REALLY REALLY by Paul Downs Colaizzo opens Friday at Portland Actors Conservatory

Kids these days.

If you enjoy high energy plays about young people behaving if not badly then in complicated ways, you may want to check out REALLY REALLY by Paul Downs Colaizzo at Portland Actors Conservatory. Opens Friday.

You’ll recall the outstanding production of SUBURBIA at PAC two years ago.

Chances are, they’ve got another keeper on their hands here.

Previews Wednesday and Thursday. Opens Friday. Through April 27.

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Lauren Silverstein as Bee-Bee in SUBURBIA at PAC, 2013.  Photo: Gary Norman.

Lauren Silverstein as Bee-Bee in SUBURBIA at PAC, 2013. Photo: Gary Norman.

Rockin’ the suburbs

Portland Actors Conservatory is rockin’ the SW suburbs right now with a terrific production of SUBURBIA by Eric Bogosian.

Let me tell ya’ll what it’s like
Being male, middle class and white
It’s a bitch, if you don’t believe
Listen up to my new CD, sham on

I got shit running through my brain
So intense that I can’t explain
All alone in my white boy pain
Shake your booty while the band complains

I’m rockin’ the suburbs
Just like Quiet Riot did
I’m rockin’ the suburbs
Except that they were talented
-Ben Folds

Morning behind the mini mart.  Gonna be one of those days.  Steve Vanderzee as and Adam Stockman. Photo: Gary Norman.

Morning behind the mini mart. Gonna be one of those days. Steve Vanderzee and Adam Stockman. Photo: Gary Norman.


Steve Vanderzee, a 2012 PAC graduate, returns for SUBURBIA.  Photo: Gary Norman.

Steve Vanderzee, a 2012 PAC graduate, returns for SUBURBIA. Photo: Gary Norman.


Adam Stockman and [name coming soon].  Photo: Gary Norman.

Adam Stockman and Tiffany Groben as the unforgettable Sooze. Photo: Gary Norman.


Raj Patel, Jared Baker, and Adam Stockman.  Photo: Gary Norman.

Raj Patel, Jared Baker, and Adam Stockman. Photo: Gary Norman.


White boy pain = trouble.  Adam Stockman and Raj Patel.  Photo: Gary Norman.

White boy pain = trouble. Adam Stockman and Raj Patel. Photo: Gary Norman.


Jared Baker and Lauren Silverstein.  Photo: Gary Norman.

Jared Baker and Lauren Silverstein. Photo: Gary Norman.


Lauren Silverstein as Bee-Bee.  Photo: Gary Norman.

Lauren Silverstein as Bee-Bee. Photo: Gary Norman.


Samson Syharath and Adam Stockman.  Photo: Gary Norman.

Samson Syharath and Adam Stockman. Photo: Gary Norman.