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Honorable sacrifices

For God and King, at the Players' Ring
“Does one say ‘immoral’ or ‘amoral?’” a drunken, debauching young Henry II asks his best friend and chancellor, Thomas Becket.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 20, 2007

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Marital law

You will pay attention to your betrothed
Susan’s top bone of marital contention involves “Romance.”
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 14, 2007

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Looking for love

A Neil Simon play makes the Portland Players red hot
It’s 1969 in New York, but the promiscuity of the sexual revolution has not had its way with Barney Cashman.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 07, 2007

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On Portland’s poet

Celebrating Longfellow’s words
It’s a testament to much of what’s good about America that one of her first and most popular poets had such reverence, and such affection, for so many of her stories.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 31, 2007

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Watch your back

Look out for Interference
The stage is set for surveillance.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 24, 2007

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Broken Glass

There are a few cracks in Biddeford City Theater's production
“The scene is memory,” Tennessee Williams writes in his opening notes to The Glass Menagerie, and then: “Memory takes a lot of poetic licence.”
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 17, 2007



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X it out

Let Proof equal love
It starts with x .
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 10, 2007

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California dreaming

Mad Horse's mice are also men
“Tell how it’s gonna be,” Lennie prods George, again and again.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 03, 2007

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A valley of rift

Siblings duel in PSC's The Piano Lesson
A piano doesn’t produce anything except notes, insists Boy Willie.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 03, 2007

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Portland's got talent

Ruthless! showcases Good Theater's strengths
Good Theater’s Ruthless! is not just a sharp, wry and eye-pleasing hoot of a show, but one that’s absolutely dripping in, yes, talent.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 26, 2007

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You'll die laughing

The Players' Ring explores attitudes about dying
What happens when that levity becomes the modus operandi, so constant that relief actually comes in breakthroughs of genuine grief or anger?
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 19, 2007



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Classics and Shakespeare

Fall brings plays from the past
Autumn approaches with a theatrical windfall, so I’ll dig right in, sans ceremony.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 12, 2007

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Integration in Ogunquit

With a flashback to Laverne + Shirley
Big, buoyant teenager Tracy Turnblad (Alison Faircloth) is dedicated to some big, buoyant propositions.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 05, 2007

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Sweet criminals

Emotional highs at the Gaslight Theater
Since the time they were kids, the three quirky Magrath sisters of Hazelhurst, Mississippi, have gotten each other through some exceptionally bad days.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 22, 2007

Measuring up

Shakespeare passes judgement at Monmouth
Unsavoriness is rife in old Vienna.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 15, 2007

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Moral flexibility

Investigating the darkness with Tom Jones
As a professional morality consultant stands naked and busted in a young woman’s closet, we in the audience receive a rather acute observation about virtue.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 08, 2007



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Life is a highway

And Devil's Elbow is in the way
The fates of several Devil’s Elbow residents hang on the fate of an entrance ramp-to-be.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 01, 2007

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Talk to the animal

Sylvia is a dog played by a woman; just roll over and accept it
Here's a plot-line for the ages.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 25, 2007

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No alibi needed

Earnest-ness at the Stage at Spring Point
Earnest also boasts one hell of a big, imperious foil of British womanhood.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 18, 2007

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Courageous convicts

 My Three Angels at the Theater at Monmouth
On this hot Christmas Eve in the penal colony of French Guiana, the good Ducotel family’s lot could certainly use some improvement.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 11, 2007

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Underdog days of summer

Those Damn Yankees are back at Seacoast Rep
Conjure, if you will, the defining emotional ethos of the Red Sox Nation of just a few years back.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 03, 2007


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