Opening This Week

"Manos" The Hands of Fate
This retelling of a 1966 horror film, by the spankin' new company Last Rites, includes "polygamy, mutilation, and graphic violence." Awesome. Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, 242-0080, Thurs-Sat 10:30 pm, $8-10

Far Away
Liminal's production of Caryl Churchill's "dark, quasi-political" Far Away includes a live soundtrack and a set composed entirely of video projections. Goldsmith Building, 10 NW 5th, 233-4420, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, $6-10

The Seagull
The usually solid Artists Repertory Theatre presents Anton Chekhov's insightful and humorous meditation on love and desire, in a world-premier adaptation penned by Portlander Joseph Fisher. Artists Repertory Theatre, 1516 SW Alder, 241-1278, Tues-Thurs, Sun 7 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through Feb 26, $15-40

Current Runs

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
defunkt theatre brings to life Gertrude Stein's wicked take on the Faust legend, which marries music and poetry with Stein's own unique, challenging voice. Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne, 481-2960, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, $10-15


Six Bits
If it's been a while since you've been ridiculed in public, head on down to the Brody Theater for a night of improv based on personal info provided by audience members. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th, 224-0688, Fri-Sat 8 pm, $7-10


Black & White
The Extreme Dance Company presents a "journey past Black & White and into full color." Whatever that means. Crown Ballroom, 918 SW Yamhill, 347-8777, Thurs-Fri 7:30 pm, $15