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DramaWatch: More sugar in the Chekhov tea

PETE’s “Cherry Orchard” is an energizing jolt of the sweetly unexpected. Plus the opening of “Desperate Measures” and last chance for “Bad World” and “The Music Man.”

Bobby Bermea: Au Revoir, Elgin

After traveling cross-state to play Othello, a Portland actor bids a fond farewell to a brand new Shakespeare festival and its small town in the northeast corner of Oregon.

DramaWatch: Chekhov for modern times

PETE’s radically slimmed-down “Cherry Orchard” streamlines a classic. Plus Risk/Reward, last chance for “Mr. Madam,” and more.

Bobby Bermea: Welcome to Elgin

In far northeastern Oregon, the curtain’s rising on a brand new Shakespeare festival. A Portland actor revels in the adventure.

DramaWatch: Rhinos & cheap Italian food

Imago’s “Julia’s Place” starts with Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros” and then stampedes off to an Italian restaurant. Plus openings, closings, and a little improv “Weekend at Bernie’s.”