Julie George Carlson

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Freeport Factory gives Holiday her due

With its low lighting, cocktail tables, scarlet-draped piano, and old-timey microphone, the scene at Freeport Factory Stage is set as a small club readied for an intimate night of jazz.
Meeting Billie
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 13, 2012

Williams’s shattering Menagerie in Freeport

Tom's restlessness at home in St. Louis, where he's stuck providing for his plaintive mom and crippled sister, becomes particularly oppressive in the very architecture of the Freeport Factory Stage.
Fragile suffering
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 24, 2012

Freeport Factory makes solid Art

Anyone who doubts the dangerousness of art anymore need look no further than the canvas in Yasmina Reza's Art to refresh their faith.
Navel gazing
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 30, 2011

Freeport’s excellent (and free!) outdoor Shakespeare

Trickery and dissembling around love have one role or other in just about everything Shakespeare wrote, though he lays it on particularly thick in Twelfth Night .
Fade to gray
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 12, 2011

Review: Dark nights with The Play About the Baby

On the weeknights when The Goat is off and Lucid Stage would otherwise be dark, Mad Horse is doubling everyone's Albee pleasure, if that's quite the right word for what this master playwright's work evinces.
Testing love
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 28, 2011

Freeport Shakespeare stages a fully appointed premiere

A new opportunity for free al fresco Shakespeare launches this week in Freeport: The Freeport Shakespeare Festival stages its premiere, a richly laden production of The Tempest , from August 3-6 in L.L. Bean's Discovery Park, directed by Julie George-
Outdoor Bard-ing
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 06, 2010


Just-so stories

There's plenty of room for neurotic misbehavior in Noel Coward's Fallen Angels .
Noel Coward's Fallen Angels wait for love
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 25, 2009