‘Devil Boys from Beyond’ delightfully absurd

Devil Boys

LA GRANDE — Featuring campy dialogue and eerie otherness, “Devil Boys from Beyond” is seemingly ripped from classic 1950s science-fiction horror flicks, but there are a few notable distinctions. Overt sexuality makes up most of the play, as “everyone knows aliens like to party.” The line, delivered by news photographer Gregory Graham (played by Sam Shown), doesn’t begin to explain […]

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Humanity at center of ‘Independence’


LA GRANDE — On the surface, “Independence” is a production about a family’s extreme dysfunction. But for director Cassandra Johnson, it’s relatable on a deeper level. “The human brain is so complex, we can feel many layers of emotions all at once,” Johnson said. “When (a character in the play hits her sister), I was worried about the actors but […]

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‘A Lie of the Mind’ demands a lot of its actors


Cherise Kaechele photo Jake (played by Alan Stogin) becomes violent with his sister, Sally, (Heidi Gerlach) as their brother, Frankie (Jason Patrick Lineback) tries to pull him away. LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University’s theatre program is opening its season with an homage to late playwright Sam Shepard, directed by EOU professor April Curtis. “He died this summer, so we […]

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Quick Takes: May 3

Book sale

Head Start hosts annual Spring Fling May 4 LA GRANDE — The La Grande Center Head Start is hosting its annual Spring Fling at 4 p.m. May 4. The community is welcome to come “Camp It Up” with the Bounce House, obstacle course, hot dogs and book fair at 810 14th St. Treat Mom, benefit Meals programs LA GRANDE — […]

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