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Dramatic Rep gets self-referential

We’ve now officially entered the season of musicals, and if you’re hankering for something in the genre that’s a little cleverer, somewhat raunchier, and way more meta than the usual fare, look no farther than [title of show].
 Meta-musical
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 07, 2013
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A surreal comedy from Dramatic Rep

Life is in upheaval for these four friends, and all of them will need to go deep to make sense of things in Swimming in the Shallows , a comedy with a touch of the surreal, by Adam Bock.
Fins to the left, fins to the right
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 20, 2013
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2012’s many theatrical joys

The past year in Portland theater saw a gain, a loss, and a move: First, summer brought us the first annual PortFringe festival and the inaugural Portland Performing Arts Festival.
A year in footlights
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 21, 2012
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A friendly take on fear

The theologian John Calvin (Peter Brown) trudges about the set of Keith Reddin's Life During Wartime , spreading his cheery take on the human condition: "All human works are nothing but filth and defilement."
Stage Presence
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 08, 2012
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The highlights of 2011’s theatrics

Some of the most exhilarating moments in theater this year happened in the Apohadion, as a pale and schizoid Michael Dix Thomas shrieked the opening strains of "The Ballad of Mack the Knife," summoning to stage the lurid, ghoulish menagerie of Bertolt Br
From madness to mealtime
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 23, 2011
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Dramatic Rep digs deep for catharsis

Today is a good day for twenty-something Sherry (Casey Turner): She's out of bed, over her depression, and starting her first-ever job as an elementary art teacher and art therapist.
Finding the Tigers within
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 04, 2011


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: Dramatic Repertory Company ponders deep subjects in Blue/Orange

The set is black and white — dark modern chairs and table against a pale grid of a screen, like a vertical drop-ceiling.
Inside the shrinks
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 11, 2011