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Suspend your disbelief this fall

Fall preview highlights
 Faith beckons
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 19, 2013

Midsummer gets a twist, in midwinter

When I learned that Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream was to be staged in frigid early winter, I wondered if the production's angle might be unabashed irony.
Steamy dreaming
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 20, 2012

Choosing teams

Remember how not too long ago, people were celebrating the United States’ entrance into a “post-racial” era?
West Side Story’s powerful reminder of peril
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 28, 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

Portland Players: The Rocky Horror Show

Portland Players open up their (non-interactive, sorry) production of The Rocky Horror Show, which is attracting interest from theatergoers throughout the Northeast. Seats for the...
By webteam  |  October 28, 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


Review: La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles at Portland Players
"All about love"
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 21, 2009

Bridesmaids' banter

At this upper-crust Tennessee wedding, we never see the bride, but her quintet of reluctant bridesmaids gets down to some deep and dirty truths in the sassy, irreverent Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, an early comedy by Alan Ball.
In Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 19, 2008