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Acorn’s must-see production of a Pinter classic
Almost everything goes unsaid in Harold Pinter's 1958 classic, The Birthday Party .
Turning up the heat
| March 02, 2012
Review: Jewish wit pervades Acorn's latest production
Around this time of year, the vast majority of holiday entertainment — Nutcrackers both Victorian and burlesque; innumerable A Christmas Carols ; even the rogue Sedaris debauchery of The Santaland Diaries — is some sort of riff on a holiday that's a
| December 10, 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
Rise and fall
For years now, the Naked Shakespeare Ensemble has brought its signature fare — stripped-down productions and ravishingly acute attention to the Bard's language — into a slew of non-traditional settings, including the Wine Bar on Wharf Street, SPACE Gall
Naked Shakespeare's Richard II
| May 22, 2009
New and old
First, a tribute to a few of the year's newer theater ventures.
The best of 2008's theater productions
BY MEGAN GRUMBLING
| December 23, 2008
The changes today's presidential candidates are talking about are modest in comparison with the radical leftist politics of the first half of the last century.
Revisiting 20th-century progressivism
| June 04, 2008
Venice in Longfellow Square
All the venue’s a stage in Naked Shakespeare’s theatrical ethos.
| May 07, 2008
Real activists know Jimmy Higgins
The changes 21st-century presidential candidates talk about are modest in comparison with the radical leftist politics of the first half of the last century.
Learning from history
| April 23, 2008
Short Play Fest turns eight
It’s time once again to bring Maine’s playwrights out of their writing rooms, and to realize their creations on stage.
| March 26, 2008
No alibi needed
Earnest also boasts one hell of a big, imperious foil of British womanhood.
Earnest-ness at the Stage at Spring Point
| July 18, 2007
Cracking the nut
It’s spring, reclusive writers everywhere are emerging from their writing rooms, and what better way to celebrate than with Acorn Productions’ annual festival of local playwrights?
New plays find fertile ground
| March 29, 2006
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