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Pull up the anchor

Highlights of Maine’s summer art offerings
If they know where to look, the Maine art summer should satisfy many of the interests of our culturally voracious populace.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  June 18, 2014


The existential artist

Self-portraiture at the height of selfie culture
Oneself is often the most ready model, but subjectively the most complicated muse.
By: MARIAH BERGERON  |  June 11, 2014


A complex fall from grace

The colors and casualties of Grey Gardens
Ray Marc Dumont directs a taut, colorful, riveting production of Grey Gardens for Mad Horse Theatre Company.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 11, 2014


Upon further reflection

Richard Estes’ photorealism at the PMA
Richard Estes’ photorealism at the PMA
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  June 06, 2014


Madness with a method

Acorn presents an arresting, gender-bending Hamlet
Acorn presents an arresting, gender-bending Hamlet
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 06, 2014


Telling truth from fallacy

The art and artifice of DRC’s Equivocation
His considerations about whether and how to tell the truth drive Bill Cain’s remarkable Equivocation, a gripping and dizzyingly erudite work of historical fiction. Keith Powell Beyland and Brown co-direct a dazzling production, with a double- and triple-cast ensemble of some of Portland’s most arresting actors.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 06, 2014


Seas of eternity

Shoshannah White reveals and veils timeless currents 
Moody, romantic, luscious, fluid—words like these come to mind when viewing Shoshannah White’s atmospheric images of the sea.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  May 29, 2014


To build a more perfect shape

'Install 4’ draws lines between three Maine artists
Thematically clean-lined and tension-fraught, the contemplation of shape readily beams out of each painting and sculptural element.
By: MARIAH BERGERON  |  May 22, 2014


Survivor as perpetrator

Gage’s new play acknowledges contradiction
Gage’s new play acknowledges contradiction
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 22, 2014


Upsetting the natural order

PhoPa’s three artists re-interpret their environs
In a show of captivating works on paper using radically different approaches, three artists use the visual vocabulary of environmental studies to create art that engages our capacities for politics, poetry, and metaphor.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  May 15, 2014


The space between things

Andrea Sulzer’s investigations into representation
Andrea Sulzer’s investigations into representation
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  May 08, 2014


On a (Catholic) mission

PSC's humorous take on piety
A fertile window view of Georgian azaleas and Spanish moss dominates upstage, but the action takes place in Mary and Margaret’s homey, well-kept house.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 08, 2014


A breath of fresh air

Maine Playwrights Festival celebrates 13 years
While the MPF’s premise and mission remain unchanged — to nurture the development of new locally written plays, as solicited and selected from an open call — the festival has undergone a shift in directorship.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 01, 2014


Data and surrealism

West Coast artist Jenny Odell maps Maine infrastructure using Google Earth
The landmarks here are all Portland-specific, but the prints function opposite a map or a legend.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  April 30, 2014


Welcome to 'Sandyland'

 One of the Greats
This Saturday night, Jonathan’s in Ogunquit welcomes comedian, actress, and brazen cultural observer Sandra Bernhard.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 25, 2014


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 25, 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

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