PERMISSION by Robert Askins at MCC Theater

Farcical. But in a bad way. Unbelievably thin. About 1% the intelligence and bite of THE VILLAGE BIKE. Nowhere near good enough to be on stage at MCC. Baffling. Enough material for a ten minute joke. First act 37 minutes. Second act devolves into pointless physical chaos. Playwright and producer deserve a paddling.

Thru June 14

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Ravish me, beat me, murder my husband | THE VILLAGE BIKE by Penelope Skinner at MCC Theater is an incendiary bomb wrapped inside a pink bunny

In case you thought theater had lost the power to shock. A deceptive comedy turned maternal sex fantasy/nightmare that had a New York preview audience squirming in their seats. Gerwig is good, but the role is a real challenge. A play that will never, ever be done in Portland. Massive.

Thru July 13 (extended)

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