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Playwright Gage explains Lizzie Borden, on stage
Alleged ax-murderer Lizzie Borden is among the most notorious women in New England history.
| December 30, 2011
Review: Outdoor expressionism in Fenix Theatre's Love’s Labour’s Lost
One of Shakespeare's earliest and lightest-of-the-light works, Love's Labour's Lost , is this year's Shakespearean offering of the Fenix Theatre Company.
Collision of minds, hearts, and well, more
| July 22, 2011
Review: Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival marks a decade
For 10 years now, Acorn Productions has provided an annual platform for both new and established Maine playwrights to see their work enacted by live bodies under hot lights.
Ten new plays
| April 22, 2011
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
Acorn opens stripped-down Studio Series
This autumn Acorn Productions adds another venture to its already myriad theatrical offerings.
| October 15, 2010
More Bard, another park
Just as fiddleheads and lilacs sprung early this year, so have the urban-pastoral pleasures of al fresco Shakespeare.
Acorn takes Shakespeare to the Riverbank
| May 21, 2010
For nearly a decade, Acorn Productions has been staging world-premiere works of playwrights who live right here among us.
Acorn keeps the spotlight on Maine playwrights
| December 11, 2009
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
Through the rest of June, a classic battle of the sexes will be waged at the wading pool of Deering Oaks Park. The Fenix Theatre Co., Portland's premier purveyor of outdoor Shakespeare for the summer, stages a smart, wet, and aggressive Taming of the
Fenix's Taming of the Shrew gets wet
| June 19, 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
All in the family(1)
“Home” isn’t necessarily a discrete, concrete place.
Lives and cultures clash in Lanyard premiere
| August 12, 2008
As an avid theater-goer, there are times when I hanker to positively consume a fine play.
A venue-to-venue tour of Portland
| January 02, 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
It's spring, and time once again for Portland’s theatrical equivalent of the farmer’s market.
Acorn's Maine Short Play Festival doesn't waste time
| April 04, 2007
Slow + steady
Before grown-ups start talking to kids about certain things, a parent observes, kids start talking to grown-ups.
Talking about sex – with a turtle?
| February 28, 2007
Back in the acts
When it comes to dramatics, there’s plenty to toast at this year’s end.
A year in Maine theater
| December 20, 2006
The female breast is celebrated with such relish in the opening lines of Purple Breasts that it is all the more devastating to watch as one woman’s breast is stricken with cancer.
Turning Purple with fear, rage, frustration
| May 31, 2006
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