Myth Perceptions, Matt Power's political send-up of the Robin Hood tales that won the Best Comedy award in our short film festival last year, has been accepted into Mockfest 2009, a film festival honoring mockumentaries. If you haven't seen it in a while, it's well worth a second look.
I won't spend too much time on this, because I plan to write at slightly greater length about one of these shows in this week's paper, and you've missed your chance to see the rest. BUT! Just a note to say: there are some truly talented theater people -- actors, directors, and writers -- working in Portland right now. I saw four shows in four days and enjoyed each of them.
Steve Meister, a not-exactly-successful seeker of the Democratic nomination in the 1st Congressional District last year (he didn't even beat Ethan Strimling), has a new job - a cushy government one at that!
He's a nice guy - we truly enjoyed meeting him and his wife when they came down to meet us during the run-up to the primary election.
My great friend Chris Newcomb, with whom I shared the stage in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest about a year ago (!?), is putting on a show at the North Star tonight. "This Side of Denial" is a collection of personal monologues about gay life in Portland; I've read some of them and seen one performed, and I can attest that Chris' candor and humor make the pieces worth seeing.