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THEATER

NT Live Encore Festival Brings London Theatre to Portland—in High Definition

Some of the biggest stars in theater are bringing their acclaimed live performances to Portland—on video. It’s the NT live Encore Festival, and it's coming in high definition to a theatre near you. 

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 08/27/2015
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CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Oregon Play Premiere Receives National Acclaim

Plus a hunt for magazine stories, grant time for visual artists, and two resignations on the Portland arts scene.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/20/2015
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POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 13–16

You'll sound like happy this weekend, with the PDX Synesthesia Festival, Ural Thomas and the Pain, the Stumptown Improv Fest, and the joyous disregard for personal safety at the Adult Soapbox Derby.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 08/13/2015
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THEATER

RIP Old Portland: A Funeral for the City That Was

Portland has experienced a lot of changes in the 25 years since Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho. Now Hand2Mouth are offering you a chance for you to pay your respects for what’s been lost.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/13/2015
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MUSIC

Folk Star Laura Gibson Scores PHAME's Next Musical

The nonprofit celebrating actors with developmental disabilities gets some fresh tunes for their next production, Up the Fall.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 07/20/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

The Liar at Artists Rep Bullies His Way Into Our Good Graces

The truth is our head is still spinning from Artists Rep's take on David Ives. Was there a message in the madcap madness? We're not sure—but the costumes are great!

  • By Rachel Davidson
  • Published 06/04/2015
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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.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 05/26/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

What If The Simpsons Became Our Post-Apocalyptic Mythology?

Portland Playhouse takes on stories and The Simpsons in a daring, "post-electric" drama.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 05/21/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

'The Lion' Roars Onto Portland Center Stage

Ben Scheuer plucks at the heartstrings in his Portland Center Stage one-man musical.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 05/12/2015
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THEATER

Grimm Stars Get Ready to Take Over Portland Theater

Captain Renard and Monroe mix it up for Portland audiences when they bring Three Days of Rain to Portland Center Stage this month. Even if it does mean they're stuck in Stumptown for their Grimm vacation...

  • By Rachel Sandstrom
  • Published 05/12/2015
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THEATER

What if Howard Zinn Wrote a Vegas Casino Show?

It might play like Milagro Theatre's American Night.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 05/05/2015
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THEATER

Six Reasons We’d Crown Billie Jean King

Including a message for Portland from the one-time tennis champ

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/30/2015
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CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Anthony Bourdain is Portland-Bound!

Plus Cheryl Strayed, Arts Tax winners, Portland Center Stage, and Boom Arts

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/16/2015
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Editor's Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 16–19

It's Obama! (Ok, Tommy Davidson.) And! Nacho Duato, David Hockney, Prokofiev, and some very naughty puppets.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/16/2015
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THEATER

Cyrano on Stage: What Nose Around Comes Around

Oregon-born playwright Aaron Posner brings his adaptation of Cyrano to Portland, with poetry, passion and panache.

  • By Mary Stutzman
  • Published 04/14/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

Review: Memory and Money in Artist’s Rep’s The Price

Two brothers reunite to divest themselves of their dead father’s furniture, but struggle to do the same with their memories (and Artist’s Rep keeps Arthur Miller relevant).

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/09/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

Portland Playhouse's The Other Place Offers Heady Drama

Portland Playhouse hits—and rather uncomfortably close to home—with Sharr White’s close study of a disintegrating mind.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/24/2015
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IRISH ARTS

Irish Artists Talk Poetry, PDX, and American Audiences

For St Patrick's day, two Irish artists now based here—one a poet, the other a theatre producer—tell us about the cultural connections between Oregon and Ireland.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 03/17/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

Artists Rep's 'The Invisible Hand' Packs a Punch

Money and morals make for uneasy bedfellows, as the Artists Repertory makes clear in its Portland premier of Ayad Akhtar’s The Invisible Hand.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 03/16/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

With Timmy Failure, the Oregon Children's Theatre Outsmarts Itself

A bestselling children’s book gets a world premiere stage adaptation from the Oregon Children’s Theatre. We like it—and that's maybe a problem.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/09/2015
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