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Opening This Week

The Bottom Rung
Sketch comedy with vampires, wrestlers, secret agents, ninjas, and much more. The Bottom Rung, at the Back Door, 4319 SE Hawthorne, 231-8191, Fri-Sat 10:30 pm, through Feb 16, $6

Art
Three friends argue about a painting for two hours. Artists Repertory Theater, 1516 SW Alder St, 241-1278, Opens Fri, Wed-Thurs 7 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through Feb 24, $16

Death of a Salesman
Looks like Willy Loman and the gang are back for one more round of failure and depression! Jack Oakes Theater, 2820 NE Sandy Blvd, 238-9692, Opens Fri, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, through Feb 2, $10

FRIDA, un retablo
A theatrical portrait of the legendary cult surrealist, Frida Kahlo. The Miracle Theater, 525 SE Stark Street, 236-7253, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through Jan 26, $12

The Seagull
Chekhov translated by Tom Stoppard... should be all right. Portland Center Stage, 1111 SW Broadway, 274-6588, Opens Fri, Tues-Wed, Sun 7 pm, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Thurs 12 pm, Sun 2 pm, through Feb 3, $16-44

Closing This Week

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
The I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change juggernaut rolls on... World Trade Center Auditorium, 121 SW Salmon, 239-5919, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through Jan 19, $23-25

* Queen of the Universe Productions presents Forgetting the Last Kiss II: Electric Benicio
Michael McClafferty has brought his one-man show back for one more go at it, which is a very good thing. McClafferty offers idiosyncratic, rambling self-analysis that is sometimes messy, usually pretty funny, and always endearing. Don't miss. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th Ave, 224-0688, Fri-Sat 10:30 pm, through Jan 19th, $8

Current Runs

All Jane No Dick
Three women. No script. No rules... Bib Belly, at the Russell Street Theatre, 116 NE Russell Street, 233-5798, Opens Sat, Thurs 8:30 pm, Fri-Sat 10 pm, through Jan 26, $10

Ashes to Ashes and A Kind of Alaska
Two one acts by Harold Pinter, the master of brutal comedy about the British middle class. The Profile Theatre Project at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, 242-0080, Opens Fri, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through Feb 17, $12-20

Diabolical Experiments
Improv with a mad scientist theme. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th Ave, 224-0688, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through Jan 26, $8

Driving Miss Daisy
Aging, crotchety, white Southern lady meets proud, soft-spoken black man in this Pulitzer-Prize winning heartwarmer. Triangle Productions, at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, 239-5919, Opens Fri, Thurs 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 5 pm, through Feb 9, $15-19

Enter The Guardsman
A comedy about a famous acting couple with infidelity issues. Sylvia's Class Act Dinner Theater, 5115 NE Sandy Blvd, 288-6828, Thurs-Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5:15 pm, through March 2, $31.95 (includes dinner)

Lunch Money
Two-person sketch comedy grounded in improv. Bib Belly, at the Russell Street Theatre, 116 NE Russell Street, 233-5798, Opens Sat, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through Jan 26, $10

Nunsense 'A Men'
The age-old story of men dressed up as nuns. Flying Rhinoceros Theater, 1440 NW Overton Street, 239-5919, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through Feb 9, $15

Phaedra's Love
Sarah Kane's unflinching take on Seneca's Phaedra. Defunkt Theatre, at the Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 993-9062, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, through Feb 16, $8-15

Richard II
The tale of the Poet King who brought his country to the verge of rebellion and ruin. Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company, 1111 SW Broadway, 288-8400, Opens Fri, Thurs 7 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm, through Feb 17, $18-36

The Fiddler on the Roof
The story of Tevye, Tzeitel, Motel, Hodel, Perchik, Chava, and Fyedka... among others. Lakewood Theatre Company, 368 S State St, 635-3901, Opens Fri, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm & 7 pm, through Feb 17, $20-22

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