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Good Theater’s odd-couple age drama

It's been a rough journey that brought 21-year-old Leo (Erik Moody), on a bicycle, all the way from Washington state to the Manhattan apartment of his grandma Vera (Alma Cuervo).
Distance in time
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 15, 2013
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Dramatic Rep digs deep for catharsis

Today is a good day for twenty-something Sherry (Casey Turner): She's out of bed, over her depression, and starting her first-ever job as an elementary art teacher and art therapist.
Finding the Tigers within
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 04, 2011
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Review: Surviving the vivid depravity of Killer Joe

Owing money to the wrong dudes, young Texas fuck-up and minor drug dealer Chris Smith (Christopher Reiling) hatches a fundraising plan: Hire a hit-man to take out the estranged Smith matriarch — that is, his mom — then collect on her insurance to save
Brutal honesty
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2011
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Hollywood heels

The exquisitely jaded Diane (Denise Poirier) describes her world as one in which Cobb salads are special-ordered with the intricacy and significance of Buddhist mandalas.
A dream cast in Good Theater's Little Dog
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 25, 2009
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History's mysteries

Melodrama is a particularly satisfying popular art form for a financial crisis, filled as it is with unambiguous types and tropes — rich ruthless villains, poor but warm-hearted heroes and heroines, music that spiritedly cues our hisses and cheers, and
Explore Portland's past with AIRE
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 29, 2009
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Right on target

Under Tony Reilly’s direction, the American Irish Repertory Ensemble makes rich, wicked, and poignant work of the brothers’ murderous one-upmanship.
AIRE’s Lonesome West hits home
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 05, 2008


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Bright dreams

Across white sheets strung on clotheslines, cool light falls from a window, as if over the most susceptible fabric of memory.
The longings of mistreated women cannot be Eclipsed
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 23, 2008