Here it comes. The weekend.
As you detox down from TBA highs and heights, there’s no reason to go off the habit completely. All sorts of stuff is either already on or opening soon.
So get out there.
Saturday night launch party for the latest show from Action/Adventure!
And don’t miss Late Night Action Monday night at Mississippi Studios.
9.9 – 10.5 Artists Repertory Theatre – INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage
9.11 – 10.11 Badass Theatre Company – SANS MERCI by Johnna Adams
9.20 – 11.2 Portland Center Stage – DREAMGIRLS by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen
9.24 – 11.2 Portland Playhouse – THE PIANO LESSON by August Wilson
9.26 MY WALK HAS NEVER BEEN AVERAGE by Roberta Hunte and Bonnie Ratner
9.26 Well Arts – GIRL BE HEARD: PORTLAND
9.26 – 10.4 Bad Reputation Productions – LONE WOLVES
9.26 – 10.19 Third Rail Rep – MIDDLETOWN by Will Eno
9.27 Action/Adventure – Space Race Launch Party
9.29 Action/Adventure – Late Night Action w/ Alex Falcone
Here they come.
The denizens of planet Eno are hitting the town.
Starting Friday at Third Rail.
Here it comes. One of Portland’s up and coming shows is upscaling and upsizing and uplifting and heading up north.
The live talk show Late Night Action is back with an all new for season number 5. And they’re at Mississippi Studios this coming Monday night.
It’s the perfect space for a show like this, and for only $10, you cannot find better entertainment value anywhere else in the city. So get your tickets.
Check out more LNA info and be sure to get on their mailing list so you don’t miss a thing.
Monday, Sep 29
3939 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
TBA:14 we hardly knew ya | A banner year from PICA shows there is a significant audience in Portland for contemporary performance
It’s here and then – just like that. It’s gone.
Holy frijoles. Did anyone get the number on that truck? Or was it a van?
You know – the one that just rampaged all over Portland, Ore-gone, blowing the minds of thousands nightly and daily for a week and a half straight.
I got a few letters off the license plate – something like “TBA…”?
Ladies and gentlemen, blow your trumpets, ignite your rockets, dash your glasses in the fireplace and pop your vast, glitter-filled balloons tied together by satin ribbons while ye crowd surf o’er delirious, beauty-besotted, glam-burned revelers. At 2 AM.
For she is gone – GONE I TELL YOU!!! – and we will not see her like again.
For at least another 349 days.
sound effect: **KABOOM**
That’s a wrap.
And THEN that’s a wrap.
Et voila. TBA brings them – THOSE PEOPLE – out of the woodwork. The audience. TBA causes citizens to stand in line (sometimes for seemingly half the performance but no matter) like they’re hoping to score a WHO ticket in the late 1970’s. TBA fills every single fixed seat in Lincoln Hall as well as every discretely placed, fire code-challenging folding chair. WHAT?? And then there are people sitting on steps and standing in the back. TBA causes perfectly reasonable Portlanders to settle for way too little sleep night after night after night. Because the schedule doesn’t let up.
Every September, Portland awakens to the on season with a super-charged display of what’s current and exciting – and of what is possible with vision. For ten days, PDX is ablaze with the vital energy of performance that spills out of sanctioned spaces and infects the city.
TBA, you (in the words of an Annie Baker character) are a triple dimensional superstar.
Bravo, PICA. Keep on keepin’ on…
But don’t answer yet. You also get…
What if you had an app or web site where you could view a gallery of images for shows that are on now or opening soon? Wouldn’t that be kinda fun?
Here’s an experimental version to give the look and feel:
Try opening on your mobile and/or a big screen. Flip through the images. Right now there is no additional identifying info (and these are not really shows that are about to be on).
But you get the idea.
There are many, many sites with text listings of what’s on. But nothing quite captures the excitement of live performance like an image.