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Grey Gardens: The Musical

Gerding Theater at the Armory (map) Northwest
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Every other Saturday, 2 p.m., Every other Sunday, 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Continues through June 21 2009

$33.50-$68.50

This musical version of the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens is a skin-crawlingly disturbing profile of mother and daughter "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Beale, two old women of questionable sanity living together in a filthy, 28-room estate swarming with cats, raccoons, and fleas. The show's first act, set in the 1940s, is dogged by low-stakes conflict and cutesy musical numbers, and feels like an extended preamble to the juicier second act, when the script hops forward 30 years and the audience comes crashing into a world of surreal squalor. It's here that the show hits its stride, thanks largely to the confident performance of Rebecca Eichenbeger as a grown-up Little Edie, addressing the crowd as though it were a camera and capturing the strangeness and complexity of the relationship between these women in a way that the monotonic first act never quite does. ALISON HALLETT

Gerding Theater at the Armory

128 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97205
503-445-3700
Hours: Box Office: Mon–Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 12pm-5:30pm
http://www.pcs.org

Venue Hours
  • Box Office: Mon–Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 12pm-5:30pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Every other Saturday, 2 p.m., Every other Sunday, 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Continues through June 21 2009
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