One Week Only

The Portland Opera presents a cutting edge version of the infamous tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for youth and pleasure. Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, 222-5538, Sat, Mon, Wed, 7:30 pm, $39-140

Current Runs

La Carpa Calavera: El Dia De Los Muertos Festival
The Miracle Theater celebrates the Day of the Dead with a vaudeville style performance that takes a "satirical look at issues of immigration and assimilation." The Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark, 236-7253, Thurs 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, $15-18

Mr. Marmalade
Mr. Marmalade is a perfect selection for the ART's Second Stage: and most of all, the script is freaking awesome. Lucy (Laura Faye Smith) is a four-year-old girl trapped in an abusive relationship with her imaginary friend. "Mr. Marmalade" (Tim True) lies, breaks play dates, and blows coke off the playroom table. It's a trip. Psychologically disturbing, malicious, hilarious... AH Artists Repertory Theatre, 1516 SW Alder, 241-1278, Tues-Thurs 7 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, 7 pm, $15-40

Insight Out examines the relationship between art and responsibility by way of the ever-fascinating Leni Riefenstahl, who made propaganda films for the Nazi Party. The Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, Thurs-Sat 8:30 pm, $15 (Thurs sliding scale)

Jingle Spree
CoHo kicks off their fifth season with a dark, twisted look at the contemporary family. Coho Theatre, 2257 NW Raleigh, 220-COHO, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, $20-23