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Coward’s quiet play at Portland Stage
The name of Noël Coward is fairly synonymous with the biting, devastating verbal wit of his farces like Blithe Spirit , in which well-off Brits behave badly, having at each other with verbal razors.
| March 08, 2013
A friendly take on fear
The theologian John Calvin (Peter Brown) trudges about the set of Keith Reddin's Life During Wartime , spreading his cheery take on the human condition: "All human works are nothing but filth and defilement."
| June 08, 2012
Portland Stage resurrects four of Tennessee’s other works
A young boy walks the railroad tracks with a delusional girl who lives alone in an old house.
Williams at 100
| March 09, 2012
Portland Stage goes noir
Dead guys, mysterious dames, mobsters, dirty cops, and a handsome array of handguns are all in a night's work for Philip Marlowe, novelist Raymond Chandler's quintessential LA private eye.
| February 17, 2012
The highlights of 2011’s theatrics
Some of the most exhilarating moments in theater this year happened in the Apohadion, as a pale and schizoid Michael Dix Thomas shrieked the opening strains of "The Ballad of Mack the Knife," summoning to stage the lurid, ghoulish menagerie of Bertolt Br
From madness to mealtime
| December 23, 2011
Review: Dramatic Rep's ambitious Gross Indecency
In the center of Gross Indecency 's simple, book-laden set sits a single green carnation in a crystal vase.
| June 10, 2011
Review: John Cariani's Last Gas premieres at Portland Stage
It's hard to get anywhere from Township 15, Range 8 — it's vast, empty, and hours from even Bangor.
Pursuit of happiness
| November 19, 2010
Review: Ghosts, people, booze flow together in AIRE's The Seafarer
When it comes to ghosts and other supernatural catalysts, Halloween's theatrical repertoire is actually rivaled by that of the Yuletide season.
| November 05, 2010
The 39 Steps at Portland Stage
On other stages, The 39 Steps wraps up a run of performances highly satisfying to watch. In this satirical homage to Hitchcock's classic film, a...
| October 20, 2010
Go inside radio drama
The tale-tellers behind Final Rune Productions create what they call "stories for the ear."
| October 08, 2010
Review: Portland Stage's The 39 Steps works the funny bone
The driving force of Hitchcock's 1939 film The 39 Steps is suspense, as unwitting bachelor Richard Hannay gets caught up in espionage, train escapes, weapons technology, and the future of Europe and the world.
Comedy, not suspense
| October 08, 2010
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