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Fall Arts Preview: Not quite Oklahoma!

Perhaps the most anticipated Maine premiere this season is the darkly caustic family apocalypse of August: Osage County (October 14-November 7), the much-lauded 2007 tragicomedy by Tracey Letts, to be produced by the GOOD THEATER .
August: Osage County + steampunk robots
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 17, 2010

Campy send-up

The Mystery of Irma Vep . Portland Stage Company's excellent, giddy production, directed by Christopher Grabowski, stars Tom Ford (who portrayed some dozens of characters in PSC's superlative I Am My Own Wife ) and Steven Strafford.
Irma Vep mocks show biz
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 05, 2010

Into new worlds

The New Year opens with a duo of two-man, many-character comedies.
Theatrical journeys for the year ahead
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 01, 2010

Play by Play: June 19, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 19, 2009

Drag race

Jane Twisden, the sinister housekeeper of The Mystery of Irma Vep , harbors a mad, secret passion for her employer, the aristocratic and manly Lord Edgar Hillcrest.
The Lyric cracks The Mystery of Irma Vep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 02, 2008

Almost Famous: Joe Bernstein

I’ve been all over the country, and I have to say, the quality of the State Police department here — they’re the best.
Retired former senior special agent for the US Immigration and Naturalization Service
By FRANK MULLIN  |  September 10, 2008


Wait, who are you?

Vaudevillian intimacies are rampant in Charles Ludlam’s Obie-winning two-men-as-everyone comedy, The Mystery of Irma Vep .
Two virtuoso actors play four hilarious characters
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 23, 2008

Staging send-ups

I’m happy to report that a number of other summer productions will be sending up various cultural phenomena.
Summer produces pirates, horrors, and wonders
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 18, 2008