Theatre Review- A Streetcar Named Desire

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Streetcar is one of those iconic plays of American theatre that infiltrates deep into our collective subconscious, we all know the scene where Stanley screams Stella’s name and Blanche’s iconic final line, “I have always depended …

Theatre Review – Stupid F**king Bird

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

 

There’s a lot to say about Stupid F**king Bird at Portland Center Stage. It’s one of the most deliberate shows I think I’ve ever seen. Deliberate as in, the fourth wall is gone, the characters address …

Theatre Review – Each and Every Thing

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Sharing the studio at Portland Center Stage with Forever is a one-man show by Dan Hoyle, Each, and Every Thing. He brought an interesting one-man show to Portland Center Stage back in 2011, The Real Americans, …

Theatre Review – Forever

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Forever is a difficult show to talk about, so I’ll start with this: Walking out of the show no one in the audience could say anything right away; we were all reeling from what we had …

Theatre Review: Great Expectations

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

There are three things to know about seeing Great Expectations at Portland Center Stage. First, it’s produced by Book-It Repertory Theatre from Seattle. Book-It’s main jam is adapting books into plays; the text is taken directly …

Theatre Review: Sex With Strangers

Sex with Strangers is an engaging, and of course, sexy show. It raises some interesting questions about the nature of relationships and publishing…

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Olivia (Danielle Slavick) and Ethan (Christopher M. Smith) meet at a writer’s retreat in …

Theater Review: “Three Days of Rain” at PCS

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

It’s 1995 Manhattan. Boston business woman Nan (Lisa Datz) has come to a derelict apartment to collect her troubled, eccentric brother Walker (Silas Weir Mitchell) to attend their father’s will reading.

That father, Ned Janeway, was a …

Chris Coleman: A Life in the Theater

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

Chris Coleman became artistic director of Portland Center Stage in 2000, and has led the institution, which formed in 1988 as a branch of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, for over half its existence.

Watching him welcome the …