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February 2015


February 13 - March 21

a play by Madeleine George, directed by JoAnn Johnson premieres February 13-March 21. Presented by Defunkt at Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (enter through Common Grounds coffeeshop), George describes her play as “the limits but also the luxuries of language, about what we cherish about our uniquely human capacity for language as well as what it costs us to communicate in this way.” Brodie, a Doctor of Linguistics in her mid 40s, decides to have a baby on…

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March 2015

Mary Stuart (and Queen Elizabeth I )

March 5 - 29

The Northwest Classical Theatre Company and Cygnet Productions have collaborated for the first time for the Portland premiere of Mary Stuart. The play runs through March 29 at Shoebox Theatre, 2110 SE 10th St. and was written by Peter Oswald and directed by Elizabeth Huffman. The story is based on the original 19th Century classic by Friedrich Schiller. Photo by Jack Wells Mary Stuart (also known as Mary, Queen of Scots)  escapes to England, after an unsuccessful attempt to regain…

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Alan Rose at Eastbank Commerce Center

March 5 - 31

Recent paintings from Alan Rose’s Wiseguy Narratives are on the walls of the Eastbank Commerce Center, 1001 SE Water Ave. for the month of March. Rose’s images of ordinary people in everyday situations, have a  offbeat point of view. Scribbly doodles evolve into peculiar painted images that are thought-provoking, flat, cartoony and constrained. Born and raised in rural Nebraska, Rose lives in SE  Portland.alanrosestudio.com Lobby hours are Monday 7 am to 8 pm, Tuesday – Saturday:  7 am to 11…

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March 5 - 28

is a series of absurd one act parodies by Christopher Durang skewering well-known plays by Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard and others. Durang twists up American classics and culture in this production directed by Samuel Dinkowitz. The show is performed Friday – Sunday, through March 28. All shows at 7:30 pm at Post5’s new address 1666 SE Lambert St. See www.post5theatre.org.  

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March 5 - 21

a play by Madeleine George, continues through March 21 at Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (entrance through Common Grounds) presented by Defunkt. Brodie, a Doctor of Linguistics in her mid 40s, decides to have a baby on her own. She learns the child may have genetic problems, and wonders whether she can accept and love a child that may never be able to speak to her. Reservations encouraged as space is limited. 503.481.2960 or defunktheatre.com.  

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New show at Sowing Seeds

March 6 - 31

This is Spreading Feathers, fashioned from acrylic, oil pastel, charcoal, graphite, paper and wax on wood-board from Jenny Siegel’s new show Sowing Seeds at 12×16 Gallery, 8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5. Siegel’s paintings, etchings, and collage explore social, ecological, and emotional responsibility, curiosity and contemplation. See jennysiegel.com. Also featured in the March show is Kelly Saxton’s mixed media winter landscapes. See kellysaxton.com. First Friday is March 6, from 6 – 9 pm and the Artists’ Reception is Sunday March 8, 2…

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March 12 - April 5

1050 SE Clinton St., put out a public call to writers and directors to submit ideas for the company’s next great show. Four Pilots were chosen and will premiere over four weekends, March 12 – April 5. Audiences vote for their favorite Pilot and the theatre will give the winner a mainstage run in their 2015/2016 Season. Finalists are From Beyond by Brian Kuwabara; Punching and Wizardry by Ben Coleman; Nesting by Joel Patrick Durham and No Man’s Land by…

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March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

by The Ensemble, is Sunday, March 22 at Saint Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1112 SE 41st Ave. at 4 pm. The concert consists of a cycle of 20 Italian spiritual madrigals with a concluding Latin motet composed by Orlando di Lasso. The work is structured in three sections of seven compositions, written for seven parts and uses seven of the church modes. The Ensemble will perform the work with seven singers. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for Seniors, $20 for…

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April 2015


April 10 - 19

The Young Professionals Company at Oregon’s Children Theatre present columbinus, a play directed by Lava Alapai, opening April 10 at the YP Studio Theater, 1939 NE Sandy Blvd. Sparked by the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, columbinus combines fact and fiction and explores 21st century American adolescence. Drawn from interviews, police evidence and the diaries of the shooters, the production looks at this event 16 years later. The Young Professionals Company selected this play to give…

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