The Spectravagasm crew is back, with more brashness and off-the-wall humor for Spectravagasm IV: Opiate of The Masses. If you’re not tied down by dogma, or can chuckle at the ridiculousness of your own evangelistic ways, this show is guaranteed to make you laugh til you’re red in the face.
In a time where there’s a pill for just about everything that ails you, it can be tremendously overwhelming as to what actually helps and what just makes things worse. Everything has side effects, and that’s something the darkly funny short Therapy Hunger aims to point out.
No, fact number two is not a game I made up because I’m a 28 year old curmudgeon, but I was certainly excited about it.
This review is going to be something… completely different. A little magical, and a little sadistic… oh wait. Those are how one would describe the double-feature Unscriptables shows happening now at the Funhouse Lounge.
Ever wondered what it might have been like to spend your post-college years in a world resembling Sesame Street? Well, up until September 30th, you have the chance to witness that sort of life, at the Sanctuary Theater in Northeast Portland while they present Avenue Q, the hilarious Broadway musical that takes pot-shots at life and love when you’re fresh out of college.
Often when one imagines the term “Absurdist Play” it may conjure up images of men dressed as monkeys, chained to a park bench, talking about freedom or something comparably odd. Such was my thought process going into see the U.S. Premiere, performed by The Factory Theatre,of “Theatre Without Animals” (also, the first time the play has been performed in English) at the CoHo Theater.