The best art for your buck in Portland, for the week of July 1st–7th, 2019
Friday, July 5th
Heathers, the Musical
2432 SE 11th Ave.
Funhouse Lounge presents Heathers, the Musical
Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under.
Join us for Funhouse Lounge’s summer blockbuster, the off-Broadway smash Heathers, the Musical. Based on the hit 1989 film, this show has it all: croquet, bullying, knee socks, Drano, toxic masculinity, slushies and teen suicide. It’s a slick, sick, jet-black burst of high school hilarity.
It’ll be so very.
Heathers, the Musical runs June 20-July 13th.
Why We’re Excited: Honestly we're a little gobsmacked that it's taken this long for us to sing the praises of Jessica Tidd, but that's okay, we'll start now. We've seen her absolutely slay in high camp, and we've seen her animate nuanced and complicated heroines. She sings, she dances, we wouldn't miss one of her shows for anything. Obviously, this is Heathers the Musical in a bar with a clown room (we love u Funhouse!!), so you're gonna have a great time no matter what. We just wanted you to know it's also really, really well cast and we can't wait to see it!
Saturday, July 6th @ 7:30pm
Coup de Foudre
@ CoHo 2257 NW Raleigh Street
Coup de Foudre (“stroke of lightning”) is a story about two people, old luggage, cowboy boots, uncooperative objects, rubber chickens, misunderstanding, tenderness, solitude, and tea parties in the rain. In a silent movie world that straddles fantasy and reality, a clown and a ballerina open a suitcase full of dreams and learn what happens when two misfits find unexpected love.
MISFITS. LIGHTNING. UNEXPECTED LOVE.
Coup de Foudre runs July 5-7.
Why We’re Excited: Show number two of CoHo Summerfest! Have you gotten your pass yet? We are all about exploring physical comedy right now, and Summerfest is bringing the people what they/we want. Teatro Pachuco combines "elements of silent film and European clown and distills it with the passion of the Mexican-American culture," which sounds like a ton of fun!