Opening This Week

42nd Street

A big bold musical that chronicles the career of Broadway star Peggy Sawyer. Musical Theater Company, Eastside Performance Center, 531 SE 14th Avenue, 916-6592, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through Mar 4, $16-$28

One Week Only

Can I Sing For You Brother?
* The African American Drama Company performs a one-man play on the history of black leaders. Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, 768-7687, Feb 5 & 7, 7 pm, Free

La Boheme
The famous opera about crazy artists living large in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Portland Opera, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 241-1802, Feb 10, 12, 14, & 17, $25-$155

Muna Tseng's Ambiguous Ambassador: Slut for Art
Tseng's solo performance piece about her late brother, Tseng Kwong Chi, who died of AIDS in 1990. PICA at PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center, 242-1419, Feb 9 & 10, 8 pm, $13-$16

Closing This Week

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 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through Feb 11, $12-$20

Portland Center Stage tackles the issues of relationships in the age of Internet and promises lots of sex and nudity as a result. Portland Center Stage, 1111 SW Broadway, 274-6588, Through Feb 11, $14- $43

Eleven Angry Improvisers
* A courtroomflavored improv developed last fall ad ow acheivig fullfledged theatrical status Brody Theater 1904 W 27th Ave 2240688 FriSat 8 pm eds Feb 10 8

Poona the Fuckdog & Other Plays for Children
Your last chance to see a play called Poona the Fuckdog. Theatre Vertigo at the Russell Street Theater, 116 N Russell, 306-0870, through Feb 11, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, $12

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

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

Current Runs

12 Angry Men
Portland jurors struggle to sentence a murderous, patricidal 16-year old. Jack Oakes Theater, 2820 NE Sandy Blvd., 238-9692, through Feb 17, $10

After the Facts & Porch
Keith Scales stars in two one-acts by Jeffrey Sweet; the first as a businessman who upbraids a fledgling reporter, in the second as the same man gets a visit from a long-lost daughter. Lakewood TheatreCompany at Lakewood Theater for the Arts, 368 S State St., 635-3901, Thur-Sun, 7 pm, through Feb 19, $19

Young black poet, Clay, sees attractive white woman, Lula, in this 35-year old play about American cultural relations. Raindog Theatre, 8638 N Lombard St, 735-1946, Thurs-Fri 8 pm, ends Feb 24

Oh Lost Weekend
* A typcially exotic Imago productio this oe featurig water taks i service of Carol Triffle1s play about a woma o trial for impersoatig Quee Victoria See Review Imago Theater 17 SE 8th Ave 2319581 Through Feb 17 ThursSat 1618

Rowdies on the River: An Unruly History of Portland
A logger and a sailor sing songs about Portland lore. Portland Spirit, 224-3900, through Feb 28, boards at 6:30, $47-$52 (includes dinner)

Three Mutants
A Marsupial Girl, a mosquito beauty pageant, and an autopsy team up to investigate the ideas of beauty, femininity, and self-image. Defunkt Theatre, at the Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthrone Blvd, 938-1482, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, ends Feb 17, $6-$15

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