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The festival continues through Feb. 3 with shows at several Portland venues, including 'The Delays,' Groovin' Greenhouse, 'Creating Life Inside' and Portland Mini Musical Festival

COURTESY: CHRIS RENTZEL - 'Disconnected: A Frankenstein Musical ' by Lily Valentine Productions hits the stage Jan. 27-Feb. 3.If you go

What: Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, held at several Portland venues through Feb. 3.

Info: www.fertilegroundpdx.org; the Tribune published a story previewing some shows, posted at www.portlandtribune.com.

Here's a short list of some other shows:

• Theatre Vertigo stages "The Delays" by Sara Jean Accuardi, about a group of people going nowhere, Jan. 24-Feb. 23 at Shoebox Theatre. Info: www.theatrevertigo.org.

• Polaris Dance Theatre puts on its ninth annual Groovin' Greenhouse, Jan. 25-Feb. 9, with nine unique performances showcasing 14 different companies and freelance artists at Polaris Dance Theatre. Info: www.polarisdance.org.

• Storyteller Lawrence Howard presents his one-man show "Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare," about an ill-fated 1914 Trans-Atlantic Expedition, with assistance from cellist Laurent Nickel and multimedia artist Michael Hill, Jan. 25-26, at The Old Church. Info: www.pdxstorytheater.org.

• Rogue Pack's "Creating Life Inside" was written by young men, 15-17 years old, in juvenile detention and awaiting trial. It's performed by actors who depict their subjects' lives. It stages Jan. 25-26 at Sellwood Playhouse. Info:

www.roguepack.org.

• "Disconnected: A Frankenstein Musical" stages at ReSound NW, Jan. 27-Feb. 3. It's Mary Shelley's story reimagined as a dark, passionate musical within a nostalgic, gothic realm in late 1990s Oregon. Info: www.DisconnectedMusical.com.

• The Portland Mini Musical Festival, which features six 15-minute musicals, takes place Jan. 24-27 at Brunish Theatre. The lineup: "The Machine," "One Move," "The Little Guy," "Murder or Metaphor?," "Rebellious Act" and "An Unkindness of Ravens." Info: www.portland5.com.


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