Happy Sunday everyone! I normally don’t post on the weekends, but I wanted to pop in and share some details about an awesome show going on now here in Portland…
This weekend, my husband and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary; we spent yesterday at the Coast (and hopefully I’ll share a few photos from that soon!) with Henry and Lola in tow, but Friday we had the chance to go on a little date night alone. We went to see the play “Three Days of Rain” which is currently showing at Portland Center Stage and we both really enjoyed it!
Honestly, I didn’t know much about the play beyond the fact that it stars two members of the cast of the NBC show Grimm, Silas Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz. Grimm is filmed right here in Portland and so we really enjoy watching it because it always features shots of the city in each episode. While on hiatus from filming, Silas and Sasha are staring in this three-person play and it was fun for us to see them in such different roles than the characters they play on TV. “Three Days of Rain” is a drama, but it definitely has its humorous moments. The first act of the play is set in the 1990s (so like 20 years ago now which is weird…) and then the second act takes place in the 1960s. The plot line touches on things like love, loss, legacy, and how relationships within families aren’t always what they seem. The dialogue moves pretty fast (almost Sorkin-esque) but I felt it was extremely engaging and easy to understand. I don’t always have the longest attention span when it comes to plays and sometimes find myself counting down the minutes until intermission. However, when the lights came up at the end of the first act I was surprised because I felt like it went really quickly, but I mean that in a good way 🙂
Even if you don’t watch Grimm, I feel like anyone would enjoy the performances of these talented actors. And if you are a Grimm fan, then it’s a special treat to be able to see Monroe and Captain Sean Renard in such different roles. Here’s a sneak peak at what the show is like:
“Three Days of Rain” is showing now through June 21st and so if you’re here in Portland, be sure to check it out before it closes! You can purchase tickets here 🙂