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The Quality of Life

Artists Repertory Theatre (map) Southwest
Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through May 11 2014

$55 ($25 students/under 25)

Quality of Life is about a born-again Midwestern couple who visit their hippie cousin and her husband in California, a classic odd-couple meet-up pitting West Coast libertines against the sensible values of the heartland—or so it seems at first. Death, the great equalizer, is on everyone's mind: The earnest Midwesterners are reeling from the recent death of their daughter; the hippie husband is dying of cancer. But while the two couples have massive, fundamental disagreements about life, the afterlife, and what constitutes a good death, their conflicts are tempered by genuine goodwill and family feeling, and the script gives equal weight to all points of view. This result is a surprisingly thoughtful consideration of opposing viewpoints, and what it means to clash with people you love on matters of life and death. ALISON HALLETT

Artists Repertory Theatre

1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR 97205

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