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Alternatives, and standbys, for summer

The big theater buzz this summer is of course is the Fringe, which actually comprises two overlapping programs from June 26 to July 1.
Life on the Fringe
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 08, 2012
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Maine's quirky summer stage season

Summertime and a lush arboreal landscape is an unexpected setting for Samuel Beckett's flinty Waiting for Godot , and this reviewer is already stirred.
History + mystery
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 17, 2011
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Review: Orphans become family at Seacoast Rep

For years, Philip (Michael Propster) has lived shut up in a sordid North Philadelphia apartment and in the vacuum of his older brother Treat's tyranny. Motivated by equal parts love, fear, fraternal jockeying, and his own repressed sense of loss, Treat
Going it alone
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 25, 2011
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Review: Seacoast Rep's clever Rooms

Monica (Christine Dulong), a go-getter songwriter and Glasgow’s "young Jewish entertainer of the year," at first seems a poor match for snarky rocker Ian (Graham Bailey), who hides out in his bedroom noodling on his guitar and taking slugs from a flask.
Rock and love
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 24, 2010

Star power

Seacoast Rep's top-notch Rent
Seacoast Rep's top-notch Rent
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 09, 2010
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Profit secrets

Considering the current climate of our feelings toward big business, it's kind of a relief to revert from the present to a bygone era, and from dreary reality to colorful stylizations. In Seacoast Repertory's How to Succeed in Business Without Really
Seacoast Rep has the keys to Business success
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 26, 2009


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Profit secrets

Considering the current climate of our feelings toward big business, it's kind of a relief to revert from the present to a bygone era, and from dreary reality to colorful stylizations. In Seacoast Repertory's How to Succeed in Business Without Really
Seacoast Rep has the keys to Business success
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 26, 2009
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Farcing facts

The Brocks' posh house in the suburbs of New York is a study in contrasting eras: Its turn-of-the-century architecture is trimmed with gorgeous wood moldings and banister, with austere green and amber stained glass.
Seacoast Rep knows some funny Rumors
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 17, 2009
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Tasty bites

Kevin Hauge directs a production that’s fun, sharp, and well-appointed, if a touch shy on camp, for Portsmouth’s Seacoast Repertory Theatre.
Seacoast puts on a Horror show
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 09, 2008
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Seeing in the Dark

Susy is a tireless master over the landscape of her Manhattan basement apartment.
Seacoast Rep's sensitive interplay
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 05, 2008
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Darkness in lights

The coming cold season of theater looks to veer toward darkness, crime, acrimony, and/or moral and sexual ambiguity — excellent news!
Preview 2008: the winter of malcontents
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 26, 2007


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Don't shoot!

Young Ralphie is a 9-year-old who knows exactly what he wants.
You'll want both eyes for Seacoast Rep's Christmas Story
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 28, 2007
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Underdog days of summer

Conjure, if you will, the defining emotional ethos of the Red Sox Nation of just a few years back.
Those Damn Yankees are back at Seacoast Rep
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 03, 2007
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Portrait of an artist

Anne Frank’s celebrated diary is not just a window into daily life during a horrific time. In these loving, compulsive entries, we can also see the raw ore of an artist: the undeniable urge toward expression.
Anne Frank's diary is just the beginning
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 21, 2006
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Aging warnings

Each night smiles three times, the aged and jaded Madame Armfelt (Maggie Mark) tells her young granddaughter Fredrika (Hannah Forsley): first for the young, who know nothing; second for the fools, who know too little; and finally for the old, who know to
It's not just you who's getting old
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 20, 2006
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Burning Rome

Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s production of the Sondheim classic is droll, zestily paced, and full of bright colors and enticing choreography.
In strong farce, with just the right tone
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 06, 2006