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Heart Beatings

CoHo Theater (map) Northwest
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 20 2010

$10-25

To say that Mark LaPierre's collection of six rom-com musical pieces is cleverly written is one thing. To say that the writing goes any deeper than a chuckle or a pandering sigh is another. In LaPierre's world, we don't follow a traditional narrative but instead see several vignettes including a tense superhero on a honeymoon and a Koi fish who's debating suicide over fatherhood. It isn't that these ideas aren't fun or cute—the cast and writing convey the general cuteness very well. But I found myself wondering what these cute circumstances were doing to break new ground in a genre of theater where cuteness and fun have been completely exploited 10 times over. To be more specific: I was waiting for Heart Beatings to show me something new. It didn't. NOAH DUNHAM

CoHo Theater

2257 NW Raleigh, Portland, OR 97210
503-220-2646
http://www.cohoproductions.org

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 20 2010