Opening This Week

Frogs, worms, cowboys, giant paper bags, crazy cats. Imago Theater, 17 SE 8th Ave, 231-9581, Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun 1:30 pm, Sun 5:30 pm, $9-$18

9 Red Steps
New dance piece by Mary Oslund, based on a story about sudden incidents which leave their distinct mark on twin lives. Conduit Studio, 918 SW Yamhill, 4th Floor, 221-5857, Fri-Sun 8 pm, through April 29, $12-$13

Head-Crazy Brain Girl
An epic tale of a nazi vixen, a plucky schoolgirl, and Captain Nemo. The Gunhappy Theatrical Ensemble, at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, 258-1681, Fri-Sat 10:30 pm, through May 5, $7

Objects for the Emancipated Consumer
A multimedia spy drama and 360 degree interactive performance. Liminal, Top floor of the The Dekum Building, 519 SW Third, 229-3979, Thurs-Fri 8 pm, through May 19, $8-$15

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot
Gabriela's reality is the moon's music, coyote voices from the desert, and vampires. Miracle Theater Group, 525 SE Stark St, 236-7253, Thurs 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through May 19, $12-$16

The Goddess Perlman
A musical about one funky bad-ass mama. Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Fri-Sat 10:30 pm, through April 28, $15

Tongue of a Bird
A search-and-rescue pilot searches for her abducted daughter. Theatre Imagine, at the IFCC, 5340 N Interstate Ave, 780-1886, Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm, through May 12, $10-$12

Veronica's Position
It's actually not a porno, but a sex farce. Unfortunately, there is a difference. Triangle Productions! at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont St, 239-5919, Thurs 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through May 19, $17-$19

One Week Only

Cabret Boris & Natasha
Celebrate spring with this explosion of dance, film, performance art, and spoken word. Performance Works NorthWest, 4625 SE 67th Ave, 777-1907, Fri-Sat 8 pm, $12-$14

First Impressions
An evening of new works by BodyVox artistic directors, dancers, and guests. BodyVox Dance Studio, 1300 NW Northrup, 229-0627, Thurs-Sat 8 pm

Within Without
Modern dance and videography combine to explore the complex relationships of people. Kinetic Images Dance Company, at PCC Performing Arts Center, 12000 SW 49th, 224-8499, Fri-Sat 8 pm, $14-$16

Closing This Week

A New Brain
PCS's first musical ever, about one man who contemplates his life in the face of a fatal brain disease. Portland Center Stage, 1111 SW Broadway, 274-6588, Tues-Wed 7 pm, Thurs 12, 8 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7, 2 pm, through Apr 22, $10-$43

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll
David Seitz performs Eric Bogosian's one-man show. Stark Raving Theater, at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont St, 232-7072, Fri -Sat 10:30 pm, through Mar 24, $13-$14

The Killing Game
A cardboard suburb gets ravaged by a deadly disease. Lewis & Clark College, 615 SW Palatine Hill Road, 224-8499, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, $3-$8

Current Runs

a Kind of Surrender
A man gets lost in his own apartment and a woman, not surprisingly, mocks him. The Engaged Theater, at It's A Beautiful Pizza, 3341 SE Belmont, 788-6670, Thurs-Fri 8 pm, through May 5, $1-$6

Brutality of Fact
Keith Reddin's effort to shed a ray of artistic light on the cause and effect of religious extremism. Theatre Vertigo at the Russell Street Theater, 116 N Russell, 306-0870, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, through May 5, $12

The Ride Down Mount Morgan
A man with two wives who don't know about each other finds himself in the hospital, with both wives about to come for a little visit... Profile Theater Project, at Theater! Theater!, 3430 SE Belmont St, 242-0080, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through May 6, $12-$15

The Swan
A nurse from Nebraska is transformed by a swan that crashes in her living room. Sowelu Theater at the Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 230-2090, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, through Apr 29,$7-$15

* The Weir
Conor McPherson's masterpiece about ghost stories in an Irish pub. Artists Repertory Theater, 1516 SW Alder St, 241-1278, Tues-Thurs, 7 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm Sun 2 pm, though Apr 29, Tues-Thurs, Sun, $22, Fri-Sat, $26

Two by Four
An evening of thematic improv from Brody veterans Tom Johnson, Brian Kameoka, Kerry Leek, and Kate Poland. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th Ave, 224-0688, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through Apr 28, $8