Opening This Week

The Good Doctor
Neil Simon interprets Anton Chekhov. American Heritage Theater Project, at the Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway, 245-3642, Fri-Sat, 8 pm, Sun, 2 pm, ends Mar 25, FREE

Up in the Air
The extremely physical theater troupe Do Jump! presents their hit show, featuring acrobatics and live original music. Echo Theater, 1515 SE 37th, 231-1232, Fri-Sat, 7:30 pm, ends Mar 24, $13-$18

One Week Only

Irish Myths and Folktales
Will Hornyak tells stories straight from the Emerald Isle. Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood Theater for the Arts, 368 S State St., 635-3901, Mar 16, 8 pm, $6-$8

Open Rehearsal
An open rehearsal of Mary Oslund's upcoming dance piece, 9 Red Steps. Conduit Studio, 918 SW Yamhill, 4th Floor, 221-5857, Tues, 12:30-2 pm, FREE

The Pork-Filled Players
Special appearance from this Seattle improv troupe that weaves Asian-American themes into their comedy. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th Ave, 224-0688, Fri, 8 pm, Sat, 8 & 10:30 pm, $10

Closing This Week


Nancy Keystone's multimedia attack on Sophocles' classic tale of the unburied dead. Portland Center Stage, 1111 SW Broadway, 274-6588, Tues-Wed, 7 pm, Thurs-Sat, 8 pm, Sun, 2 pm, ends Mar 17, $15-$43

Into the Woods
Stephen Sondheim's twisted musical adaptation of your favorite children's tales. Little Theater at Portland Community College-Sylvania campus, 12000 SW 49th Avenue, 977-4363, Thurs-Sat, 7:30 pm, ends Mar 17, $5-$6

* Kiss of the Spider Woman
Don't miss this loving production of Manuel Puig's beautifully written exploration of the lives of two imprisoned men. Miracle Theater Group, 525 SE Stark St, 236-7253, Thur-Sat 8 pm, closes Mar 17, Thurs $12, Fri-Sat $15

Current Runs

Arsenic and Old Lace
High entertainment involving two old women who like to murder men. Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood Theater for the Arts, 368 S State St, 635-3901, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, ends Apr 8, $17-$19

Open Movement Jam Join other Portland dancers for an evening of improvised jamming. Performance Works NorthWest, 4625 SE67th Ave, 777-1907, Sun 6-8 pm, $2-$3

* Rhesus Pieces, or You got your Jellyfish in my Monkey!
Due to popular demand, the Brody has extended the run of this inanely titled show for a few more weeks. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th Ave, 224-0688, Fri & Sat 8 pm, ends Mar 31, $8

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The Revenger's Tragedy
A quote from the press release: "Vendice and her brother stand over the prostrate Duke, with a sword through his tongue, forcing him to watch the adultery/incest of his wife and his bastard son." Sounds good to me! Stark Raving Theater, at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont St, 232-7072, Thurs-Sat, 7:30 pm, Sun 4 pm, ends Mar 24, $13.50-$17

The Subject Was Roses
Frank Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a nuclear family with real problems festering beneath its placid facade. Jack Oakes Theater, 2820 NE Sandy Blvd., 238-9692, Thurs-Sat, 8 pm, ends Mar 31, $10

The Trial
The journey of K, a banker who wakes up one morning to find he's been arrested for a crime he knows nothing about. Also, his name only contains one letter. Cygnet Productions, 116 NE Russell St, 503 230-8827, Thur-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, ends Mar 25, $12-$15