Ed Asner: On politics and performing

Ed Asner, who says a real Democrat is a euphemism for socialist, characterizes the current political environment as “like the monkeys escaped the zoo.” Photo by: Tim Leyes

In about 10 days, Ed Asner will take the stage at the Newport Performing Arts Center in the play God Help Us!  The 90-minute show is described as “a political comedy for our times, and centers on two opposite-leaning pundits who are transported to purgatory by the Supreme Being himself for the purpose of debating […]

Strutting and fretting along the Oregon Coast

Theater fans could do worse than to find themselves on the Coast this summer. Performers are taking the stage in multiple venues from Newport to Cannon Beach. Let’s start with a reminder that tickets are still available, but going fast, for God Help Us!, the play starring Emmy-award-winning actor Ed Asner and scheduled for just […]

‘God’ lends a hand to Newport theater drive

What started out as a plea for cash has turned into what likely will be the biggest draw at the Newport Performing Arts Center this summer. It’s a play called God Help Us!,  and playing the title role is the actor with more Emmys — seven — than any other male performer. You may know […]