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No humbug here

The singer Phoebe Snow has a great wry line about our next major secular holiday.
But a good harrumph will do!
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 30, 2012

Dead Wessex’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles

That we have not yet fully outlived the Victorians seems self-evident, given the political right's priggishly austere agenda for women's reproductive health and rights.
Victoriana’s old clothes
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 21, 2012

Good Theater goes big

Of all the tenets in the American mythology, upward mobility is one of the biggies, both the most exalted and the most critiqued: We have both our Pretty Women and our Sisters Carrie.
With Neil Simon's Little Me
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 16, 2012

Review: Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival marks a decade

For 10 years now, Acorn Productions has provided an annual platform for both new and established Maine playwrights to see their work enacted by live bodies under hot lights.
Ten new plays
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 22, 2011

Holiday shorts

I have nothing against A Christmas Carol , but there's a lot of it out there right about now.
Dark Water's five-piece celebration
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 18, 2009