Spring Arts: The Essentials
The shows and events we love this month.
Julie Hammond’s play explores the link between the Jewish diaspora and beach culture.
Soul'd Out brings the likes of Erykah Badu and Wyclef Jean to town, Portlander Anis Mojgani drops new poetry, and young composers reimagine the music of Elliott Smith.
Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann
Partly inspired by the Rajneeshees, innovative company Hand2Mouth presents a “mind experiment” for 2017.
Writer Ben Moorad's new performance series explores life and death through the real-life suicides his grandfather studied.
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.
The experimental theater elevates our spirits and our funny bones with its parody of that American hallmark: the motivational speech. Thru Feb 16
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.
Two of Portland's brightest theater companies combine forces to stage Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness.
See for yourself: it’s as stunning as everyone says.