Just Opened: The Homecoming

A review of Imago Theatre's production of Harold Pinter's landmark 1964 play.


Arts & Books
Harold Pinter never revealed what his plays were about. Indeed, the British dramatist would probably have chafed at the mere suggestion that his plays were “about” anything. For Pinter, the stage was a place for ambiguity—and for combat. His characters use words less to transmit meaning than to launch ammunition, which often renders them less-than-pleasant company. That’s the case in ...   More
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Lover (Imago Theatre)

Strange affairs of the heart and mind.

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

Beaux Arts Club (Imago Theatre)

Art imitates life imitating art.

Beaux Arts Club opens with a strange sort of duet. Actress Anne Sorce, clad in a mod minidress and a fluffy brown wig, shimmies and swivels around an unnamed man who’s been gagged and handcuff   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Black Lizard (Imago)

Die young, stay pretty.

Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima’s work is filled with seeming contradictions: the confluence of sex and death, the modern grotesqueries that result from the unremitting pursuit of t   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Zugzwang (Imago Theatre)

Jerry Mouawad’s madcap caper.

The thing to keep in mind, as you sit down to see a show at Imago Theatre, is that co-directors Jerry Mouawad and Carol Triffle are basically fearless. Not content to rest on their animal-masked la   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Danse Macabre: The Cuban Missile Tango reviewed

Jerry Mouawad, one of the two talents behind Portland's 30-year-old Imago Theatre, has is accustomed to creating shows that rely more on movement than on speech. But lately, starting with APIS in February and continuing with his new show, The Cuban Missile Tango, running through this Sunday, Mouawad has moved from mime-heavy drama to something more akin to dance theater. The Cuban Missile Tango ...   More
Friday, August 28, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE


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