Opening This Week

After the Facts & Porch
Two one acts by Jeffrey Sweet, and both featuring Keith Scales, the first as a businessman who upbraids a fledgling reporter, in the second as the same man who has a visit from a long lost daughter. LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY AT LAKEWOOD THEATER FOR THE ARTS, 368 S State St., 635-3901, Thur-Sun, 7 pm, $19

Rare Egyptian Dog Stamina
America itself is on trial in this multimedia comedy production. SLIDE COUNTRY FIRE DEPT., AT THE RUSSELL STREET THEATRE, 116 NE Russell Street, 402-1639, Fri-Sat, 11 pm, ends Feb 10, $6

One Week Only

* Safe is loosely based on the story of indiviudals, called the Gobsquad, who believe they could be rock stars, if only they could play music. The linear plot dissolves into a kind of moving picture that is theater, live music, and an exploraiton of urban despair. PICA AT PCC SYLVANIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 242-1419, Fri-Sat, 8 pm, $16

The Sunday Soapbox Series Presents: What is Money?
A one time forum designed to encourage community dialouge; it begins with discussion of the questions, "What is Money?" and moves on to a presentation called Sound Exchange , a currency program in the South Puget Sound. GROUNDSWELL GALLERY, 1800 NE Alberta, 331-1420, Saturday, 5 pm, free

Closing This Week

Cities on a Hill
Sojurn theater combines collage, movement, music, and multiple languages to explore the myth of the Oregon Trial, Asian immigration, and the idea of utopia. ECHO THEATER, 1515 SE 37th, 231-1232, Fri-Sun, through Jan 28, 8 pm, $10

Current Runs

All My Sons
Ted Roisum leads a cast of Portland regulars in this revival of Arthur Miller's play about the war at home. PROFILE THEATER PROJECT, AT THE STARK RAVING THEATER, 3430 SE Belmont St, 242-0080, Thurs-Sun 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, $12-$20

Eleven Angry Improvisers
* A courtroom flavored improv developed last fall ad ow acheivig full fledged theatrical status BRODY T*EATER 1904 W 27th Ave 2240688 FriSat 8 pm eds Feb 10 8

Never the Sinner
A play by John Logan about Leopold and Loeb, the rich Chicago child murderers, who were defeated by Clarence Darrow. ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATER, 1516 SW Alder St, 241-1278, through Feb 25, $15-$26

Oh Lost Weekend
* A typcially exotic Imago production, this one featuring water tanks, in service of Carol Triffle's play about a woman on trial for impersonating Queen Victoria. IMAGO THEATER, 17 SE 8th Ave, 231-9581, Through Feb 17 Thurs-Sat, $16-$18

Poona the Fuckdog & Other Plays for Children
Children's theater for adults-Political and cultural satire in the form of a series of childrens' fables, written by Jeff Goode. THEATRE VERTIGO AT THE RUSSELL STREET THEATER, 116 N Russell, 306-0870, through Feb 11, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, $12

A Mayan science fiction mystery musical, written by Danel Malan. MIRACLE THEATER GROUP, 525 SE Stark St, 236-7253, Fri-Sat, 8 pm, through Jan 27, $12

Rowdies on the River: An Unruly History of Portland
Tim Hill and John Remington's two person play about Portland's past, told in song and tall tale. PORTLAND SPIRIT, 224-3900, through Feb 28, boards at 6:30, $47-$52 (includes dinner)

Shirley Valentine
Willy Russell's play about a British housewife who takes a vacation to Greece in order to stop talking to the walls. TRIANGLE PRODUCTIONS! AT THEATER! THEATRE!, 3430 SE Belmont St, 239-5919, Thur-Sun, 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat , 8 pm through Feb 10, $17-$19

Twelfth Night
Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity, directed by James Cox. TYGRES HEART SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, 1111 SW Broadway, 288-8400, Thur, 7 pm, Fri - Sat, 8 pm, Sat-Sun, 2 pm, through Feb 18, $10-$30