Middletown (Third Rail Repertory)

On the mysteries of the universe.


Theater
The director’s note for Third Rail’s production of Middletown asserts that this play “is NOT a modern-day Our Town.” You can understand Marcella Crowson’s vehemence: Will Eno’s 2010 play   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 JOHN BEER

Just Opened: Noises Off

A review of Third Rail Rep's production of the legendary farce.

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Arts & Books
When I first saw Noises Off as a 14-year-old at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, I didn’t know theater could do that. A dozen years later—and after watching dozens and dozens of plays—I’m still not quite sure how Noises Off does what it does. What’s clear, though, is that Michael Frayn’s 1982 backstage comedy is perhaps the world’s most exactingly constructed play, and certainly one of ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Pain and the Itch (Third Rail)

Christ, what a family of assholes!


Theater
“Don’t you understand the rather comic dimensions of it all?” Cash (Duffy Epstein), the martini-swilling plastic surgeon, asks Mr. Hadid (John San Nicholas), a vaguely Asian cab driver, in the   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

2009 Drammy Awards: The Winners


News
Last night's 30th Anniversary Drammy Awards was, as usual, a rowdy, largely inebriated affair, though (thank heavens!) shorter than last year. Attendants at the annual ceremony recognizing "outstanding achievement in Portland theater" wore outlandish costumes, most everyone appeared to have a good time, and no one from Artists Repertory Theatre bothered to show up to collect the company's four awards. ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

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