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A surreal comedy from Dramatic Rep
Life is in upheaval for these four friends, and all of them will need to go deep to make sense of things in Swimming in the Shallows , a comedy with a touch of the surreal, by Adam Bock.
Fins to the left, fins to the right
| April 20, 2013
Portland Stage Company looks back — and forward — at working America
In 1919, a New York switchboard room of the American Bell Telephone Company is vertiginously perched between eras: The three women working the switchboards are soon to be replaced by automation, big business is getting bigger, gender and ethnicity are fl
| August 26, 2011
Review: Good Theater's hilarious Farce
You can tell a lot about a couple by their bedroom, says proper English matron Delia (Cathy Counts) to her husband Ernest (Bob McCormack).
Rooms of laughs
| April 01, 2011
Go inside radio drama
The tale-tellers behind Final Rune Productions create what they call "stories for the ear."
| October 08, 2010
From the darkness, a hand strikes chalk against a spot-lit blackboard: July 1981 , it writes, and then, 16 .
Mad Horse's latest show has exceptional heart
| June 11, 2010
In our hyper-connected day and age, a woman laments in Dead Man's Cell Phone , there exist only three sanctuaries from the ringing: the theater, the church, and the toilet — and even these havens are ring-less only in principle.
What if the dead could talk?
| January 22, 2010
For centuries, sundry artists have extolled Maine as a locale for all sort of idylls and creations. This weekend, a series of plays will limn our state's romanticism with seductive specificity: as a setting for imaginative and sensual women loving wome
Reclaiming the state's history and image
| August 28, 2009
It's opening night, and in the leading lady's suite at the Ritz-Carlton, key players are drinking a litany of pre-curtain toasts: Fast-talking financier Sidney Black (Stephen Underwood) blesses his first-ever investment in the theater.
Moss Hart and Good Theater send up thespians
| April 24, 2009
Across white sheets strung on clotheslines, cool light falls from a window, as if over the most susceptible fabric of memory.
The longings of mistreated women cannot be Eclipsed
| January 23, 2008
Middle-aged Michael O’Neal just wants a little bit of the epic in his life.
To thine own story be true
| March 21, 2007
Christmas in Lisnacoo involves an avenging Santa, wanton women, and, above all, an impressive amount of spirits — both the kind in bottles and the kind within the lively Irish.
Drinking and living it up Irish-style
| December 06, 2006
Pull out your hip flasks, everybody, because a mean fog’s rolled in and some creepy shit has been seen down by the docks: mysterious shipments; creatures torn to shreds; strange thuds, scurries, and squeaks.
Exposed: waterfront workers' rugged vulnerabilities
| November 01, 2006
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