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PSC works through Reza's Carnage

The setting of God of Carnage is a sleek, upper-story apartment with a full-wall view of the 14th arrondissement, where wealthy Parisians eat delicate desserts. But it is also a playground, where spoiled brats duke out their rage.
Just bein' kids
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 18, 2011

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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 08, 2010

Organic farce

The Thomaskirche church, in Leipzig, is a hub of musical influence in Germany’s booming Baroque arts scene.
PSC’s fugue-ish Bach at Leipzig
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 14, 2010


“All the world’s a stage,” waxes Shakespeare’s Jaques, but nowhere is that more true than backstage.
Portland Stage looks behind the curtain
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 31, 2007