Women will be doing other exotic-sounding things in the Originals' Fame Takes a Holiday (July 21-30, at the Saco River Grange Hall), which is billed as involving Bette Davis, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Edith Piaf with Iranian plate-spinners.

Mysterious, I know. Also mysterious is the count-down-to-death of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, at the Gaslight Theater in Hallowell (August 26-September 3; also: The Importance of Being Earnest) and Lyric Music Theatre's satire The Butler Did It (June 17-26).

Speaking of mystery and culpability, remember our Maine Labor History mural? You can help raise money to restore it, as well as learn some Labor History, at a performance of Harlan Baker's Jimmy Higgins: A Life in the Labor Movement on July 9 at Lucid Stage. Another revival this summer is the great Mark Honan in Portland Stage Company Studio Series' The Real McGonagall, which visits the Theater Project June 23-26.

Those of you who enjoy the tapas-sized delicacies of one-act plays might enjoy Portland Players' Saints and Sinners, a June 18 evening of shorts in the hands of several directors new to the PP stage.

Megan Grumbling can be reached at  mgrumbling@hotmail.com.

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