Fertile Ground Diaries: The Seven Wonders of Chipping


Arts & Books
Both “charming” and “like an unwanted pregnancy,” reads C.S. Whitcomb’s description of her new play, The Seven Wonders of Chipping, premiering in a reading at Fertile Ground.What she means, though, is that the story took on a life of its own, and indeed it is charming to the brim. How can you not love delectable British accents, quaint village stories, poetry and daffodils? As Whitcomb explains, ...   More
Monday, January 28, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Fertile Ground Diaries: Ruby Rocket, Private Eye

ruby rocket

Arts & Books
There is a dress-up bin, a black box and lots of booze onstage. That is all...until Stacey Hallal’s feisty and fiery Ruby Rocket stumbles onto the scene, Jack Daniels in hand, flaunting her hip-to-waist ratio. “This is my office.” She pushes the black box to the right. “This is the police station.” The box goes left.Fertile Ground’s workshop production of Ruby Rocket, Private Eye is ...   More
Saturday, January 26, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Fertile Ground Diaries: 4x4=8 Musicals

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Arts & Books
Writers don’t pretend to be mathematicians, but even I know that four times four does not equal eight. You know what else isn’t eight? Seven. 4x4=8, the “mini-musical” montage from producer John Oules and curator Mark LaPierre, turned out to be a mystery with one mini gone missing at Thursday night’s Fertile Ground performance.Inspired by the space constraint of Ten Tiny Dances, 4x4=8 uses ...   More
Friday, January 25, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

Upcoming shows we’re excited to see.

The obligatory holiday productions have taken their final curtain calls, and Portland theaters can return to what they do best: distracting us from our city’s slobbery weather. The following p   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON


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