Opening This Week

Big Love

Charles Mee's variation on Aeschylus' tragedy The Suppliants. FIR ACRES THEATRE, LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd, 768-7495, Thurs-Sat, $5

* Diabolical Experiments
The Brody Theater improv group carries on with a pair of theatrical pieces generated by audience suggestions. BRODY THEATER, 1904 NW 27th Ave, 224-0688, Fri-Sat, 8 pm, through Dec 2, $8

One Week Only

2.5 Minute Ride
A solo performance piece from Lisa Kron. PICA AT PCC SYLVANIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 242-1419, Fri-Sat, 8 pm, at the Aladdin Theatre, Call for tickets

A puppetry version of the fairy tale about mean stepsisters and magic shoes. TEARS OF JOY THEATRE, Royal Durst Theatre, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, 3101 Main St, 248-0557, Sat-Sun, Call for ticket prices

Iph ... (After Euripides' Iphiogeneia in Aulis)
Irish playwright Colin Teevan's retelling of Iphigeneia in Aulis, set during the Trojan war. PSU THEATER DEPT, AT LINCOLN HALL, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, 1620 SW Park Ave, 725-3307, Fri-Sat, 8 pm, Sun, 2 pm, ends Nov 18, $6-8

Closing This Week

Dia de los Muertos Festival
Music, dance, puppetry, and singing combine to escort young Juanito, recently deceased, from the land of the living to the land of the dead, in this celebration of Day of the Dead celebration. MIRACLE THEATER, 525 SE Stark St, 236-7253, Thur-Sat, 8 pm, Sun, 2 pm, through Nov 11, $10-12

I love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
A musical paean to the joys of romance. TRIANGLE PRODUCTIONS! AT THEATER! THEATRE!, 3430 SE Belmont St, 239-5919, Fri-Sat, through Nov 10, Call for ticket prices

Unidentified Human Remains & the true Nature of Love
Canadian playwright Brad Fraser's drama about gay life, a serial killer, a dominatrix, drugs, and acting careers. TRIANGLE PRODUCTIONS! AT THEATER! THEATRE!, 3430 SE Belmont St, 239-5919, Thur-Sat, through Nov 11, Call for prices and show times

Current Runs

Ain't Misbehavin'
The musical about the life and songs of jazz musician Fats Waller. ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATER, 1516 SW Alder St, 241-1278, Sun 7 pm, Tues-Thurs 7 pm,ends Nov 17, $13.50

Harold and Maude
The cult movie about the relationship between an old movie and a suicidal kid comes to the stage. MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy, 244-0111, Thurs, 7:30, Fri, 8 pm, Sat,2 pm, $20-25

I Do, I Do
50 years in the life of one marriage are chronicled in this musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. MUSICAL THEATER COMPANY, EASTSIDE PERFORMANCE CENTER, 531 SE 14th Ave, 916-6592, through Nov 19, $16-28

* Interrupt---Interactive Hypermedia
A complex hybrid of man, machine, technology, performance space, stationary art, and collaboration across art forms. LIMINAL, 2808 NE MLK Jr Blvd #13, 229-3979, Thur-Sat, every 10 minutes from 8-10 pm, through Dec 3, $6-15

* Not About Heroes
The story of short-lived British poets Sigfried Sassoon (Grant Byington) and Wilfred Owen (Jeffrey Szusterman), truncated by World War I. Byington and new import Szusterman are excellent in this delicate, literary play. CYGNET PRODUCTIONS, 116 NE Russell St, 230-8827, Thur-Sat, through Nov 18, $12-15

The Cripple of Irishman
Martin McDonagh's cult play about an Irish lad who goes to Hollywood in an effort to join a cast of Robert Flaherty's Man of Aran. PORTLAND CENTER STAGE, 1111 SW Broadway, 274-6588, Almost daily, through Nov 26, Call for prices, showtimes

The Folio
An imaginary account of how the plays of Shakespeare-that grab-bag, more or less mythical figure to whom we attribute many virtues, were first brought together and published. COHO PRODUCTIONS AT THE PHOENIX THEATER, 326 NW 21st Ave, 295-3565, Thur-Sat, 8 pm, through Nov 19, $12-14

The Price
Old-fashioned '50s-style middlebrow director Arthur Miller's play is mounted in the first of many presentations from his corpus. PROFILE THEATER PROJECT, AT THE STARK RAVING THEATER, 3430 SE Belmont St, 242-0080, Thur-Sat, 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through Nov 19, $12-20

The Tinker's Wedding and In the Shadow of the Glen
Paula Productions commences its 14th season with two short plays by John Millington Synge, the first about a wedding day squabble among traveling gypsies, the second a Ryan's Daughter-style tale of a May-September marriage. PAULA PRODUCTIONS, AT THE JACK OAKES THEATER, 232 NE Lincoln Street, 640-9393, Fri-Sun, 8 pm, through Dec 3, $10