theater review

Courtesy of Oregon Contemporary Theatre.

Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time generated so much buzz even before it opened that the company has extended the run.

The script by Simon Stephens, based on the acclaimed young adult novel by Mark Haddon, received top awards on Broadway and in London. The local production, directed by John Schmor with consummate skill, fulfills all expectations.

Bob Bishop

There’s only one thing wrong with the Fred Crafts’ Radio Redux Christmas Special. And that is, it’s too late to see it. The Radio Redux programs at the Soreng Theatre run just one weekend, Friday through Sunday.

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Larissa FastHorse is a prolific Native American playwright whose works are produced throughout the country. But when some theaters complained they didn’t have Native American actors available, she wrote “The Thanksgiving Play” as a spoof for white actors.

The production at Oregon Contemporary Theatre features four outstanding actors and fast-paced direction by Kirk Boyd. Some of the lines are funny, and the action is frenetic, but the characters are really caricatures, who don’t inspire much empathy. They’re just too silly to make us care.