Play explores surfing and Holocaust survival

Julie Hammond presents the Portland premiere of her show “Other Inland Empires” at Portland Playhouse June 26-30, 2019. When writer/director Julie Hammond learned that Gidget, the quintessential California girl and 1950s spark of a global surf boom, was really the Jewish daughter of Austro-Hungarian refugees, she began to imagine events in reverse. What would happen…



This summer, the 21st Annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival brings three new plays to The Armory for two weeks of script workshopping that will culminate in the JAW Big Weekend, where public staged readings of the scripts will be presented along with performances from local artists and classes. This year’s plays are Otto Frank by…


Road trip safety

According to AAA, almost 100 million Americans will go on a family vacation this year. Over half of these people are planning on taking a road trip, meaning more than 50 million families will be hitting the road. AAA roadside data shows that vehicles 10 years and older are twice as likely to end up…

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