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The Wonderful World of Dissocia

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World Trade Center Theater (map) Downtown
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 20 2011

$15-32

Recommended

The idea of representing mental illness as a physical journey through a fantastical landscape is not a new one, but it gets an unusually elaborate treatment in Third Rail's current production of The Wonderful World of Dissocia. It features some of the most impressive technical design you're likely to see on a Portland stage this year—it's full of dazzling, "only in the theater" moments, and the supporting cast sees Third Rail favorites like Philip Cuomo and Tim True deployed to great comic effect. The show's second act abruptly immerses the audience in just the reality that the heroine is trying to escape: quiet, drab, devoid of color or music. Of course, it's also a half an hour of theater that is quiet, drab, and devoid not only of color and music but also of much in the way of dramatic conflict. I can't be the only audience member who wished for a return to the excitement of Dissocia—which is, I suppose, exactly the point. ALISON HALLETT

World Trade Center Theater

121 SW Salmon, Bldg. #2, Portland, OR 97204

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  • Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 20 2011