FEATURE

Playwright Susan Mach's Double Header

The local playwright breaks through with two world premieres at once.

12/17/2012 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Bag&Baggage’s The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of a Christmas Carol

A zany, over-the-top drag romp through the tired old holiday tale. Thru Dec 23

12/12/2012 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Q&A: Artists Rep's New Artistic Director

Dámaso Rodriguez talks about his plans for the company, his stupid good luck, and how the PDX theater scene deserves national attention.

12/11/2012 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Artists Rep Picks New Artistic Director

Dámaso Rodriguez, an award-winning director from Los Angeles, will replace longtime AD Allen Nause next month.

12/06/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

THEATER

Review: PCS's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Portland Center Stage puts Disney ears on Shakespeare's famous comedy. Thru December 23.

11/20/2012 By Aaron Scott

doily wearing muffin tops

Review: Portland Playhouse's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Extended thru November 25. The ferociously witty emo rock musical about the seventh president swings with the unbridled energy of a Western carnival ride operated by Monty Python.

11/10/2012 By Aaron Scott

Arts News

Victory Gallery Closes; Imago Theatre Moves in New Direction

The wonderful internationally focused gallery closes its doors, and the whimsical theatrical masters hang up their masks.

11/07/2012 By Aaron Scott

mini-fest goes big

Preview: The Richard Foreman Festival

For its 10th and final year, the mini-festival embarks on 10 days of avant-garde tomfoolery. Runs Nov. 8–17.

11/07/2012 By Aaron Scott

the staring game

Review: Defunkt Theatre's The Homecoming

Defunkt plays up the humor of Pinter's dark masterpiece, but overplays the drama. Thru Nov. 17.

10/31/2012 By Aaron Scott

Article

Halloweekend Roundup

13 spooky shows and dance parties that will have you shaking.

10/25/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Article

Review: Portland Center Stage's Body of an American

With a masterly script and commanding performances, Portland Center Stage's latest, world-premiere production brilliantly casts a light into humanity's shadowy psychic spaces.

10/15/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Article

Review: Third Rail's That Hopey Changey Thing

Third Rail Repertory sets us a place at the Apple family table in this astute, humorous, but not always hardy telling of the political drama. Plays thru October 28.

10/07/2012 By Aaron Scott

feed me, seymour!

Review: Little Shop of Horrors

Broadway Rose's production of the musical hits all the right notes: gallows-humorous, deliciously campy, and plenty of late-'50s R&B tunes.

09/28/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

impeccably shaved

Review: PCS's Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Portland Center Stage's production of Sondheim's macabre masterpiece is a delicious feast both grisly and divine. Playing through Oct 21.

09/25/2012 By Aaron Scott

swing your razor high, sweeney

PCS's Sweeney Todd Preview + Slide Show

Portland Center Stage tackles Sondheim's macabre masterpiece about a barber on a murderous rampage. We talk with the director and scenic designer.

09/20/2012 By Aaron Scott

Slideshow

PCS's Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Portland Center Stage tackles Sondheim's macabre masterpiece about a barber on a vengeful razor rampage

09/20/2012

political theater at its best

TBA Day 7: Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol Double Review

The Mexican theater collective tackles ambitious political topics with their two shows. Final performance tonight at 6:30.

09/12/2012 By Aaron Scott

if a war falls on the forest..

Review: Shaking the Tree's Far Away by Caryl Churchill

A biting political dystopia imagines a world where everything is at war, and 'us' versus 'them' has taken on absurd new heights.

09/04/2012 By Aaron Scott

theater fest, just add water

Our picks for the JAW Playwrights Festival

Friday through Sunday at Portland Center Stage

07/26/2012 By Aaron Scott

In Town/On Stage

In the Heights

Beneath the song and dance pyrotechnics, it feels like home.

07/24/2012 By Alexis Rehrmann