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Good Theater explores being stuck, and escaping

The wood walls are streaky and weathered in the homes of both Margie (Denise Poirier) and Mike (James Noel Hoban).
Understanding poverty
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 19, 2012
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Playwright Gage explains Lizzie Borden, on stage

Alleged ax-murderer Lizzie Borden is among the most notorious women in New England history.
Sharpened perceptions
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 30, 2011
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Monmouth's sharpness shines in Coward's Blithe Spirit

It wouldn't be summer without a ghost story or two, though the currently one up in Monmouth has nothing to do with campfires and s'mores.
Let the Spirit linger
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Bring tissues to King Lear at Monmouth

Midstage against the roiling charcoal and gray backdrop of the Theater at Monmouth's King Lear is a stand of stark, boughless tree trunks all leaning to one side, as if so long in the same hard wind of Lear's heath that they'll never again grow upright
Oh how pride doth fall
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 05, 2011
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Lovely luxury

"In matters of great importance," observes young Gwendolyn, "style, not sincerity, is the vital thing."
Good Theater's rich, colorful Earnest
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 19, 2010
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Open lines

In our hyper-connected day and age, a woman laments in Dead Man's Cell Phone , there exist only three sanctuaries from the ringing: the theater, the church, and the toilet — and even these havens are ring-less only in principle.
What if the dead could talk?
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 22, 2010


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Hollywood heels

The exquisitely jaded Diane (Denise Poirier) describes her world as one in which Cobb salads are special-ordered with the intricacy and significance of Buddhist mandalas.
A dream cast in Good Theater's Little Dog
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 25, 2009
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Friends, Romans...

Colorful archetypes abound in this super-stratified society of ancient Rome.
...Courtesans? Funny Thing, that
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 28, 2009
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Mad tea party

Becca is constantly concocting elaborate desserts for the people in her life.
Healing and humor in Rabbit Hole
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 23, 2008

Theatrical progress

As an avid theater-goer, there are times when I hanker to positively consume a fine play.
A venue-to-venue tour of Portland
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 02, 2008
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Portland's got talent

Good Theater’s Ruthless! is not just a sharp, wry and eye-pleasing hoot of a show, but one that’s absolutely dripping in, yes, talent.
Ruthless! showcases Good Theater's strengths
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 26, 2007


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Find your Bliss

In this lovely house in Cookham, England, life is only about bliss. About the Family Bliss, that is.
Sneezing with laughter at Hay Fever
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 24, 2007