Crossing Mnisose ("minne-show-she") tells the story of one of America's first feminists, Sacajawea, and draws a line from a completely original view of Lewis and Clark to the present day, as descendants of the Dakota and Lakota Nations continue their fight for the Mnisose (or what Europeans renamed the Missouri River) and the lands that serve as the burial grounds of their ancestors. See this new work from celebrated playwright, activist and attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee Nation), whose Manahatta captivated audiences at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, when it comes to The Armory's Main Stage in Portland.
"All I did was shoot him in the ass." Twenty-three hours a day in lockdown, Angel Cruz awaits the verdict of his murder trial. In the company of sociopaths and powermongers, he clutches hold of his humanity, struggling to reconcile how brutal consequences could be born from pure intentions. When a disillusioned public defender becomes emotionally attached to Angel's case, ethical lines are blurred in the pursuit of justice within a broken system. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis aims straight for the soul in this primal scream of a play. Co-produced by Beirut Wedding World Theatre Project, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train is the final stop in CoHo's Season 23.
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.
The creative team behind NWCT's Chitra: The Girl Prince and The Jungle Book brings you the story of Tenali, royal minister and irrepressible trickster. When the King's beloved peacock crown mysteriously disappears, it's up to Tenali to uncover the culprit and restore order to the kingdom, all while staying one step ahead of his enemies in the king's court. NWCT is proud to partner with director/choreographer Anita Menon on this hilarious whodunit filled with charm, wit, and breathtaking dance sequences at the Northwest Children's Theater and School in Portland.
Sometime in the dystopian future in a Gotham-like city, a water shortage leads to a government ban on private toilets. A greedy company sees opportunity and begins charging admission to take care of one of humanity's most basic needs -- until one man decides he's had enough and heroically rises against the system. Urinetown the Musical is a satirical tale of corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. The show's tuneful and irreverent score gives a nod to musicals from Broadway to Brecht and Weill, and parodies musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof and Les Miserables. The winner of multiple Tony Awards during its original Broadway run, Urinetown now comes to Portland's Brunish Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall. And fear not: You can use the facilities there free of charge.