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Review: Dramatic Rep's ambitious Gross Indecency

In the center of Gross Indecency 's simple, book-laden set sits a single green carnation in a crystal vase.
Wilde's trials
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 10, 2011
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Review: Dark nights with The Play About the Baby

On the weeknights when The Goat is off and Lucid Stage would otherwise be dark, Mad Horse is doubling everyone's Albee pleasure, if that's quite the right word for what this master playwright's work evinces.
Testing love
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 28, 2011
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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

Time to end tolerance

I'd like you to think about something. Ever seen the bumper sticker: "Intolerance will not be tolerated"?
Letters to the Portland Editor, December 11, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 11, 2009
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Camera crazy

With a large number of new entrants, and several returning filmmakers, the fourth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival was a rousing success.
Local filmmakers show off their talents in our fourth Short-Film Festival
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 27, 2009
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Going Cuckoo

Through the asylum’s gothic windows, high and barred, shift impossibly vivid blues, yellows, and scarlets.
Portland Players searches for liberation
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 02, 2008