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Suspend your disbelief this fall

Fall preview highlights
 Faith beckons
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 19, 2013

Wallace Shawn’s dialogue in Lorem Ipsum's mouth

Pedestrians passing the window of Rose Contemporary gallery last weekend might have wondered what several leering, expensively dressed people were up to inside.
You keep using that word
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 18, 2013

Black-box results show success

It's an on-stage-off-stage winter in Portland Stage Company's Studio Theater.
Test flights
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 22, 2013

A first sampler from the new Lorem Ipsum label

It's been a while since Portland had itself a bona fide new label, something more than just a vanity title for a band's self-released album. It makes sense, considering the fracturing nature of the music industry in general and the ease with which indep
Call it a placeholder
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 22, 2013

2012’s many theatrical joys

The past year in Portland theater saw a gain, a loss, and a move: First, summer brought us the first annual PortFringe festival and the inaugural Portland Performing Arts Festival.
A year in footlights
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 21, 2012

Ibsen's Ghosts haunt all of SPACE

Myriad Portland spirits have conspired in raising the much-anticipated new production of Lorem Ipsum, an elegant, bewitchingly multi-medial staging of and around Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts .
Seething spirits
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 30, 2012


Photos: Screaming Females, Parasol & Modern Hut at Lorem Ipsum

Screaming Females, Parasol, and Modern Hut played a show at Lorem Ipsum bookstore on Monday, February 13, 2012.
Lorem Ipsum bookstore | Monday, February 13, 2012
By ALI DONAHUE  |  February 17, 2012

The second half of the season brings surprises

Those who missed out on LOREM IPSUM's Threepenny Opera this fall should get in line early for its spring production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, at SPACE Gallery (March 22-April 1).
Comedy and danger
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 30, 2011

The highlights of 2011’s theatrics

Some of the most exhilarating moments in theater this year happened in the Apohadion, as a pale and schizoid Michael Dix Thomas shrieked the opening strains of "The Ballad of Mack the Knife," summoning to stage the lurid, ghoulish menagerie of Bertolt Br
From madness to mealtime
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 23, 2011

Get thee to the Apohadion for a masterful show

The lurching black satire of The Threepenny Opera is a study in grotesques: Monstrous caricatures of amorality and the blade of the bottom line are both repellent and ridiculously entertaining in this 1928 musical condemnation of capitalism.
Shell out for Threepenny
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 23, 2011
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A study in anarchy

Named after a family of birds that is markedly playful and diverse, Corvid is a benevolent underground anarchist institute fostering eclectic inter-disciplinary thought.
With no campus, accreditation, or heirarchy, Corvid College thrives underground
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 29, 2011


Maine's quirky summer stage season

Summertime and a lush arboreal landscape is an unexpected setting for Samuel Beckett's flinty Waiting for Godot , and this reviewer is already stirred.
History + mystery
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 17, 2011

Mad Men on Mass Ave

We have many long, painful, Mad Men– less months stretching ahead of us, as we wait for the show to return to AMC and shower us with more broken marriages, snappy quips, jaw-dropping revelations, and (hopefully) amputated limbs.
How to make your carpets match the Drapers
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 11, 2009

Pore and pour

This is for the misanthropes and wallflowers.
The reader’s guide to intoxicating literature
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 31, 2007

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