The Color Purple opens with two little girls–Celie (Felicia Bosworth) and her younger sister Nettie (Danea C. Osseni)–giggling and playing a game. Flash to 14-year-old Celie holding a baby, her second. Pa (C. Mingo Long) takes the baby from her. We’re certain he’s going to kill it. Traditionally, Portland Center Stage begins each season with […]
The state of the State A major birthday has come and gone. I, for one, am glad it’s gone. The new 40 this one is not. In three days, the weather has gone from sunshine and autumn leaves to dark skies and snow in the Cascades. October was filled with wonderful friends… and art. Portland […]Al Franken, Al Franken Giant of the Senate, Andrew Wyeth, birthdays, David Grann, Glass Houses, Jamie Wyeth, Killers of the Flower Moon, Laika Studios, Louise Penny, Nathaniel Wyeth, National Book Award, novel writing, Portland Art Museum, Smith Rock State Park, Sue Grafton, travel, Y is for Yesterday
The State of the State Unapologetically late…as usual…I am fondly remembering a fabulous trip to Washington D.C. four years ago with three of my nearest and dearest. We spent the most fabulous week there exploring the city–mostly those little museums along the Mall, the Capitol, a reception in Sen. Jeff Merkeley’s office, trips to Olde […]2017 Solar Eclipse, Alison Bechdel, An Octoroon, Artists Repertory Theatre, book reviews, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, drama, Fun Home, Iain Banks, Jeanine Tesori, Jessmyn Ward, Lisa Kron, Mitchell OR, murder, Musicals, mystery-suspense, National Book Award, Portland Center Stage, Salvage the Bones, satire, Scotland, Sen. Jeff Merkeley, Stonemouth, Tony Award, Washington D.C.