The Big Meal (Artists Repertory Theatre)

A deeply satisfying onstage feast.


Performance
How much time do we spend around the dining-room table? What portion of our lives is measured in meals? Can the entire scope of a life—from first dates and holiday gatherings to engagements an   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 PENELOPE BASS

The Mountaintop (Portland Center Stage)

A hokey affront to history.


Performance
There are undoubtedly new things to be said about Martin Luther King Jr. That’s not the trouble with Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. No, the problem is that Hall condescends to her subject and au   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

True West (Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab)

Brotherly love and some brave little toasters.


Performance
To Austin, fresh toast smells like salvation. “I love the smell of toast,” says the fussy, Ivy League–pedigreed, aspiring Hollywood screenwriter. “And the sun’s coming up. It makes me    More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Ten Chimneys (Artists Repertory Theatre)

A throwback to theater’s golden age.


Performance
Ten Chimneys premiered in 2011. But with its old-fashioned form and frothy narrative, it might as well have been produced in the 1930s. That’s not entirely a bad thing. Jeffrey Hatcher’s comed   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Something’s Got Ahold of My Heart (Hand2Mouth Theatre Company)

I can feel it coming in the air tonight.


Performance
Is love more like a fish stew or a Phil Collins song?  Hand2Mouth wants you to consider this in its newest experimental offering, which pings between schmaltzy representations of movie love   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

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