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Book Review: Calling Dr. Laura

Nicole J. Georges's charming graphic memoir follows the search for her father.

  • By Arthur Bradford
  • Published 12/17/2012


Review: Bag&Baggage’s The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of a Christmas Carol

A zany, over-the-top drag romp through the tired old holiday tale. Thru Dec 23

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 12/12/2012


Review: Portland Playhouse's King Hedley II

Mighty, searing performances burn straight through to the soul. Thru Dec. 30.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 12/10/2012


Review: skinner|kirk Dance Ensemble

The local company hits a near perfect synergy of set and sound, but its dance is just too...beautiful? Thru Dec. 8.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 12/03/2012


Review: PCS's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Portland Center Stage puts Disney ears on Shakespeare's famous comedy. Thru December 23.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/20/2012

Visual Arts

Review: Lumber Room's Terrain Shift

Collector Sarah Meigs curates her first exhibition—photography spanning the globe—with a freedom and reach unmatched elsewhere in town. Thru Feb. 2

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/12/2012

doily wearing muffin tops

Review: Portland Playhouse's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Extended thru November 25. The ferociously witty emo rock musical about the seventh president swings with the unbridled energy of a Western carnival ride operated by Monty Python.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/10/2012

as the century turns

Review: Artists Rep's Seven Guitars

The August Wilson play has the slow burn of a blues song ending in tragedy, played by an excellent ensemble cast. The sold out production adds a show this Saturday at 2.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/06/2012

the staring game

Review: Defunkt Theatre's The Homecoming

Defunkt plays up the humor of Pinter's dark masterpiece, but overplays the drama. Thru Nov. 17.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/31/2012

Dr. Record & Mr. Live

Preview: Weinland Plays Record-Release Shows This Weekend

With their new album, the Portland folk-rock mainstays successfully capture their livelier live sound. Hear it at Mississippi Studios Friday and Saturday.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 10/24/2012

Book Review

Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto

  • By Corey Fawcett
  • Published 10/16/2012

Music Review

Heat Waves by Brainstorm

  • By John Murray
  • Published 10/16/2012


Review: Portland Center Stage's Body of an American

With a masterly script and commanding performances, Portland Center Stage's latest, world-premiere production brilliantly casts a light into humanity's shadowy psychic spaces.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 10/15/2012

moving in the right direction

Review: Gossip Changes Lives with its Live Show

The local band-made-big returned home for an infectious show that ended in profound transformation. Banging new local standout Magic Mouth opened.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/11/2012


Review: Third Rail's That Hopey Changey Thing

Third Rail Repertory sets us a place at the Apple family table in this astute, humorous, but not always hardy telling of the political drama. Plays thru October 28.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/07/2012


Review: NW Dance Project

The local world–class dance company tackles three ambitious world premieres, and award-winner Franco Nieto shines. Playing through Saturday at Lincoln Hall.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/05/2012

feed me, seymour!

Review: Little Shop of Horrors

Broadway Rose's production of the musical hits all the right notes: gallows-humorous, deliciously campy, and plenty of late-'50s R&B tunes.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 09/28/2012

impeccably shaved

Review: PCS's Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Portland Center Stage's production of Sondheim's macabre masterpiece is a delicious feast both grisly and divine. Playing through Oct 21.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/25/2012

Book Review

Ironskin by Tina Connolly

A young, poverty-stricken governess alights at a crumbling house on the moors; a haunted man, his strange child, and a horrible mystery await within. Sound like Jane Eyre?

  • By MeiLin Miranda
  • Published 09/21/2012

festival plotlines

TBA:12 in Retrospect

In its first year under the curation of artistic director Angela Mattox, the PICA fest got more thematically unified—and just plain better—as it progressed. Here's what worked (and didn't).

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/20/2012
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