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Alternatives, and standbys, for summer

The big theater buzz this summer is of course is the Fringe, which actually comprises two overlapping programs from June 26 to July 1.
Life on the Fringe
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 08, 2012

Review: Outdoor expressionism in Fenix Theatre's Love’s Labour’s Lost

One of Shakespeare's earliest and lightest-of-the-light works, Love's Labour's Lost , is this year's Shakespearean offering of the Fenix Theatre Company.
Collision of minds, hearts, and well, more
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 22, 2011

Review: Fenix Theatre's poignant, funny Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, the tragicomedy Waiting for Godot, might not be everybody's idea of a summertime al fresco romp.
Laughing while it hurts
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 22, 2011

Funny you should say that

I'm pretty confident in saying that humor is probably one of the key things that separates us humans from the rest of the animal kingdom.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 18, 2011

Maine's quirky summer stage season

Summertime and a lush arboreal landscape is an unexpected setting for Samuel Beckett's flinty Waiting for Godot , and this reviewer is already stirred.
History + mystery
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 17, 2011

Get out on the cheap

As eyes may roll, and thoughts of sliding down Mellen Street into Deering Oaks swim through our mind, wintertime is what keeps so many of us excited for eight months a year.
Winter escapes that won't stretch your wallet
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  January 28, 2011


Going Gaga for gay rights

Maine became a gay-rights battleground again this week, complete with junior-high-style political maneuvering and pop-culture madness.
Rally report
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 24, 2010

Fall Food Preview: Okay, Vacationland, it's our turn

Goodbye tourists. Goodbye school children. Thanks for spending this gorgeous summer with us and keeping our restaurants and businesses thriving. We know your dough keeps many of us employed, but, frankly, we’re ready for some distance.
Enjoy peak harvest without the crowds
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  September 17, 2010

Mail dump

Thanks for your article on the price increase on blue bags. The article should also mention another consequence of the price hike: some neighbors have chosen to simply ignore the blue-bag rule and use their own bags.
Letters to the Portland Editor, August 27, 2010

Building up the Baysides

Perhaps you've been bowling and boozing at Bayside Bowl on Alder Street. Or maybe you've been biking down Fox Street and over to Whole Foods, throwing a glimpse over to Anderson as you pass — you just might see someone you know.
Looking forward on the peninsula's last frontiers
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 13, 2010

Making some waves

Only a minute or two into the Fenix Theatre Company's Twelfth Night , certain principals are already wet and flailing on the floor of the reflecting pool in Deering Oaks Park.
Fenix's '60s Night in the park
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 30, 2010

Twelfth Night at Deering Oaks Park

Portland's most popular - not to mention randy - version of Shakespeare in the Park comes courtesy of the Fenix Theatre Company, who this season...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010

Southern Maine Pride Parade & Festival at Deering Oaks Park

Saturday, the Southern Maine Pride Parade & Festival hits the downtown, with a 12:30 pm parade from Monument Square to Deering Oaks Park, where a...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010

2009 had some redeeming qualities - really

Let's get serious: For many Portlanders, 2009 was a crap year.
Don’t look back in anger

Conquer the cold

Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  The Fenix Theatre Company's latest production at the wading pool in Deering Oaks Park, of Bill Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, continues its two-week...
By webteam  |  August 12, 2009

Greater Portland Festival of Nations

  Throughout the afternoon and evening, the Greater Portland Festival of Nations honors Portland's various ethnic communities with live music (by Eric Bettencourt, stream band,...
By webteam  |  July 22, 2009
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Snapping towels

Through the rest of June, a classic battle of the sexes will be waged at the wading pool of Deering Oaks Park. The Fenix Theatre Co., Portland's premier purveyor of outdoor Shakespeare for the summer, stages a smart, wet, and aggressive Taming of the
Fenix's Taming of the Shrew gets wet
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 19, 2009