January 13, 2012 - January 28, 2012
by Allison Moore
directed by Scott Yarbrough
Winningstad Theater - 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
You haven’t gone to work in weeks, your wife’s pumped full of hormones and your sister-in-law has just announced she’s moving in. What better time to go on a secret mission as a drug mule? The stakes keep rising in Allison Moore’s anxious new comedy of loss and recovery amid the rubble of modern life.
Two things stand out here. The first is Larry Larsen’s knockout set, which turns the Winningstad Theatre into a big junkyard of collapsed concrete with cleverly sectioned playing areas…The second is, as usual, the fine ensemble acting under Slayden Scott Yarbrough’s direction. Third Rail rarely performs “big” plays but almost always chooses projects that encourage that mysterious bond onstage that makes everything together richer and more satisfying than its parts. This is a funny, moving, smart and sentimental show.Oregon ArtsWatch