Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Portland Center Stage at The Armory is the largest theater company in Portland and among the top 20 regional theaters in the country. This year the company celebrates its 10th anniversary in its home at The Armory, the LEED-Platinum-certified historic …

Q & A with Ingrid Cole of “Menopause The Musical”

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

On March 25th, “Menopause The Musical” returns to the Winningstad Theatre. The play, which debuted in 2001 in a humble Orlando, FL theater, has an international sensation with productions having been staged in Italy, Great Britain, …

A Genuine Laugh Riot: Third Rail’s “Noises Off”

“Noises Off,” presented by Third Rail Repertory, runs through January 11.

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

A film scholar discussing their unhappy predicament in having to analyze Italian “spaghetti westerns once said, “to write about them is to kill them,” as the …

Rodney Hicks: On stage (and in love) in Portland

Rodney Hicks stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop.” Playing through Oct. 27 at Portland Center Stage. Photo by Patrick Weishampel
By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

When Broadway star Rodney Hicks came to Portland to play the …

‘The Fifth’: A Smashing Debut by Anon it Moves

“The Fifth,” starring , Glenn McCumber (center) as King Henry V, closes Aug. 25 at the Backdoor Theater.
By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

In his prologue to “Henry V,” Shakespeare apologizes in advance for his company’s paltry attempt to bring the shock …