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Review: Pontine explores Hawthorne's ancestral thriller

Perhaps nowhere in America is the past as tangible a presence as it is in New England.
Spirit world
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 30, 2011
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Ordinary people

Born and raised in South Berwick, the writer Sarah Orne Jewett spent her life noticing the lives of ordinary Maine people. Her esteemed 1896 The Country of the Pointed Firs is a series of wise, gentle sketches of the aging folks of several small mari
Pontine's latest Jewett adaptation
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 05, 2010
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Rich power

The Maine writer Sarah Orne Jewett, born in South Berwick in 1849, memorably focused her work on the ordinary people of rural nineteenth-century Maine.
Pontine lushly retells Jewett's stories
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 01, 2009
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Myth and legend

With no ado, here are some of the last year’s theatrical highlights.
Portland theatre: 2007 in review
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 19, 2007
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Honoring home

Preacher-turned-photographer Wallace Nutting was enamored of “the earliest forms” of America.
Pontine opens up another chapter of the past
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 02, 2007
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Thinking ahead

On the civic side of things comes a new play, a public-service production about sex education, from ADD VERB PRODUCTIONS .
The coming year on the boards
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 29, 2006


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Strolling back

For an encounter with such daily details of 17th- and 18th-century New England life, idle awhile with Brewster’s Rambles About Portsmouth , the fine newest addition to the social-historical repertoire of Portsmouth's Pontine Theatre.
A people’s history of Portsmouth
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 03, 2006