The End of Sex (Theatre Vertigo)

More onstage orgasms than at Rocky Horror


Theater
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

Chinglish

Slip Down And Fall Carefully


Theater
A snappy comedy of linguistic and cultural confusion, David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish is ready-made for anyone who’s ever traveled abroad and puzzled at signs reading “Fuck the Certain Price o   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Mousetrap

Murder, she wrote.


Theater
Thrust eight strangers into an old mansion during a snowstorm and at least one is sure to wind up dead. We all know the setup and the question that inevitably follows: whodunit? But the predicta   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 PENELOPE BASS

Curtain Call

The best theater and dance of 2013.


Theater
Theater and dance don’t obey the calendar year: Companies usually run their seasons September to May and then take the summer off (lucky bastards). But all the other critics get to spend Decem   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Staff

Theater Review: The Lion in Winter

We’ll never be royals.


Theater
Northwest Classical Theatre’s production of The Lion in Winter might as well be called Game of Thrones: Christmas Edition. Director Elizabeth Huffman has given James Goldman’s play modern scen   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 KAITIE TODD

The Lover (Imago Theatre)

Strange affairs of the heart and mind.


Theater
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

Song of the Dodo (PETE)

A bird’s-eye view of tragedy.


Theater
Earlier this year, I predicted that Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble’s Song of the Dodo would be unlike anything else on a Portland stage this fall. It was an easy wager. From the walls    More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Foxfinder (Artists Repertory Theatre)

The post-apocalyptic craze hits the stage.


Theater
From the beginning of Foxfinder, it’s clear we’ve entered an off-kilter world. Even the set is askew: The stage slopes in different directions, and a door frame slants sharply to one side. T   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Theatre Vertigo)

Chief of sinners, chief of sufferers.


Theater
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

Sweet and Sour

CoHo Productions’ The Outgoing Tide.


Theater
CoHo Productions’ The Outgoing Tide digs into hefty stuff: Playwright Bruce Graham tackles the dilemmas faced when a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, along with moral, ethical and em   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 JENNA GILROY

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