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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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



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Perspectives

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

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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

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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

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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



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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

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Class play

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

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Re-ignition

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

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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

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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



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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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