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Oh the Humanity

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602 NE Prescott (map) Northeast
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 12 2010

$10 suggested donation

Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab's production of Will Eno's Oh the Humanity is a five-scene exercise in struggling to find meaning amid loneliness and confusion and death. (But funny!) For a show that barely clocks in at an hour, it has impressive emotional heft—Eno's writing has a cumulative build, systematically knocking out the audience's defenses over the five-part show. The Performance Lab does an outstanding job with the script, not least because the casting here is just about note-perfect—an assuredness runs through this performance that bespeaks the understanding that oblique approaches like humor and self-consciousness are often more impactful than direct emotional appeals. Like the sudden death of a loved one or an accident narrowly averted, Oh the Humanity left me more acutely aware that I'm alive. You can't ask much more from art than that. ALISON HALLETT

602 NE Prescott

602 NE Prescott, Portland, OR

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 12 2010