Bob: A Life in Five Acts (Theatre Vertigo)

He’s the king of the White Castle.

Everybody’s waiting for their big break. But not everybody is as honest about it as Bob. Born and abandoned in a restroom stall of a White Castle in Louisville, Ky., Bob (Nathan Crosby) insists    More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

pool (no water) (Theatre Vertigo)

No lifeguard on duty.

Say a man dies of AIDS. Now say a friend collects his blood and bandages and condoms and catheters and makes them into art. Has this artist crossed the line between creation and exploitation? At   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The End of Sex (Theatre Vertigo)

More onstage orgasms than at Rocky Horror

The tagline is irresistible: “sex without sex.” That’s what this new drug promises, the ability to slather your elbows or knuckles or ears with a wonder cream that temporarily remaps sexua   More
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Theatre Vertigo)

Chief of sinners, chief of sufferers.

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

The Velvet Sky (Theatre Vertigo)

Sweet dreams ain’t made of these.

Bethany Palmer hasn’t slept in 13 years, not since her son Andrew was born. Fearing a ghoulish Sandman she believes is out to steal Andrew’s eyes, she stays up all night nervously knitting s   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Theater! Theatre! May Face Final Curtain Call


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Portland's theater community reeled Friday, after hearing news about Southeast Belmont Street’s venerable Theater! Theatre! shutting its doors this summer. In a city with few mid-size venues, the two-auditorium building has long been a bustling theatrical hub.But after Profile Theatre and Theatre Vertigo announced that landlord Veerinder Chawla would not be renewing their leases, which end June 30, ...   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Hunter Gatherers (Theatre Vertigo)

There will be blood. And cum. And lamb.

The reunion begins with a sacrifice. Milquetoast computer programmer Pam (Kerry Ryan) arrives home to find her metalworker-novelist husband, Richard (Mario Calcagno), preparing a lamb for slaugh   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE


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