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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.
| April 30, 2011
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
| February 05, 2010
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
| May 01, 2009
Myth and legend
With no ado, here are some of the last year’s theatrical highlights.
Portland theatre: 2007 in review
| December 19, 2007
Preacher-turned-photographer Wallace Nutting was enamored of “the earliest forms” of America.
Pontine opens up another chapter of the past
| May 02, 2007
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
| December 29, 2006
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
| May 03, 2006
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