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Young actors take to the stage in Wiley and the Hairy Man

Deep in the Appalachian swamp, young Wiley (Luke Stickney, winningly) lives among tree toads, alligators, and plenty of magical spirits.
Finding courage
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 24, 2012

Seeing is believing

Emperor Fredrick has a wardrobe problem.
The Emperor visits the Children's Theatre
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 05, 2010

Comic thunder

Niagara Falls is a great, looming presence in David Lindsay-Abaire's Wonder of the World , and the Theater Project delivers it, in the powerful white-noise rush of its crash, in ethereal shifting mists and haunting glacial-blue light, and in a rise of
The Theater Project visits Niagara Falls
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 24, 2009

All in the timing

Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival springs eternal
Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival springs eternal
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2009

Review: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet

For young love, kiss, and star-cross, you're hard-pressed to get/more quintessence than Romeo and Juliet...
In this Verona, small children dwell
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 04, 2009

Not messing about

The pale modernism of Lane's living room, plush but sterile, is being slowly strewn with stuff: barely bitten apples, playing cards, a bright yellow spice.
Mad Horse's beautiful Clean House
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 28, 2009


Natural style

The Louisiana salon run by Truvy is packed with the stuff of 1980s comfort and beauty: Tab, trolls, and a whole slew of blow dryers.
The Theater Project's fab Steel Magnolias
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 07, 2008

Gather ’round

In the ancient fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper, idle bohemianism does not pay.
Kids have a lot to teach us about art
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 12, 2007

Talk to the animal

Here's a plot-line for the ages.
Sylvia is a dog played by a woman; just roll over and accept it
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 25, 2007