A P.C. Christmas

A twisted take on some holiday classics brings punny fun
You've heard or seen the classic holiday tales such as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman," "Home Alone" and "A Christmas Story."

Inside A Christmas Carol

You've probably seen this play—or film—at least once during the holidays. The director of this version tells us why this one is not "the same old story."
Kelley Ryan has acted, managed and costumed dozens of plays in her long career as an actress, but the Cascades Theatrical Company's "A Christmas Carol," will mark Ryan's directorial debut. We talked with Ryan about the iconic tale, and how CTC's production will set itself apart.

Use Your Words

After sitting around the Thanksgiving table not listening to your relatives' stories, 2nd Street Theater offers a more sophisticated—and perhaps less opinionated—form of storytelling
As soon as humans learned how to draw in caves, we were making pictures of the great hunt we just went on, or of the gods we hoped had our best interests at heart.

Birth, the Play

A production at COCC sheds light on the "traumatic and beautiful" experience of bringing new life
"W hen a woman steps into a birthing environment and does not feel safe, we are letting her down.

Little Plays, Big Ideas

CTC Launches 10 Fest
T here are so avenues for many types of artists to share their work.

Can't Fight This Feeling

Rock of Ages Hits Us With Its Best Shot
P eople sometimes use the term "Rock Opera" to describe shows like "Tommy," "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Starlight Express," but if you get down to it, "Rock of Ages" exemplifies the term better than most.

What's Your Damage?

The kids aren't alright in "Heathers": The Musical
T he first time I saw the movie "Heathers," a few things happened almost instantly: I fell madly in love with Winona Ryder, I started trying to talk like Christian Slater (who in turn was talking like Jack Nicholson) and I bought a trench coat that made me creepier than I already was.

La Vie Bohème

"Rent" Speaks to a new generation
There's an old cliché, that any good writer is supposed to write what they know.

Looks Like Teen Spirit

Art Showcase Features Local High School Students
Walk into Red Chair Gallery this month and you'll notice a rich, diverse tapestry of art.


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