Sometimes a Great Notion – Gerding Theatre in babbling on March 31, 2008 March 31, 2008 Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Email Jen, her parents and I went and saw the play Sometimes a Great Notion at the Gerding Theatre tonight. Opening day isn’t until Friday, so we got to pay little man’s prices. Lesson #1. It’s never a bad idea to go (and invite others) to the theatre when you can choose the best seats at highly reduced prices. Lesson #2. When inviting your lady’s parents, you might want to double-check if there’s going to be any full-fledged nudity or extended periods of cussing in the play. Otherwise, the play was great. And if you live in Portland, then you need to go and see it. It plays in Oregon sometime after World War II and before Germany won the 1974 World Cup, and tells the story of two very unalike brothers and their struggles to keep their lumber business afloat with a flurry of upset union lumberjacks weighing in every step along the way. I give it 4 out 5.