The latest hit to make the stage at Portland's Artists Repertory Theatre is an intriguing witches' brew of family drama and suspense thriller, with a generous bit of campy horror comedy stirred into the mix as well. Feathers and Teeth finds literal and figurative skeletons being uncovered in the home of a 13-year-old girl named Chris, who's now forced to face her greatest fear. But it's not the monster that may be living in their house that's giving her nightmares, it's a mystery-shrouded woman who's insinuated herself into Chris' once-idyllic family life. Playwright Charise Castro Smith has conjured up what looks to be the perfect live Halloween-themed treat.
God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza's comedy of (bad) manners, begins with two couples meeting to work things out after a playground altercation between their children. As the evening progresses, their behavior goes from civilized to outrageous as each couple tries to pin the blame on the other for the incident. From cutting dialogue to broad physical comedy, God of Carnage will defy your expectations at every turn, becoming more hilarious with each scene. Find out just how thin the line between civility and brutality is in this Lakewood Theatre Company production at the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego. This show contains adult language and is recommended for mature audiences.
Star of HBO's Looking and former Daily Show correspondent Lauren Weedman returns to the city she lovingly skewered in her last solo show, The People's Republic of Portland, for the world premiere of her latest one, Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore, on the main stage at the Portland Center Stage at The Armory. The award-winning star's new one-woman extravaganza finds her musing on romance and love gone horribly, terribly wrong through a combo of story and song, backed a live band and promising to sport some very large hair.
With 30 exhibits displaying more than 2,500 species of underwater life, there's plenty to keep you and your family engaged at the Portland Aquarium. Explore and observe a wide variety of birds, reptiles, and both cold water and tropical fish in settings that mimic their natural habitats. You're encouraged to hand-feed sharks, rays, birds and fish, or to get up-close and personal with many of the reptiles and other animals on exhibit. Touch a stingray, visit a tropical rainforest filled with exotic creatures, marvel at a giant Pacific octopus and much more. Your little ones might just leave with dreams of a career in marine biology.