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Mimics’ feast

Harbor Light’s dark and funny Three Viewings
Harbor Light Stage, the adventurous new Kittery-based theater company, loves to play with its locations.  
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 22, 2008


The mouths of babes

Mad Horse’s chilling season opener
The terrorism of emotional manipulation and smear campaigns is certainly alive and well anywhere that somebody wants a certain kind of power.  
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 16, 2008


Running onward

Shepard’s Fool For Love at USM
Two doomed lovers meet — not for the first and surely not for the last time — in Sam Shepard’s dark romance of love and the American West, Fool For Love.  
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 09, 2008


Mad Horse starts new midweek theater series

Darkness falls early
This month, Mad Horse Theater Company offers the inaugural installment of a new way to savor theater: in an array of morsels, with no waiting until the weekend.  
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 09, 2008


Vast and intimate

Portland Stage’s masterful Caesar
PSC’s sophisticated and devastating interpretation of Julius Caesar reminds us of just how crucial it is that we keep our heads.  
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 02, 2008


Celebrate Words and Images

Speed talking
There will be plenty of zoom, dynamism, and edge in the multi-media celebration that will launch the latest Words and Images .
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 25, 2008



The shifts of Michael Kimball’s newest play
Many kinds of flight throw together the doomed characters of Hideaway , five troubled people on an isolated Maine lakeshore.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 17, 2008

Morality plays

It’s hard to escape politics this fall
The next six weeks of American life will be marked by a theatrical onslaught of ambition, contention, and colorful character development.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 10, 2008


In proper style

Ogunquit Playhouse's My Fair Lady
The vocabulary, timbre, and tone of London flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Gail Bennett) are all — in the words of language-snob Professor Henry Higgins (Jefferson Mays) — “deliciously low.”
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 27, 2008


Dashing debut

Vacationland Theater Company's riotous opener
The wickedly dark, clever, and all-deprecating satire Urinetown receives a sonorous production by the newly formed Vacationland Theater Company, in Sanford, directed by Hunter F. Roberts.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 20, 2008


All in the family(1)

Lives and cultures clash in Lanyard premiere
“Home” isn’t necessarily a discrete, concrete place.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 12, 2008


Teen scenes

Giving love a bad name in the park
The show fills this summer’s void of outdoor theater with a light and gleeful touch.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 05, 2008


Class play

Monmouth gives Merchant new status
Interpreting Merchant is a perennial challenge.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 30, 2008



The spark of Salt Water Moon
Jacob’s re-wooing of Mary, conducted in real time and one act, is the story line of David French’s romantic Salt Water Moon.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 23, 2008


Wait, who are you?

Two virtuoso actors play four hilarious characters
Vaudevillian intimacies are rampant in Charles Ludlam’s Obie-winning two-men-as-everyone comedy, The Mystery of Irma Vep .
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 23, 2008


Local Loraxes

Mainers speak of the trees
Choirspeak was conceived as an arts-based way to start and share conversations about our various relationships with Maine’s forests, resources which are in a lot of flux these days.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 16, 2008


Tasty bites

Seacoast puts on a Horror show
Kevin Hauge directs a production that’s fun, sharp, and well-appointed, if a touch shy on camp, for Portsmouth’s Seacoast Repertory Theatre.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 09, 2008


Trying to fail

MSMT finds a hit in a flop
Brooks draws absurdities of both the theater and New York City with both mischief and affection, and MSMT’s production is impishly, lovingly true to that spirit.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 09, 2008


Tabula rasa

Biddeford's City Theater creates Fuddy Meers
Fuddy Meers , David Lindsay-Abaire’s madcap, not-for-the-prudish black comedy, is at Biddeford City Theater.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 25, 2008


Staging send-ups

Summer produces pirates, horrors, and wonders
I’m happy to report that a number of other summer productions will be sending up various cultural phenomena.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 18, 2008


Pat the bunny

Lyric's Harvey hops right along
Mary Chase’s 1945 comedy, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is winningly presented by South Portland’s Lyric Music Theater.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 11, 2008

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