Characters in the Flesh

Jewish Theatre Collaborative lifts “Davita’s Harp” from the page to the stage at Milagro Theatre. “This is a strange story. It doesn’t have an ending. Are you listening?” Walking into the intimate setting of the Milagro Theatre, I felt significantly unprepared. I was about to watch a production set around some of the most important events to …

Through Thick and Thin, But It’s Always Thin

Contigo Pan y Cebolla Looks A Lot Like America Today In 1955, Havana, Cuba, life was not characterized by the communist revolution yet. It was very Western, complete with capitalists, cars, radios, and refrigerators. Parents would dream that with education and hard work, the good life would come for their children, and opportunity would bring …

What The Dead Live For

Last night at the La Muerte Baila performance at the Milagro Theatre in southeast Portland, I wrote down the name of a friend who passed away two years ago. The performance marked Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday honoring and celebrating the dead, and everyone in attendance was invited to do this after the …