BWW Review: In THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, a Linguist Can't Find the Right Words for Love, at Portland Playhouse
by Krista Garver - May 26, 2017

THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, the last show in Portland Playhouse's season, explores all of the ways language (spoken, written, nonverbal, even the language of food) both serves and fails us when it comes to human relationships. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Portland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for Portland (more...)

Portland Actors Conservatory to Present Modern Riff on The Scarlet Letter, IN THE BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Pulitzer Prize- and Obie Award-winning writer Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) has written a haunting adaptation on Nathaniel Hawthorne's famed novel The Scarlet Letter. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for Portland (more...)

Portland Actors Conservatory to Present Modern Riff on The Scarlet Letter, IN THE BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Pulitzer Prize- and Obie Award-winning writer Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) has written a haunting adaptation on Nathaniel Hawthorne's famed novel The Scarlet Letter. (more...)

BWW Review: August Wilson on the Making of an Artist in HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, at Portland Playhouse
by Krista Garver - Sep 29, 2016

If you'd like to know how August Wilson went from humble beginnings to a beloved (and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning) playwright, then make your way over to Portland Playhouse for HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, a one-man show originally written as a memoir and performed by the playwright himself. (more...)

BWW Review: Ancestry, Identity Collide in BLUE DOOR, at Profile Theatre
by Krista Garver - Apr 14, 2016

Are we the products of our cultural history? Or can we create ourselves from scratch as something new? (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MOTHERF***ER WITH THE HAT Is a Brutally Romantic Comedy at Artists Rep
by Patrick Brassell - Mar 9, 2014

The plot boils down to whether Veronica cheated, and with whom, and whether she will ever stop abusing substances, and whether Jackie can manage to stay sober. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Artists Rep's THE MOTHERF****** WITH THE HAT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Artists Rep presents the Northwest premiere of The Motherfucker With the Hat by Stephen Aldy Guirgis, now through March 30. This hard-hitting, comedic play premiered on Broadway in 2011 starring Chris Rock, making his Broadway debut as Ralph D. and was directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Kevin Jones will direct Artists Rep's production starring Victor Mack as Ralph D. The Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Play, and is one of the most produced plays in the country. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE MOTHERF**CKER WITH THE HAT Begins 2/25 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Artists Rep will present the Northwest premiere of The Motherfucker With the Hat by Stephen Aldy Guirgis, from February 25 through March 30. This hard-hitting, comedic play premiered on Broadway in 2011 starring Chris Rock, making his Broadway debut as Ralph D. and was directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Kevin Jones will direct Artists Rep's production starring Victor Mack as Ralph D. The Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Play, and is currently one of the Top 10 most produced plays in the country. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Road to Hell Begins with a Backyard Barbecue in DETROIT at Portland Playhouse
by Patrick Brassell - Oct 7, 2013

Lisa D'Amour's play Detroit does not specifically take place in Michigan, but everything about it reminded me of my hometown. Daniel Meeker's stunning set presents us with a couple of middle-class suburban patios, shabby around the edges, with worn paint, cheap outdoor furniture, and stained concrete. There's even real grass on the stage - a nice touch that adds to the truth of what's about to happen. (more...)

THE BIG MEAL, THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD and More Set for Artists Rep's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2013

Artists Repertory Theatre's 2013/14 season will continue our vision of finding and producing adventurous, provocative work that challenges audiences and artists alike. Next season's play offerings will enhance Artists Rep's role as Portland's premiere mid-size regional theatre company by offering nine of the most cutting-edge plays available today, written by internationally prestigious playwrights, guided by esteemed directors and featuring casts who will unleash these stories onto our stages. (more...)

THE BIG MEAL, THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD and More Set for Artists Rep's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

Artists Repertory Theatre's 2013/14 season will continue our vision of finding and producing adventurous, provocative work that challenges audiences and artists alike. Next season's play offerings will enhance Artists Rep's role as Portland's premiere mid-size regional theatre company by offering nine of the most cutting-edge plays available today, written by internationally prestigious playwrights, guided by esteemed directors and featuring casts who will unleash these stories onto our stages. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ITHAKA Journies Into Mind and Heart of a Returning Soldier
by Patrick Brassell - Jun 2, 2013

When soldiers go to war, they find themselves in unbearable, life-threatening situations, and terrible things happen. Then, if they survive, they have to find their way back to the places they lived before, where society expects them to pick up where they left off. But soldiers are changed by what they see and do, and coming back isn't all that simple. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Victor Mack, Dana Millican and More in Artists Rep's ITHAKA
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

How long does the battle continue after a soldier returns home? Artists Repertory Theatre is honored to present Andrea Stolowitz's challenging new play, Ithaka, with extensive enrichment programming. Ithaka runs May 28 through June 30 on the Morrison Stage, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR. BroadwayWorld has a first look below. (more...)

Artists Rep to Present ITHAKA, 5/28-6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

How long does the battle continue after a soldier returns home? Artists Repertory Theatre is honored to present Andrea Stolowitz's challenging new play, Ithaka, with extensive enrichment programming. Ithaka runs May 28 through June 30 on the Morrison Stage, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR. (more...)

Artists Rep to Present ITHAKA, 5/28-6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

How long does the battle continue after a soldier returns home? Artists Repertory Theatre is honored to present Andrea Stolowitz's challenging new play, Ithaka, with extensive enrichment programming. Ithaka runs May 28 through June 30 on the Morrison Stage, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cygnet Theatre's GEM OF THE OCEAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Cygnet Theatre will continue its 10th Anniversary Season by presenting the San Diego Premiere of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean. The first play, chronologically, in Wilson's epic Century Cycle, Gem of the Ocean is set to perform now through February 24th, 2013, at Cygnet's Old Town Theatre. Press Opening is scheduled for tomorrow, February 2nd, 2013. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Present GEM OF THE OCEAN, Beginning January 24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

Cygnet Theatre will continue its 10th Anniversary Season by presenting the San Diego Premiere of August Wilson'sGem of the Ocean. The first play, chronologically, in Wilson's epic Century Cycle, Gem of the Ocean is set to perform January 24ththrough February 24th, 2013, at Cygnet's Old Town Theatre. Press Opening is scheduled for February 2nd, 2013. (more...)

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