Venue Details

479 Star Starred
Morrison Stage
Located at Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR 97205
Venue website Get directions
14 events
4 reviews
1 stars
Eat at Gracies at the Hotel Delux and get validated. Free valet parking for dinner and the show 1/2 block from theater. Great dinner too.
star this tip starred
11 events
1 review
0 stars
Go to Gildas it's right across the street and the bar is willing to move quickly for show go'ers.
star this tip starred
View all 28 tips

Reviews & Ratings

"Jack Goes Boating"
2 ratings
3.5 average rating
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
7 events
1 review
7 stars
attended Mar 20 2011

I was a bit disappointed with this show. The story was slow, the characters were not very intriguing and the set changes were distracting.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
More Information

Quotes & Highlights

“An endearing romantic comedy …witty and knowing and all heart.” —Variety
“Sweet and snarky is a tough combination to pull off, but it adds up to what could be the feel-good romantic comedy of this and a future summer.”  —_San Francisco Chronicle _


Jack Goes Boating

By Bob Glaudini

Directed By Allen Nause

Starring: Emily Sahler Beleele, Tai Sammons, John San Nicolas,* *Todd Van Voris

Artists Rep audiences will be the first in the Northwest to see this clever, contemporary romantic comedy about the courage and fear involved in everyday people hacking away at the jungle of a city searching for love, meaning and lasting relationships in this day and age.    

Love blossoms in the grungy reality of New York when a regular guy named Jack – a lovable loser who is desperately romantically challenged – finds the girl of his dreams.  His plan to win her heart includes a boat ride in Central Park and cooking a gourmet meal – never mind the fact that he doesn’t know how to swim and can’t cook. With the help of his friends, Jack learns to swim, cook, smoke pot and love – all to a reggae soundtrack.  But meanwhile, those best friends roil in the complexities of a modern marriage that is slowly becoming unhinged.


Jack Goes Boating was an off-Broadway hit of 2007 and was released as a film in the Fall of 2010. In the film, Philip Seymour Hoffman made his directorial debut and reprised the title role he originated on stage.