Next Fall</i> - Better believe it. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22163-next_fall_better_believe_it.html As Next Fall begins, the cast stands on the edge of the dimly lit stage. Suddenly, the discordant sounds of a car crash ring out, and James Sharinghousen reels backward, arms flailing. We learn ]]> <i>Macbeth</i> - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22611-macbeth_.html 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 but fal]]>