From the White House to the Playhouse, One Portland Student's Journey

After performing at the White House with Sarah Jessica Parker, 9-year-old Sinai La’ryn Jones returns home to perform in 'The Piano Lesson' at Portland Playhouse. Sept 24–Nov 2

09/24/2014 By Brooke Sahni


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.

07/01/2014 By Nathan Tucker


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.

06/10/2014 By Aaron Scott


Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 15-18

A trio of great plays, a trio of great authors (Ursula K. Le Guin, Cheryl Strayed, and Lidia Yuknavitch), and tickets go on sale to Lauryn Hill (sans Fugees trio).

05/15/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak


Portland Playhouse’s 'After the Revolution': So You Want to Be a Commie?

This stirring family drama makes a feast of existential doubt and political humor. Thru June 1

05/07/2014 By Peter Holmstrom


Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 1–May 4

If you want to laugh, don't miss the Aces. If you want to dress up, shimmy out to Portland Prom. And if you want to geek out, well, May the Fourth be with you.

04/30/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 6–9

The Blue Man Group, the Portland2014 Biennial, POW Fest, Legos for adults, First Thursday, Sallie Ford's new band—simply too much.

03/06/2014 By Aaron Scott


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.

03/06/2014 By Aaron Scott


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 13-16

Not in the mood for Valentine's? There're plenty of non-squishy alternatives, from Amos Lee to plays about, well, sex without sex and Marxist pornography (what's love got to do with it?).

02/13/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Race to the Stage

Portland theaters and the August Wilson Red Door Project turns the spotlight on race and the legendary African American playwright.

01/21/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: Portland Playhouse’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

The theater dives gloriously into the Christmas spirit for a show that's anything but trite by adding singing and instrument-playing actors. Thru Dec 29.

12/12/2013 By Cari Johnson


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 31-Nov 3

A decapitated head at the opera, a mortifying movie at the Mission, a scary-danceable band at the Roseland—who says Halloween ends Thursday?

10/31/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker


Top Things To Do This Weekend, Oct 10-13

Timbers vs. Sounders, Bonnie Raitt, Zombie Apocalypse Run, and a world-class choreographer named Nacho. This weekend makes our heads spin.

10/10/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker


Review: Portland Playhouse's 'Detroit'

Portland Playhouse's production of Lisa D'Amour's recessionary tale is a well-acted and impressively designed show. Thru Nov 3

10/08/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Slide Show: Fall Arts Guide 2013

We asked the arts organizations included in our Fall Arts Guide to step inside the photo booth, and here are their crazy results—–knives, wigs, babies, and all!



Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 13–16

Gay pride, Byzantine chants, a Beastie Boys tribute, and a very classy concert with Tony Bennett are on our cultural calendar.

06/13/2013 By John Chandler


Review: Hand2Mouth and Portland Playhouse Tackle ‘Left Hand of Darkness’

What do you get when you cross two ambitious theaters, a sci-fi masterpiece, 800 miles of ice, and genderless aliens? Find out at Portland Playhouse thru Jun 9.

05/15/2013 By Aaron Scott


Hand2Mouth Theatre and Portland Playhouse Team Up to Tackle a Sci-Fi Classic

Two of Portland's brightest theater companies combine forces to stage Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness.

05/01/2013 By Ben Waterhouse


Looking Forward to the 2013–2014 Season

A glimpse of next season's lineups at our favorite local arts orgs. Hello, kitty.

03/28/2013 By Aaron Scott


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 15-17

Provocative art, jazz hands, and stripped-down blues are on our calendar.

03/14/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff