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Maine Playwrights Festival
Acorn performs ten plays by Maine writers
This year, the ten short plays of Acorn Productions' 11th Annual Maine Playwrights Festival, chosen from more than 50 submitted to this year's open call, tends toward the dark: it includes specters of AIDS, the economic downturn, child abuse, and death b
Ups and downs in new works
| April 27, 2012
Review: Acorn camps, vamps in Shakespeare's Cymbeline
When the servant Pisania (April Singley) enters to herald the opening iambs of Cymbeline , her Elizabethan diction is bracingly offset by her skintight black vinyl and fishnets.
| May 13, 2011
Get a glimpse of Open Waters' Farms and Fables project
Last summer, four theater artists experienced a rather different kind of arts residency: They spent months on three local farms, planting, weeding, and talking with farm workers.
Planting seeds for the future
| April 08, 2011
Review: The sweltering, classically elegant Blood Wedding
Just about a year ago, an irrepressible new grassroots theater ensemble in Portland surged to the stage with the gloriously unabashed boorishness of Ubu Roi , a gem of French proto-Absurdism.
Lorca's murderous Spaniards visit SPACE
| January 14, 2011
The race is on
Around 7 pm last Saturday at the St. Lawrence, a sealed envelope was sliced open and its contents, handwritten on three slips of paper, were revealed to a full house: “Are you sure you want to go through with this?”
Running through Acorn’s 24-Hour Play Festival
| May 07, 2010
For nearly a decade, Acorn Productions has been staging world-premiere works of playwrights who live right here among us.
Acorn keeps the spotlight on Maine playwrights
| December 11, 2009
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