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Review: PSC winningly turns the Wright brothers upside-down in Center of Gravity
The set of Portland Stage Company's Center of Gravity is a spacious, elegant network of cables, a ladder, and a ramp.
Into the distance
| March 18, 2011
An Irish classic
Matriarch Juno is the only one of the Boyles who brings in any coin: Her husband Jack is a drunken boor who, to avoid working, feigns aches in his legs.
The strong ensemble of Juno and the Paycock
| May 14, 2010
Clever or klepto?
A certain branch of modern liberal academia could stand a little likening to Lear, as stubbornly entrenched in its own theories, deconstructions, and Weltanschauungen as it is.
Third examines dogma, preconceptions
| October 16, 2009
Melodrama is a particularly satisfying popular art form for a financial crisis, filled as it is with unambiguous types and tropes — rich ruthless villains, poor but warm-hearted heroes and heroines, music that spiritedly cues our hisses and cheers, and
Explore Portland's past with AIRE
| May 29, 2009
Not messing about
The pale modernism of Lane's living room, plush but sterile, is being slowly strewn with stuff: barely bitten apples, playing cards, a bright yellow spice.
Mad Horse's beautiful Clean House
| January 28, 2009
The mouths of babes
The terrorism of emotional manipulation and smear campaigns is certainly alive and well anywhere that somebody wants a certain kind of power.
Mad Horse’s chilling season opener
| October 16, 2008
Compared to the staid, changeless Irish village of Balleybeg, America seems like a “vast restless place,” a land of “impermanence and anonymity,” and a country where “nobody gives a damn about the past.”
Philadelphia, Here I Come! explores the internal and external struggles of home
| April 30, 2008
Portlanders on stage
Nobles and groundlings alike place their verbiage strategically for love, for mischief, or — most delectably — for both.
The city's most prominent theater showcases hometown talent
| March 12, 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
Meaning of life
Over the ten years of their daughter Joe’s life, middle-class Sheila and Bri (Lisa Muller-Jones and Dave Currier) have given her dozens of different personalities.
Mad Horse explores Joe Egg’s existence
| February 07, 2007
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