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New play based on L-A's Somali experience

Maine's twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn gained national attention in the first few years of this century for its reception of Somali immigrants.
Immigrant scenes
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 07, 2011

Cheryl Hamilton opens Checkered Floors at Old Port Playhouse


Lewiston playwright and actor Cheryl Hamilton opens Checkered Floors, her one-woman show offering a personal account of how life changed when the city became the...
By webteam  |  December 29, 2010

O. Henry's Gift of the Magi at Old Port Playhouse


At Old Port Playhouse (19 Temple St., 207.773.0333), a local theater showing three plays this week (impressively, none is A Christmas Carol!), presents O. Henry's...
By webteam  |  December 07, 2010
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Fall Arts Preview: Not quite Oklahoma!

Perhaps the most anticipated Maine premiere this season is the darkly caustic family apocalypse of August: Osage County (October 14-November 7), the much-lauded 2007 tragicomedy by Tracey Letts, to be produced by the GOOD THEATER .
August: Osage County + steampunk robots
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 17, 2010

Jimmy Higgins at Old Port Playhouse


A blueblood actor/orator dramatizesthe labor movement. Old Port Playhouse |  207.773.0333 |  19 Temple St, Portland | Sep 14-15: Jimmy Higgins | one-man show with...
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010
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Naked truths

Although this review of My First Time , a show about virginity loss, appears in our Student Survival Guide issue, several of the play's characters are well into their 30s and still — deliberately or not — waiting.
Ribald, and sobering, tales of first encounters
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 27, 2010


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Cooking the books

Tax season got you feeling screwed? How about a little schadenfreude: Chances are Jon (Christian F. Luening) has it a lot worse and more embarrassing than you in Love, Sex & the IRS , the 1979 comedy by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore.
How long until Love, Sex & the IRS collide?
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 16, 2010

Just scheduled: Mad Horse at Old Port Playhouse - Two nights only


The Mad Horse Theatre Company crew are bringing Justin Tanner's Voice Lessons to the Old Port Playhouse on Friday and Saturday, for a short-notice two-night...
By Jeff Inglis  |  March 30, 2010

"Yours, Anne" at the Old Port Playhouse


As the local theatrical season hits full stride, still more productions are sounding pretty good. Yours, Anne, at the Old Port Playhouse, is a purportedly-tasteful...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010
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Greater Tuna in the Texas two-step

Our first introductions to Tuna come over the airwaves on the Wheelis Struvis Report , as hosts Wheelis (Barrasso) and Struvis (Donovan) announce the winning student-essay contest entry ("Human Rights: Why Bother?") and weatherman Harold Dean (Donovan
Greater Tuna parodies the Lone Star State
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 15, 2010

Greater Tuna at Old Port Playhouse


Early signs of life on the 2010 theater calendar start twitching this weekend. In town, Greater Tuna, the latest production by the new Old Port...
By webteam  |  January 06, 2010


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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
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Holiday shorts

I have nothing against A Christmas Carol , but there's a lot of it out there right about now.
Dark Water's five-piece celebration
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 18, 2009

“Christmas: Naughty & Nice” at Old Port Playhouse


Up until Christmas, the new Old Port Playhouse presents a weekly Tuesday night installment of five short, alternative holiday-themed plays written by San Francisco playwright...
By webteam  |  December 09, 2009

Sylvia at Old Port Playhouse


The Old Port Playhouse, a new spot in the old Head Games space at 19 Temple St. downtown, presents their debut production, the comedy Sylvia,...
By webteam  |  October 07, 2009