Opening This Week

The Heidi Chronicles
Profile's Wendy Wasserstein series continues with Wasserstein's Pulitzer and Tony-winning look at the changing roles of women in the years between 1965 and 1989. Featuring Eleanor O'Brien and the always-awesome Michael Mendelson. Profile Theatre at Theatre! Theater!, 3430 SE Belmont, 242-0080, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, $10-28

Number Three
Ebbe Roe Smith's Number Three was voted audience favorite at 2005's JAW/West Festival, and Third Rail Repertory is pretty much the shit. I'm looking forward to this one. Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N Interstate, 235-1101, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, $15-24

One Week Only

The Hotel Play
The New House Theatre uses the Heathman Hotel as the setting for Wallace Shawn's dark comedy about the daily interactions and affairs of a hotel clerk. Admission is limited, call (971)563-4284 for reservations. Heathman Hotel, 1001 SW Broadway, 241-4100, Thurs 8 pm, Fri 10 pm, free (suggested donation $10)

Closing This Week

And Then There Were None...
Seemingly one of the most frequently produced plays of all time, And Then There Were None is a favorite of high schools and community theaters everywhere. It's easy to understand why; the cast is full of quirky characters, the dialogue is snappy and full of cute Britishisms, ("het up," etc.), and the plot, of course, is a classic. Ten men and women are assembled on a deserted island, presented with a list of their "crimes" (all stand accused of murder), and then they are killed, one by one. The creepy catch is that each death corresponds to a line in the children's rhyme "10 Little Indians." Throw in a bait-and-switch ending and a little romantic subplot, and you've got yourself a quaint, crowd-pleasing thriller. The Northwest Classical Theater Company does a great job with this tidy little melodrama: The production nails all the requisite elements, from the dry British wit to a tense whodunit scheme, to mustachioed stiff upper lips. AH Shoe Box Theater, 2110 SE 10th, 274-4771, Thurs-Sat 7 pm, Sun 2 pm, $12-18

Current Runs

Can't Say I Do
See review this issue World Trade Center Auditorium, 121 SW Salmon, keypdx.com, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 3 pm, $20-25

Misalliance
Portland Center Stage tackles the George Bernard Shaw satire of the "mating rituals of the British upper class." Gerding Theater, 128 NW 11th, Tues-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm, 7:30 pm, $16.50-59.50