Opera: There and Back Again

Renegade Opera’s “Orfeo in Underland” chronicles a tragic and transcendent journey to the afterlife.

Theater review: Uncle Vanya lets his hair down

Before Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble’s smashing version of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” takes center stage in this particular review—and it will, I promise, it will—allow me a little digression? We all come to the theater in various states: physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual. The theater may change one or all of those states (which is exactly […]