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Theater Review: PETE's 'Enter THE NIGHT'

An avante-garde script steeped in gender politics and racial minstrelsy; playwright María Irene Fornes's 1993 work may not stand the test of time, but it does offer PETE ways to shine.

  • By Rene Bermudez
  • Published 01/29/2015
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Artists Rep’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ Haunts the Holidays with Humor

The Noël Coward classic about a remarried man who accidentally summons the ghost of his manipulative first wife offers a comedic alternative to Scrooges and elves. Thru Jan 4

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 12/02/2014
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Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 9-12

Design Week rocks on with a Ziggy Stardust party, Reel Music opens with a new Elliott Smith doc, White Bird brings the cosmic Diavolo, artists break out the rubber chickens, and musicians rage against GMOs.

  • By Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 10/09/2014
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Third Rail Rep’s ‘Middletown’: Tackling the Big Questions

With dexterous language and humor, Will Eno’s riff on ‘Our Town’ takes on deep existential questions—but to what end? Thru Oct 19

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/07/2014
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Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 18-21

Gillian Anderson, Herbie Hancock, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me's Peter Sagal, Ben Folds, Maria Bamford. They're not just stars, they're people at the top of their games—and they're all in town this weekend.

  • By Matthew Schonfeld, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/18/2014
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Artists Rep’s ‘Intimate Apparel’ Is a Quiet Triumph

With a stellar cast, Artists Rep’s production about showy underwear reveals multiple issues with a deceptively simple tale. Thru Oct 5

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 09/17/2014
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 14–17

MFNW 2.0 takes over the waterfront, Dew Tour shreds down Broadway, and the Adult Soapbox Derby barrels down Mount Tabor.

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/13/2014
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Review: PETE's Three Sisters

The experimental theater company's dynamic new translation of the Chekhov classic is not your high school Drama teacher's staid production. Thru Aug 17

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/13/2014
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PETE’s Aggressive New Translation of Chekhov’s 'The Three Sisters'

Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble premieres a reinvigorated interpretation of the Russian classic by a Lewis & Clark professor. July 31–Aug 17

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 07/31/2014
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Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 07/01/2014
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 19–22

Ira Glass, Sarah McLachlan, PoMo's Country Brunch (bloody marys!), a slew of incredible theater, Risk/Reward, and Clueless. Don't want to go out? As if.

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/19/2014
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A Hot Two-Night Stand for Portland Theater Awards

Portland Playhouse scores big at the Drammys after OSF’s All the Way snags two Tonys on Broadway.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/10/2014
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 5-8

The Naked Bike Ride bares PDX, Shine a Light turns the art museum into a party, Jesse Eisenberg stars in a thriller filmed in Oregon, Colin Meloy talks the Pogues, First Thursday sees sun, and more.

  • By Danielle Klenak, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/05/2014
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Review: Third Rail’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane

The darkly comic Irish tale of daughter and mother from the screenwriter of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. Thru June 22

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 06/02/2014
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Review: Artists Rep’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World’

ART’s staging of the controversial Irish classic is a true theatrical treat; you’d be a fool not to see it. Thru June 22

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 05/28/2014
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PDX Theater's Irish Spring

Four Irish plays open in the next month. Here’s what you need to know to make sense of all the craic.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 05/20/2014
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Everything You Need to Know about OCT's 'The Giver'

We chart the path of the Newbery-winning novel from book to hit OCT play to Jeff Bridges-starring movie. Thru May 18

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 05/07/2014
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Review: Third Rail’s Midsummer

The “Play with Songs” offers a genuinely hilarious script and intensely likeable performances. Thru Apr 19

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 04/07/2014
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The Motherf**ker with the Small Fire in the Piazza

Artists Rep, PCS, and Portland Playhouse all open stories about love that range from the bombastically hilarious to a slow burn.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/06/2014
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Weekend Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 27-Mar 2

Portlandia premieres, Wynton Marsalis blows through town, and retrospectives kick off for both Studio Ghibli and Burt Lancaster. In other words, something for everyone.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 02/27/2014
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