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Bring out your dead
Bring out your dead
Unwinding the gauze
Sean Mewshaw is back at SPACE with a new project.
We’ve now officially entered the season of musicals, and if you’re hankering for something in the genre that’s a little cleverer, somewhat raunchier, and way more meta than the usual fare, look no farther than [title of show].
The summer trinity
As it heats up around here, theatergoers can look for a sure trinity of major summer offerings.
Return to greatness
For a certain generation, attending the musical The Rat Pack is Back! is to indulge in an evening of nostalgic transport, watching four performers recreate the songs and antics of four superstars during their golden era, playing sold-out shows in Las Vegas. For a younger generation, such an evening presents an opportunity for a little historical pop-cultural education.
You keep using that word
Pedestrians passing the window of Rose Contemporary gallery last weekend might have wondered what several leering, expensively dressed people were up to inside.
Hamlet's salad days
Much has been made of Prince Hamlet's exhausting philosophical indecision. To be or not? To kill or not? He has a hell of a time figuring it out, when he should be happily ensconced in college life back in Wittenberg.
It's time once again for Acorn Productions' annual celebration of the playwrights living among us.
Fins to the left, fins to the right
Life is in upheaval for these four friends, and all of them will need to go deep to make sense of things in Swimming in the Shallows , a comedy with a touch of the surreal, by Adam Bock.
Shifting time and gender
Insights into both the masculine and the feminine are at the center of Virginia Woolf's Orlando , a fabulist commentary on the fluidity of gender and sexual identity.
Speaking out of silence
Women's experience of slavery, genocide, and cultural oppression, says playwright Carolyn Gage, is very different than men's: Sexual violence and women's ability to give birth makes them subject to a particularly penetrating form of colonization. And even the best-intentioned histories, she adds, often try to "disappear" that difference.
In all the right vignettes of Cariani’s new play
A man and a woman in a Walmart-type store are driven into each other's arms by their Obsessive Impulsive disorder. A man has a condition that keeps him from hearing the words "I love you" from his new lover. A woman with a wife and young child searches desperately through the garage for something she's lost — herself.
Quite a pair
The autobiographical two-man show they co-wrote and performed, A Couple of Blaguards, is onstage now starring the marvelous Paul Haley and Tony Reilly
Finding happiness amid violence
Snowlion exclusively produces works with "cultural, ethical, and spiritual value," and found both complexity and life-affirmation in Vincent Sessa's A Child's Guide to Innocence .
Distance in time
It's been a rough journey that brought 21-year-old Leo (Erik Moody), on a bicycle, all the way from Washington state to the Manhattan apartment of his grandma Vera (Alma Cuervo).
The name of Noël Coward is fairly synonymous with the biting, devastating verbal wit of his farces like Blithe Spirit , in which well-off Brits behave badly, having at each other with verbal razors.
Lyric doesn’t take these tales lying down
Fairy tales seem to have an enduring appeal — especially when they're tweaked to look just a little bit less rarified.
It's an on-stage-off-stage winter in Portland Stage Company's Studio Theater.
Make my satire a double
Theatergoers who have been hankering for a shot of satire are in luck this week: The University of Southern Maine is serving up the biting spirits of playwright Edward Albee, and they're making it a double, with his one-act plays The Zoo Story and The American Dream.
A theatrical mash-up
Someone doctors the Scotch early on, but it's brandy that playwright Edward Bennett (Rob Cameron) and his actress wife Sorel (Abigail Killeen) start in on first in Death by Design, by Rob Urbinati.
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