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.

05/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

THEATER REVIEW

'The Lion' Roars Onto Portland Center Stage

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

05/12/2015 By Fiona McCann

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...

05/12/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

THEATER

What if Howard Zinn Wrote a Vegas Casino Show?

It might play like Milagro Theatre's American Night.

05/05/2015 By Ramona DeNies

THEATER

Six Reasons We’d Crown Billie Jean King

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

04/30/2015 By Fiona McCann

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

04/16/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

04/16/2015 By Ramona DeNies

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.

04/14/2015 By Mary Stutzman

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).

04/09/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

03/24/2015 By Ramona DeNies

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 theater producer—tell us about the cultural connections between Oregon and Ireland.

03/17/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

03/16/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

03/09/2015 By Ramona DeNies

PORTLAND ARTS 101

The Portland Playbook: How to Create Theater Magic in 12 Steps

A clever plan to collaborative creative success, from the team behind Oregon Children’s Theatre's Timmy Failure

02/24/2015 By Ramona DeNies

THEATER REVIEW

Review: Artists Rep's Tribes

For a hearing audience, Nina Raine's play offers pitch-perfect acting and a fascinating challenge. For the Deaf community, a well-meaning gesture?

02/16/2015 By Ramona DeNies

THEATER REVIEW

Review: Triangle's Dr. Ruth Gets Some, But Not Much

Despite Wendy Westerwelle’s star turn as the famously frank TV host, this one-woman show proves that even sex needs a good script.

02/09/2015 By Nathan Tucker

THEATER

How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (On a Stage)

Back from a five-year Portland absence, the innovative company Sojourn turns theater into a social-science laboratory.

02/02/2015 By Matthew Schonfeld

WORLD PREMIERE

Threesome World Premiere: It's Not About the Sex

We ask playwright Yussef El Guindi why his new play—opening Jan 30 for its world premiere—aims to mix politics with pleasure.

01/29/2015 By Nathan Tucker

REVIEW

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.

01/29/2015 By Rene Bermudez

THEATER REVIEW

What Would Chekhov Really Think of Twitter?

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike gets its uproarious dark humor right and its cultural analysis wrong.

01/22/2015 By Nathan Tucker