The Scene (Portland Playhouse)

How to succeed in show business without really trying.

“It’s fantastic!” Says the fallen man to the means of his ruination. “You look like that, you screw like a bunny and you have no soul! Seriously. It is    More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Actor Daniel Stern Makes Musical Debut Tonight

Film actor Daniel Stern, best known to youths of my generation and our long-suffering parents as the taller of the Wet Bandits from Home Alone, will perform tomorrow night along with Fruition String Band, Leonard Mynx and Never Strangers. The concert benefits Portland Playhouse, as part of that company's "No PA in NoPo" series. Stern, who moonlights as a stage director, cattle rancher and sculptor ...   More
Friday, January 8, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Fertile Ground Day 2: Willow Jade

I only made it to one show on the second day of the Fertile Ground Festival (see our reviews from day one here): Hunt Holman's play Willow Jade, a social satire about a bunch of losers in a small Washington town that turns into something significantly stranger, which is getting a very short but very full production at Portland Playhouse. The play blends absurdity with despair in the best way. ...   More
Sunday, January 24, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE


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