THEATER

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

THEATER

Review: Lauren Weedman’s ‘The People’s Republic of Portland’

The one-woman adventure through Portland Weird is full of energy and humor, but to what end? At Portland Center Stage thru June 16.

05/08/2013 By Aaron Scott

CULTUREPHILE

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

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Playwright Andrea Stolowitz

The Portland playwright’s military-focused play Ithaka premieres at Artists Rep this month.

05/01/2013 By John Chandler

THEATER

Review: Artists Rep’s ‘Ten Chimneys’

A backstage romp through everything that makes theater joyous sets an energetic note for the company’s incoming artistic director. Thru May 26

04/29/2013 By Aaron Scott

TICKET GIVEAWAY + INTERVIEW

Q&A and Ticket Contest for PCS’s ‘The People's Republic of Portland’

We talk with comedian Lauren Weedman in advance of her one-woman pillory of Portland, running Apr 23–June 16 at Portland Center Stage.

04/24/2013 By Aaron Scott

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Artists Rep’s ‘Ten Chimneys’

We talk with ART’s new artistic director, Damaso Rodriguez, about his directing debut—and give you tickets to see it (if you’re lucky). Apr 23–May 25

04/18/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: PCS’s ‘Clybourne Park’

Portland Center Stage’s production of the Pulitzer-winning play gleefully dives into the taboo topic of race with ferocious wit and suburb acting. Thru May 5

04/15/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Artists Rep’s ‘The Gin Game’

The Pulitzer-winning tragicomedy channels all the woes of a hard life into a game of cards. Don’t take your elderly parents. Thru Apr 28

04/10/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS

How Portland Center Stage ages its Clybourne Park stage 50 years

A 15-minute set change covers decades of gentrification.

03/22/2013 By Gino Cerruti

ARTS NEWS

Breaking: Theatre Vertigo Announces Its New Home

When the lights go out on Theater! Theatre!, Vertigo has a short-term and a long-term plan.

03/19/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Profile’s “Blood Knot”

Profile’s production of the incendiary play bristles with energy and powerful performances. Thru Mar 17.

03/05/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: PCS's "The Whipping Man"

Portland Center Stage's mighty production draws inspired parallels between the Jewish and African-American experiences of slavery. Thru Mar 23.

03/04/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

ARTS NEWS

Breaking: Profile Theatre to Move into Artists Rep

With Theater! Theatre! closing, Profile announced it will move its admin offices to Artists Rep in June and start its season there in January.

03/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: "War Horse" Touring Broadway Production

The puppets are the true stars in this Tony-winning technical marvel. Thru March 3.

02/27/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Artists Rep's "Red Herring"

This slapstick spy story is really a saccharine love story in disguise. Thru March 17.

02/21/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

ARTS NEWS

PCS Scores a Broadway Star for the World Premiere of "Somewhere in Time"

Marc Kudisch has received Tony nods for "9 to 5," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and "Thoroughly Modern Millie," in addition to a slew of other awards and Broadway credits.

02/11/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

ARTS NEWS

Theater! Theatre! to Close, Orphaning Its Companies

As Profile, Theatre Vertigo, and Fuse lose their home, we mourn the loss of the scrappy theater center.

02/08/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Venus in Fur

Portland Center Stage's taut, psychological new production leaves viewers puzzling over questions of power, gender, and sex.

02/05/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

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