Culture{ish} – Three Days of Rain

Three Days of Rain

Three Days of Rain stars Lisa DatzSilas Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz.  It runs through June 21st at the Armory through Portland Center Stage.

So, I’m a Frister to a family of gorgeous weirdos.  One of those gloriously weird, yet undeniably smoking hot fristers has a major THING for this dude that is on this teeny, tiny show called Grimm.  I mean, he’s alright.  If you’re into handsomeness, muscles and style.  Gotta respect your choices, to each their own.  Bee tee dubbers, Mr. Sasha Roiz, haaave you met Hope?

Two of the three stars of this show also star in NBC’s Grimm.  Please to not be revoking my geek card for not watching this show, despite the excellent supernatural aspect and the whole Portland based/set/filmed sitch.  It’s the procedural cop show element that I’ve burnt myself out on after watching the teevee like it’s my job for lo, these past 40 years.  That being said, after watching two of the dudes that star on the show doing their acting thang on the stage last week I’m adding Grimm to my queue.  Plus?  Biesties.

Theater hasn’t yet graced my to do in Ptown wishlist.  Probably because I’m lacking in class, definitely because my pocketses do not currently contain the one ring to rule them all, gold doubloons or Yonce’s Discover card.  But I went for the love of a frister who loves a mister who stars in this here play.  Right here in River City.  With a capital B and that rhymes with P and that stands for Portland(holla, musical theater nerds).

I read.  A lot.  And a well done play can feel as satisfying as a thick tangle of a novel that you wind yourself up and into and through.  There’s all that narrative action furthering the plot and character development and shit.  ‘Tis just that kind of shit that I do love.

What are my semi-literate, half-baked thoughts on the art being perpetrated on that stage?  Off the hook( or off DA hook depending on the appropriate colloquialism for your particular locale).  Variants on this complimentary declaration could be, but are not limited to:

  • the/DA bomb
  • theater badassery
  • dope
  • quick-witted, natural
  • relatable, especially to the mentally ill(i.e. me)

Three Days of Rain was thoroughly enjoyed by me.  All three actors slipped easily into each character they portrayed and lit up a different piece of the puzzle that is shared history.  I laughed often, pondered the life-altering affect perception has on us and felt the frustration and heaviness of the off-kilter mind resonating in that familiar spot of recognition, shame and resignation.

Strongly recommend for any human over the age of 20{ish}.  Non-humans check your local listings.

Go because you love seeing hot dudes from the teevee, because you already saw Avengers 2, because that show at the Doug Fir sold out in 3.7 minutes.

Go because we’re Portlanders and we like our culture like we like birds-on-its, cacao-flavored hand-crafted stout beers, locally-grown/ground/owned/operated thingies, chapeau-wearing and never, ever using an umbrella in the rain.  Which is to say ALL THE MUCH.

We hipsters, we proud.

Support our city, support local art.

Let’s sell this mutha out.

 

**Bonus for my fellow dorks who were fundamentally affected by Birdman and also possess dork-sized and shaped imaginations: spending your intermission picturing what goes on behind scenes during the show.  Bodily needs are for weaklings, yo.  Conjure up an image.**

joules

I’m a 44 something Scorpio who does not at all enjoy getting caught in the rain. I’m a mom to one whirling dervish, a former child and family therapist and reformed social worker. I have fought the monsters called Depression and Addiction for a lifetime. I want to be a part of the kindness movement. I want to be honest and real, sharing my struggles and successes on my path with others navigating their own. I want to lift up other women and be uplifted by them. I want to honor the bits between right and wrong, black and white – the grays, the ish. The place where life is actually lived.

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I’m a 44 something Scorpio who does not at all enjoy getting caught in the rain. I’m a mom to one whirling dervish, a former child and family therapist and reformed social worker. I have fought the monsters called Depression and Addiction for a lifetime. I want to be a part of the kindness movement. I want to be honest and real, sharing my struggles and successes on my path with others navigating their own. I want to lift up other women and be uplifted by them. I want to honor the bits between right and wrong, black and white – the grays, the ish. The place where life is actually lived.

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