Closing This Week

Fortinbras
Find out what happened after Hamlet died. Portland Actors Conservatory, 1436 SW Montgomery St, 274-1717, Thurs 7 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through June 23, $15-20

Hopscotch
A one-act mystery by Israel Horovitz, the dad of Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz. Call in Sick Productions, at the Russell Street Theater, 116 NE Russell St, 335-3297, Fri-Sat 10:30 pm, through June 29, $8

The Bad Infinity
Mac Wellman's portrayal of four people who gather one evening to endure a "bad infinity" (the meaning of this term will forever remain a mystery) exists outside the realm of linear storytelling. Lines of dialogue don't necessarily follow their preceding lines, tangents occur rampantly, entire conversations repeat themselves, dead Santas appear on stretchers, and men in kangaroo costumes take messages for French chefs in the middle of the woods. Defunkt Theatre, at the Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 993-9062, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, through June 22, $8-15

* The Birth of the Stick Figure Battery Baby
A violently silly, surprisingly infectious fairy tale. Stick Figure chronicles the epic battle over humankind, between an evil group of patriarchs and a good group from a place called Corime. stillbeautymovement, at the Back Door Theatre, 4319 SE Hawthorne, Fri-Sat 10:30 pm, through June 22, by donation

Uncle Betty
A new improv group presents improv. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th Ave, 224-0688, Sun 7:30 pm, through June 23, $5

Current Runs

* Cupid & Psyche
Stark Raving's modern update of this Greek legend is peppered with flashing lights, cell phones, and witty, sarcastic asides that add a contemporary accessorization to the source material without giving it a relevant immediacy. Stark Raving, at the CoHo Theatre, 2257 NW Raleigh, 232-7072, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, through June 29, $10-20

Frogz
Frogz is back for its 573rd Portland run. Imago Theater, 17 SE 8th Ave, 231-9581, Wed-Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 1:30 & 7:30 pm, Sun 1:30 & 5:30 pm, through July 28th, $13-23

Head-Crazy Brain Girl
Kevin-Michael Moore's Gunhappy Theatrical Ensemble is back with a revival of their very funny full-length play. Blue Door Productions, at the Miracle Theater, 525 SE Stark, 258-1681, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, through July 13, $10

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
A delicious, cross-dressing rock musical.Triangle Productions, at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, 239-5919, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, through July 13, $22-28

Hey, Don't Grab Me There!
Crazy late night sketch comedy with one of the silliest titles in recent memory. Stark Raving, at the CoHo Theatre, 2257 NW Raleigh, 232-7072, Fri-Sat 11 pm, through June 29, $12

Masterpieces
With a convoluted plot involving a preposterous act of murder and a host of weak, underdeveloped female characters and cartoonishly sleazy male characters, Sarah Daniels' play turns what could be an interesting dialogue about pornography, into a base battle of the sexes. (Justin Sanders) Theatre Vertigo at the Russell Street Theater, 116 N Russell, 306-0870, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, through June 29, $14

Now!
Do Jump! presents extremely physical theater with a unique blend of aerial dance, zany acrobatics, and vaudeville-style physical comedy. Do Jump! at the Echo Theatre, 1515 SE 37th, 224-8499, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm, through June 30, $15-22

Out of Nowhere
Like a tornado or a fit of truth, Brody improv stems out of nowhere. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th Ave, 224-0688, Fri-Sat 9 pm, through June 29, $10

The Laramie Project
ART presents the story of the 1998 brutally homophobic murder of Matthew Shepard, which took place in Laramie, Wyoming. Artists Repertory Theater, 1516 SW Alder St, 241-9807, Tues-Thurs 7 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through June 30, $15-28

Under Milk Wood
Poet Dylan Thomas's only known theatrical work describes a day in the life of a Welsh sea town. Ironclad Productions, at the Hollywood Theatre, NE Sandy & 42nd, 275-8352, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, through June 29, $10-12