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Solidarity and love

"The actors are experiencing the solidarity and love shared by the women of Ravensbrück —this is an incredible gift for all of us."
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 24, 2014


The gravity of resistance

USM tackles a darkly comic world premiere
Horrific but rich in gallows humor, Tillion’s script is called In the Underworld in a new translation by Annie and Karl Bortnick, commissioned by USM and on stage now at Russell Hall under the impressive direction of Meghan Brodie.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 24, 2014


Lips don't lie

A round-up of local poetry volumes for the spring season
It’s the last week of National Poetry Month. Buds are bulging, the sun is fat, and temperatures are...well, not technically freezing. Souds like poetry season all right!
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  April 24, 2014


Keep your hands dirty

Ant Girls dig up a monolithic statement
In many respects, this is truly a testament to collaboration, process, and work.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  April 23, 2014


The elephant in the room

Snowlion gets dark with a musical tragedy
Snowlion gets dark with a musical tragedy
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 17, 2014


It's not all peace and love in Marijuana Valley

Crash Barry's new book explores Maine's pot-farming subculture
It’s like a version of the truth that’s fun to read — but difficult to categorize.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 16, 2014


The hydrophilic life

Jump right in with a winning Underwaterguy
The very winning world premiere of Underwaterguy , which Underwood both wrote and performs, runs now at Good Theater, under the direction of Cheryl King.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 11, 2014


Superficial surrealism

Bowdoin exhibit lacks context
For this show, the Museum’s already impressive holdings of surrealist and modernist photography are augmented by loans from galleries and major institutions.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  April 09, 2014


The passions of Private Lives

Battle of the exes at Portland Players
Battle of the exes at Portland Players
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 03, 2014


Learning to hear, and listen

The struggle to find one's tribe at PSC
The vicissitudes of identity and community are difficult negotiations in Nina Raine’s drama Tribes , dynamically directed by Christopher Grabowski for Portland Stage Company.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 03, 2014


Inspired by the legends

Acclaimed local singer celebrates Judy Garland
Acclaimed local singer celebrates Judy Garland
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 03, 2014


The dead don't leave

AIRE’s Da closes out 10th anniversary season
The complexity of familial love, regret, and shame, as seen between Charlie, who long ago moved to London, and his simple, sometimes confounding, working-class gardener father (Tony Reilly), are the crucible of Hugh Leonard’s Da .
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 28, 2014


It's a hard knock life

Fraternal thrashing in Kessler's Orphans
Now young men, they are but two of the three orphans of Lyle Kessler’s Orphans , a drama about the fraternal shifts incited when a Chicago con-man named Harold (Michael Kimball) enters the lives of Treat and Phillip.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 28, 2014


Seasonally affective

Two young painters exhibit devotion to form
Portland painters Ellie Porta Barnet and Kate Russo show flashes of what’s to come.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  March 28, 2014


Harnessing the tides

At Good Theater, an honest (and sometimes humorous) look at dementia
Under the smooth direction of Brian P. Allen, three Equity actors delicately tackle the terrors of dementia, aging, and loss in this New England premiere.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 20, 2014


Prime meridian musings

Kentridge collaborates on the concept of time
South African artist William Kentridge’s draws from this historical imperialism and expands into a wide-reaching ode to time and our inability to harness its power, in an exhibit at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston.
By: MARIAH BERGERON  |  March 19, 2014


Photography in many guises

Bryan Graf's protean vision
Bryan Graf's protean vision
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  March 14, 2014


Remember her name

One-woman show explores the passions of a young activist
Plus, an interview with audiobook narrator Tavia Gilbert.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 12, 2014


Crossing the divide

New play unveils cross-cultural conflict
Sally Wood directs an exuberantly acted production of this exploration of faith, politics, feminisms, and friendship, set right on the cusp of the Arab Spring.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 05, 2014


Graphic novel-radio play mashup coming to Merrill

Star Wars
Star Wars
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 26, 2014
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