Weekends were made for Michelob | And a case of theatre

Remember the old ad? Only if you’re of a certain age. Perhaps I just triggered that jingle to play ceaselessly in your head. Sorry.

While the days when you might have considered drinking a Michelob are longer gone than a Jimmy Carter v neck sweater, the weekend is still very much with us.

And with the weekend comes a veritable raft of theatre options in Portland.

Think of your little raft as floating down a river of Michelob toward the proverbial Niagara. Because there is so much good stuff coming up here, you’re going to have to paddle (or drink) furiously to survive alive.

So grab a six pack or a half rack or a case of shows and settle in.


Two hits of the year are vanishing this weekend. Surely, you’ve already seen, yes? NO?? Then point the raft toward Shaking The Tree and Artists Rep.

Thru 5.2 Shaking The Tree – SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER by Tennessee Williams (review)
Thru 5.3 Artists Repertory Theatre – THE PRICE by Arthur Miller (review)

Already on, in previews, or opening

And here comes the flood, one after another. Some of these are not open yet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go unofficially and sneak a peak. Surely you already know that the absolute best time to see a show is during previews?

New shows from Portland Playhouse, Artists Rep, and Portland Center Stage.

And a special three day only offering from the one and only Push Leg.

Push Leg awaits you - three days only.
Push Leg awaits you – three days only.

Thru 5.9 Theatre Vertigo – THE SCHOOL FOR LIES by David Ives (review)
Thru 5.16 Post5 Theatre – TWELFTH NIGHT by Bill Shakestein
Thru 5.24 Artists Repertory Theatre – 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog
Thru 5.23 CoHo Productions – GROUNDED by George Brant
Thru 5.24 Third Rail Rep – STATIC by Dan Rebellato
5.2 – 6.14 Portland Center Stage – THE LION by Benjamin Scheuer

See them all and you’ll have to answer to Kay Olsen.

Dance Party

Special category for PETE’s Sunday night dance party.