Opening This Week

Old Times

Harold Pinter's play about two men and a woman discussing their pasts. PAULA PRODUCTIONS, AT THE JACK OAKES THEATER, 2820 NE Sandy Blvd, 238-9692, Thurs-Sat, 8 pm, through Dec 10, $8

Closing This Week

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, ends Nov 19, $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

* Iph ... (After Euripides' Iphigeneia 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

* 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, 295-3555, Thur-Sat, through Nov 18, $12-15

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery
Farce in which a woman's club attempts to stage a murder. SYLVIA'S CLASS ACT DINNER THEATER, 5115 NE Sandy Blvd, 288-6828, Thur-Sat, 7 pm, through Nov 18, $31.95

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

Current Runs

Yet another production of the popular musical. LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY AT LAKEWOOD THEATER FOR THE ARTS, 368 S State St, Lake Oswego, 635-3901, Thur-Sat 8 pm Sun 7 pm, ends Dec 17, $18-20

Blue Night in the Heart of the West
See review. SOWELU THEATER AT THE BACK DOOR THEATER, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 230-2090, Thur-Sat, 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, $7-15

* 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

* 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

Late Nite Catechism
A Chicago nun conducts an adult education class in the catechism, where she calls on "students" (the audience) to answer questions and sometimes "reprimands" them in a semi-scary nunly fashion. It's a cute, mildly entertaining play that is also extremely Cathocentric: it assumes the universality of Catholic concerns. Nonbelievers of all kinds will probably find this show irksome because at the play's center is a mushy acceptance of the religion's bizarre brain-teaser form of theology. It's also rather pricey for what you get-a one person show set in a standard classroom. CLOUD 9 PRODUCTIONS AT THE MAIN STREET THEATER, 904 SW Main St, 790-2787, Thur-Fri 8 pm, Sat 2 and 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, ends Nov 26, $24.50-$29.50

Steel Magnolias
Maggie Theater Company mounts this tale of five Southern ladies and the daughter with the deadly disease. FIREHOUSE THEATER, 1436 SW Montgomery St, 708-8554, Fri-Sat, 8 pm, Sun, 2 pm, through Dec 9, $12

The Cripple of INishmaAn
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 Imaginary Invalid
Imago's take on Moliere's play about doctors and hypochondria is fresh, modern, and funny. IMAGO THEATER, 17 SE 8th Ave, 231-9581, Thurs, 7:30, Fri-Sat, 8 pm, ends Dec 16, $16-18

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 St, Hillsboro, 640-9393, Fri-Sun, 8 pm, through Dec 3, $10