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Coward brings the upper class down a notch

The most sympathetic character in Noel Coward's snarky little farce, Blithe Spirit, is neither the "astral bigamist" Charles Condomine nor the petulant ghost of his first wife Elvira, nor even his beleaguered current wife Ruth.
Finding the medium
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 18, 2013

NHTP’s wistful Godot

Their tree is a coil of mottled cables tapering into two spindly branches, their mound for sitting on is a dull gray stone, and this terrain is simply lit by two blue and two bare lights.
Stop making sense
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 23, 2012

Review: A composer’s jealousy drives Amadeus at NHTP

Early in his youth, an Italian named Antonio Salieri (the outstanding Blair Hundertmark) knelt in church, looked up, and saw a certain God: "An old, candle-smoked God with a mulberry robe, staring out at the world with a dealer's eyes."
Sacred bargain
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 21, 2011

Lysistrata at New Hampshire Theatre Project

Down I-95 a bit, the New Hampshire Theatre Project’s ambitious adaptation of Aristophanes’ Greek comedy, Lysistrata, features song lyrics based on interviews with Iraq and...
By webteam  |  January 06, 2010

Into new worlds

The New Year opens with a duo of two-man, many-character comedies.
Theatrical journeys for the year ahead
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 01, 2010

Basking in life

Nancy and Charlie (Kate Braun and Peter Josephson) have made it to the other side: Their kids are raised, released into the world, and producing their own offspring.
Two humans and two lizards, in Albee's Seascape
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 20, 2009


Mixin' it up

First on my dance card this fall is the Good Theater's The Little Dog Laughed (September 17-October 11), a scathing comedy about Hollywood, a closeted actor's indiscretions with a hustler, and his agent's desperate clean-up duties.
Fall's theater shows cover serious ground
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 18, 2009
Theater Duel List photo (Portland 1/20/06)

On Burr's survival

Secessionist sentiment up north never made it into action, but one New Hampshire playwright has now asked, What if?
The Duel imagines New England's secession carried through in NH
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 18, 2006