Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The Portland Museum of Art’s annual showcase of pieces obtained in the
previous year opens on January 9, and highlights the PMA’s growing
photography collection. “New Acquisitions 2009: In Black and White”
offers 37 new pieces for your perusal, including new photographs by
Diane Arbus and (by and of) Bernice Abbott, along with new agricultural
photojournalism by Jon Edwards. The exhibit runs through February 21 at
7 Congress Square; call 207.775.6148 for details.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
After staging her play The Clean House last year, the great Mad Horse Theatre Company gets its year going with another play by Sarah Ruhl (whose Broadway debut, In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play was probably the most acclaimed new comedy of 2009). Dead Man’s Cell Phone
goes to imaginative places in examining the ramifications of our
ever-increasing accessibility. The production runs through January 31,
and tonight’s show is at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at
the door (with $2 off for seniors and students) at 25A Forest Ave., or
by calling 207.730.2389.