My first theater review for The Oregonian, of Bag&Baggage's Rough Crossing, is online now and will (I believe) be in print Friday. Maybe the play would have gotten a more positive review if I hadn’t had such an, ahem, rough crossing back from Bag&Baggage’s Hillsboro theater; my +1 and I accidentally drove almost halfway to the coast.
Kidding, kidding. As a nice guy with profound respect for the work theater folk do, writing a negative review like this one always makes me feel like a bit of a jerk. But as a journalist with a profound belief in the importance of arts criticism and the primacy of my responsibility to the reader, it makes me feel like a jerk with integrity.