Opening This Week

Naked Boys Singing
Part two of Triangle's Summer Pride Series. Sing, naked boys, sing! Triangle Productions! at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont St, 239-5919, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, through July 21, $23-25

* The Use of Rumor and Silence
Linda Austin and dancers physicalize gossip, parody, mis-information, and general rumor-mongering. Performance Works NorthWest, 4625 SE 67th Ave, 777-1907, Thurs-Sat 8:30 pm, through June 30, $8-10

One Week Only

African American Theater Workshop
Explores the rich heritage of African American contributions to local and national theater. St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church, 120 NE Knott, 725-5389, Sat 2 pm, free

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A Contemporary Movement Ensemble, Seattle's newest dance company, presents an evening of dance set to classical guitar and provocative photographic imagery. Echo Theater, 1515 SE 37th, 256-5654, Fri-Sat 8 pm, $8-12

This Rodgers & Hammerstein classic spreads the age-old message that looking beautiful gets you farther in life than hard work and diligence. Portland Opera Company, 1515 SW Morrison, 241-1802, Tues-Sat 7:30 pm, Thurs, Sat-Sun 2 pm, $20-60

Oregon Ballet Presents American Choreographers Showcase
Program B of this celebration of new dance pieces, with world-premiere works by three of America's new female choreographers. Oregon Ballet Theatre, at PSU's Lincoln Hall, SW Broadway and Main, 222-5538, Thurs-Sun 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm, $5-80

Closing This Week

Featuring Loretta and Risk Everything
Two new one-acts set in a seedy motel from that master seedy motel craftsman, George Walker. Stark Raving Theater, at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont St, 232-7072, Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 4 pm, through June 16, $8-17

Generic Hospital
Improvisation in the tradition of soap opera and nighttime drama. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th Ave, 224-0688, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through June 16, $8

Lend Me A Tenor
The adventures of an opera-singing, temperamental womanizer, all served up with a healthy portion of food-o Italiano! Sylvia's Class Act Dinner Theater, 5115 NE Sandy Blvd, 288-6828, Thur-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, through June 17, $31.95 (includes dinner)

Current Runs

Due to popular demand, Imago has extended the run of this show, so don't miss your chance to see frogs, worms, cowboys, giant paper bags, and crazy cats. Imago Theater, 17 SE 8th Ave, 231-9581, Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun 1:30 pm, Sun 5:30 pm, through July 29, $9-18

Pinter on Pinter on Pinter
An actor playing Harold Pinter provides commentary for the performance of two of the real Pinter's early one-acts, The Collection and Night School. Cygnet Productions, 116 NE Russell St, 295-3555, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, through June 23, $12-15

Sexual Perversity in Chicago
Highlights of this glorious David Mamet play include sex and fire. Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 775-4324, Fri-Sat 10:30, through June 23, $8

Side Man
A 1950s jazz musician puts his gigs ahead of his wife and kid. Artists Repertory Theater, 1516 SW Alder St, 241-1278, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Tues-Thurs 7 pm, Sun 2 pm, through July 1, $15-26

The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams' autobiographical play about his domineering mother, his dead-end job, and his mentally disabled sister. Jack Oakes Theater, 2820 NE Sandy Blvd, 238-9692, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, through June 30, $10

Three one-acts exploring the lives of six troubled women. Magdelyn Theatre Company, 7600 N Hereford, 708-8554, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through June 23, $12-14

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