THEATER REVIEW

Defunkt’s 'In the Forest, She Grew Fangs' Offers a Surreal Treatise Against Teen Bullying

With charismatic leads, the local theater fearlessly transforms the bloody fairy tale into an allegory for a pressing contemporary problem. Thru Nov 15

10/13/2014 By Nathan Tucker

DANCE REVIEW

Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre Turns 25 with a Stage Extravaganza

OBT kicks off its quarter-century season with Balanchine, tuxes, memories, and a joyous collaboration with Pink Martini. Thru Oct 18

10/13/2014 By Kelly Clarke

DANCE

Diavolo Dance Theater Will Blow Your Mind. Don’t Miss It.

The LA-based company presents two works that are more jaw dropping than Cirque du Soleil and cooler than anything at Design Week. Thru Oct 11

10/10/2014 By Aaron Scott

THEATER REVIEW

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

10/07/2014 By Nathan Tucker

ART'S A DRAG

TBA's Critical Mascara Drag Ball Slide Show

TBA's Critical Mascara detonated in an explosion of outrageous outfits, full-body makeup, crowd surfing, fake blood, and glitter.

09/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

THEATER REVIEW

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

09/17/2014 By Nathan Tucker

TBA:14

TBA Review: Luke George's 'Not About Face'

This audience participative work found the chilling common denominator between ISIS and Jeff Koons. Thru Sept 18

09/16/2014 By Randy Gragg

CONCERT REVIEW + SLIDESHOW

Lil’ Wayne “Wins” Battle With Drake, Lays His Claim To Portland

The rap battle royale of the year took over Sleep Country Amphitheater this Saturday, and everybody won.

09/15/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

Slideshow

Slide Show: Drake Vs. Lil' Wayne At Sleep Country Amphitheater

According to the scoreboard, Wayne “technically” won Portland, the 13th round of their 31-city, two-month-long bout, but they both conceded that neither truly wins a battle.

09/15/2014

THEATER

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

08/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

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

06/02/2014 By Nathan Tucker

THEATER

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

05/28/2014 By Aaron Scott

THEATER REVIEW

PCS's The Last Five Years: Not Just for Superfans

A kaleidoscopic look at the highs and lows of twenty-something romance soars with charismatic lovers and heartbreaking moments of connection. Thru June 22.

05/13/2014 By Allison Jones

THEATER

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

THEATER

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

05/07/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

THEATER

Review: PCS’s Othello

Portland Center Stage doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel—even if it puts it on a dazzling revolving stage. Thru May 11

04/15/2014 By Nathan Tucker

THEATER REVIEW

Review: Third Rail’s Midsummer

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

04/07/2014 By Nathan Tucker

DANCE REVIEW

Review: NW Dance Project’s Director’s Choice

PDX’s contemporary powerhouse celebrates 10 years with a quartet of intense, beautiful, athletic dances. Thru Apr 5

04/03/2014 By Kelly Clarke

CIRCUS SLIDESHOW

Photo Review: Cirque du Soleil’s Totem

Totem offers many of the ingredients that make Cirque great—fabulous costumes, amazing performers—but is it lacking something? Thru May 4

04/03/2014 By Aaron Scott Photography by Arthur Hitchcock

THEATER REVIEW

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