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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
| June 08, 2012
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
| December 23, 2011
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
| 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
| July 22, 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
| June 17, 2011
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
| July 30, 2010
We heart these people
We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
| February 12, 2010
Catharsis + rebirth
My own backward gaze over the last decade of local theater only takes in the second half of it, so I've consulted a few veterans.
Portland theater's losses and gains since 1999
| September 18, 2009
More Bard, please
The sultry season is soon upon us, and as always, it will bring area theater-goers such dependable balms as Shakespeare (both in and out of the park), classic musicals, and giddy misbehavior of various sorts. Between that manna and a few original produ
Lots of Shakespeare for summertime
| June 12, 2009
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