Venue Details

1525 Star Starred
Portland Center Stage at The Armory - Main Stage
Portland Center Stage 128 NW Eleventh Avenue Portland, OR 97209
503-445-3700
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from diane
14 events 4 reviews

This play was outstanding!!! Great plot, great acting and I had no problem hearing. I would definetly recommend this play to friends. The reviewer that said that the actors were not projecting must have had a hangover or maybe something worse. ...continued

reviewed Apr 13 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 1 review

Despite wearing hearing aids, I missed an enormous amount of dialog. I must attribute this to poor voice projection by the actors, especially the young woman violist. It became a chore to watch, and hope that I caught the drift of matters on stage.

reviewed Apr 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Richard S Testut, Jr
28 events 1 review

A enjoyable evening.....very good acting.....good story line. Also....great seats in the orchestra. We have enjoyed every production we have attended in the Gerding Theatre

reviewed Apr 22 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“So entertaining and insightful that you’ll never quite listen to a chamber music group the same way again.” —_New York Post _
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Description

Opus

By Michael Hollinger

Directed by Brendon Fox

Ex-violist Michael Hollinger trades in his bow for a pen in this a tart and witty chamber piece about the politics and passions that threaten a classical string quartet.

In front of an audience they’re pitch-perfect but behind the scenes the Lazara string quartet is coming unstrung — all on the eve of their first televised performance for the President of the United States. There’s sex, there’s drugs, there’s…chamber music, but the real rewards lie in Hollinger’s insights into the balancing act of drudgery, machination and volatile genius that make a seemingly effortless performance possible.

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