M. Marguerite Mathews

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Review: Pontine explores Hawthorne's ancestral thriller

Perhaps nowhere in America is the past as tangible a presence as it is in New England.
Spirit world
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 30, 2011

Ordinary people

Born and raised in South Berwick, the writer Sarah Orne Jewett spent her life noticing the lives of ordinary Maine people. Her esteemed 1896 The Country of the Pointed Firs is a series of wise, gentle sketches of the aging folks of several small mari
Pontine's latest Jewett adaptation
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 05, 2010

Rich power

The Maine writer Sarah Orne Jewett, born in South Berwick in 1849, memorably focused her work on the ordinary people of rural nineteenth-century Maine.
Pontine lushly retells Jewett's stories
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 01, 2009

Candy is dandy

The poet Ogden Nash might be best known for his acute “Reflections on Icebreaking”: “Candy/is dandy/but liquor/is quicker.”
Honey-sweet goodness at Pontine
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 06, 2008

Honoring home

Preacher-turned-photographer Wallace Nutting was enamored of “the earliest forms” of America.
Pontine opens up another chapter of the past
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 02, 2007
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Strolling back

For an encounter with such daily details of 17th- and 18th-century New England life, idle awhile with Brewster’s Rambles About Portsmouth , the fine newest addition to the social-historical repertoire of Portsmouth's Pontine Theatre.
A people’s history of Portsmouth
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 03, 2006