SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's New Groove

With a new mash-up of Belinda Carlisle and Elizabethan drama, the festival struts into the spotlight of American theater.

05/26/2015 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Shakespeare in the Park Summer Schedule

All the park's a stage for Portland's bevvy of theater companies dedicated to taking the Bard's work into the natural world.

07/21/2014 By Danielle Klenak

SEE THIS NOW

Guide to Ashland's Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2014

Ashland's OSF hits its zenith in July with nine shows, ranging from Bard classics to world premieres.

07/01/2014 By Aaron Scott and Peter Holmstrom

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 22-25

Hugh Laurie serenades you, Lizzy: The Musical and Macbeth cover you in blood, and James Broughton incites you to "follow your own weird" (long before it was a Portland tagline), plus plenty more to fill a Memorial Weekend spent in town.

05/22/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

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

THE SEASON IN ARTS AND CULTURE

PoMo's Guide to Spring's World-Class Arts Events

Once, Portlanders had to travel to New York or LA for top-shelf dance, music, visual arts, and theater. As this season’s lineup reveals, now we’re the destination.

02/27/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott With Jonathan Frochtzwajg and Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 24-27

Halloween parties, Kenneth Branagh in 'Macbeth,' The Daily Show's Samantha Bee. Between the gore and the laughs, it's a dangerous weekend to go out.

10/24/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 15-18

PDX Adult Soapbox Derby! Summer Shakespeare reaches its zenith! The Monkees reunite (and it's not just a joke)! Get summer while it's hot!

08/13/2013 Videography by Portland Monthly Staff

BOOKS

Star Wars-Shakespeare Mashup

A Portland author retells George Lucas' epic saga in the Bard’s verse.

06/27/2013 By Alisha Gorder

BOOKS & TALKS

Q&A with Ian Doescher about Shakespeare on Star Wars

The author of the Shakespearian mash-up 'Star Wars: Verily A New Hope' answers the question: "Why?" He speaks at Powell’s Cedar Hills on July 2.

06/27/2013 By Alisha Gorder

SUMMER GUIDE

All the Park’s a Stage

Five tips for producing—and watching—Shakespeare in the park

06/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Fuse Ensemble's Sonnetscape

The Fertile Ground premiere's journey through all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets is passionate, if disorienting. Thru Feb. 3.

02/01/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

Shakespeare through new eyes

Review: Shakespeare’s R&J

A gripping adaptation that makes Romeo and Juliet fresh again. Through March 18

03/10/2012 By Aaron Scott