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Portland Playhouse Extends Its Run of August Wilson’s Fences

The Play About Father/Son Dynamics Is Not to Be Missed

Patrick Buckmaster and Ann Pyne Are Throwing Portland’s Drag Parties

Kai Kais, Kikis and Getting Paid All Year Long

Siobhan O’Loughlin’s “Literally Immersive” Broken Bone Bathtub

O’Loughlin’s One-Woman Show Takes Place In the Tub of a Stranger

Where To See Theater, Stand-Up, or Improv in Portland

Ballet Is for Closers

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Closer Removes Audience and Dancer Boundaries

Sex, Marriage, Porn, Dildos

Alice Birch’s Hilarious Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Bundy Apologizin’

OPB’s Bundyville Serves Up Bundy Family Kool-Aid Shots

Portland Opera’s Rigoletto Is a Safe but Worthwhile Choice

With Top-Tier Vocal Talent, Verdi’s Classic Has Energy and Texture

A Stripped-Down Evita at Stumptown Stages

Good Performances, But Missing “Just a Little Touch of Star Quality”

The Thanksgiving Play Skewers America’s Worst Holiday

Larissa FastHorse’s Committed, Well-Crafted Satire Takes On Well-Meaning Liberals and Theater’s Diversity Problem

DeLanna Studi Walks the Trail of Tears

And So We Walked Charts the Reach of Generational Trauma

O, Democracy!

Hamilton Will Make You Feel Better About Being an American

Can't Get Into Hamilton? Here Are Some Hamilternatives!

At Portland Playhouse, Scarlet Gives Hester Prynne a Voice

And a Song! Surprise! It's a Scarlet Letter Musical!

Good Morning Miss America Takes on Mortality and Caretaking

CoHo's Latest Depicts a the Reality of Aging Without Sugarcoating

Syde-Ide Collaborations Puts Marginalized Voices Front and Center

The New Theater Company Is Here to Shake Up Portland’s Performance Scene

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing Reworks the Fairy-Tale Princess Trope

The Latest from CoHo Theatre Elevates a Nursery-Rhyme Plot Into Something Moving and Complex

Sleep No More! Shaking the Tree’s Macbeth is Here!

A Satisfyingly Dark Vision of Shakespeare’s Blood-Soaked Tragedy

Kodachrome Captures the Nostalgic Pull of Photography

The JAW Festival Pick Premieres at Portland Center Stage

So Long, Astoria

Portland Center Stage’s Ambitious Two-Part Play Comes to an End

Roller Coasters, Emotional and Otherwise, in 2.5 Minute Ride

Profile Theatre’s New Season Begins with Lisa Kron’s Reflection on Family and Trauma

Getting Lost in Magellanica

Artists Rep’s Six-Hour Behemoth is About More than Climate Change

New Theater from Eleanor O'Brien and Nikki Weaver

Sanity in Your Earbuds

Crooked Media’s Lovett or Leave It Is a Necessary Antidote to Trump’s America

Fertile Ground’s Accessible Art Returns

Your Best Bets Include Rosa Luxemburg, Sexual Revolutions, and a New and Improved Uncle Vanya

Cheer Up! There’s One Good Thing to See During Holiday Theater Season

You Should Go See A Christmas Carol. Yes, That Christmas Carol.

Top 20 Podcasts of 2017

Critiquing Christmas: Tuba Christmas

An Ode to the Orchestra’s Mightiest Instrument—the Tuba!

Send in the Clown

Nikki Brown Clown Brings Love and Laughter to Her People

“A Dash of Glitter” with Your 401(k)

Portand Podcaster Lillian Karabaic Makes Personal Finance Delightful

Critiquing Christmas: The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

Puppets, Choirs, and A BABY CAMEL

This Christmas, John Waters Wants Riots

The Pope of Trash Discusses His Favorite Holiday

Now Entering Psychic Utopia

Hand2Mouth Has Devised a Generous, Subtly Funny Play About Cults

Jesus! The Line for Hamilton Tickets is LOOOOOOOOONG!

Rotating Repertory Makes Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Work Sing

The Latest in Profile Theatre’s Season Dedicated to the Playwright is Its Most Ambitious Production Yet

Chris Coleman is Leaving Portland Center Stage

PICA Brings Steve Doughton’s Rarely Seen Video Work Back to Portland

Holding Onto an Era in Crisis with DELTA (and Aphex Twin)

Jay Flewelling Plays Himself

Please Underestimate Me Avoids the Solo Show Trap

Halloween Theater! Spooky! Scary!

Nesting: Vacancy Makes For a Frightening Binge-Watch

Nous, On Va Danser Breaks Through the Boys’ Club of Dance

Portland Choreographer Nancy Ellis Takes on Aging and Gender

Don't Miss the Horrifying Hilarity of Poltergeist Live!

UPRISE Fuses Politics with Choreography

In an Uncertain World, Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater Keeps Moving Forward

At Shaking the Tree, Anti-Fascist Theater Is Relevant Again

It’s Alive and Well in Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Don’t Get Caught

Artists Rep’s New Play Has a Super Dumb Secret

Don’t Walk Out of An Octoroon

Or You’ll Miss the Unsettling Brilliance of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
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