This is Our Town

Beginning Nov. 14, the Portland State School of Theatre + Film will be presenting Our Town, a live adaptation of Thorton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1938 play of the same name….

Arts on a budget

It’s Friday night and you want to do something. You already know that you’re going to head to that party later, or maybe meet your friends at the bar, but…

When the soldier comes home

Lanie has recently returned home from her tour of duty in Afghanistan to find that the world she left behind during her deployment is not the same world that she has returned to. Much like the legendary soldier Odysseus, Lanie learns that home will never be the same again for a soldier returning from war.

Taking artistic risks

Imago Theatre is closing out its 2012–2013 season this weekend with Beaux Arts Club, a new play written by Imago co-founder Carol Triffle. Curtain up: It is the evening of the annual Beaux Arts Club meeting, a club in which everyday American women meet to discuss fine art and literature in hopes of elevating their own creative endeavors.

Firsts and farewells

Fittingly for the Season of Firsts, this will be the first time that either of these pieces have been performed by the symphony. In addition, Edwards will make his first appearance as conductor emeritus and principal guest conductor.

La Rondine offers class, culture

Paris in the late 1940s: The beautiful and the brilliant gather for a party at the home of a fashionably elegant albeit “kept” woman. As the story unfolds, the audience is swept away to the cafes, salons and other locales of the postwar Parisian smart set.