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Good Theater goes big

Of all the tenets in the American mythology, upward mobility is one of the biggies, both the most exalted and the most critiqued: We have both our Pretty Women and our Sisters Carrie.
With Neil Simon's Little Me
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 16, 2012
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Review: Good Theater's solid Moonlight and Magnolias

A lot of folks still consider the 1939 film Gone With the Wind to be the best loved and most iconic American movie of all time — and that's the primary concern of Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias , a comedic romp about the monumental difficul
Southern follies
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 18, 2011
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010
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Finding her voice

"There is a balm in Gilead," an old African-American spiritual has it, and sure enough, Percy Talbott (Kelly Caufield) finds that balm.
An ex-con, a village, an opera
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 29, 2010
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True de-Light

It's opening night, and in the leading lady's suite at the Ritz-Carlton, key players are drinking a litany of pre-curtain toasts: Fast-talking financier Sidney Black (Stephen Underwood) blesses his first-ever investment in the theater.
Moss Hart and Good Theater send up thespians
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 24, 2009
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Friends, Romans...

Colorful archetypes abound in this super-stratified society of ancient Rome.
...Courtesans? Funny Thing, that
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 28, 2009


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Two in the hand

The excellent Brian Chamberlain and Christopher Reiling slip in and out of leads and extras alike in the Good Theater’s superb, must-see Stones in his Pockets .
Good Theater’s duo throw a few Stones
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 05, 2008
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Trading places

By the cumulative serendipities of sleeplessness, spaetzle, and Molson, young Peter and Rita  find love in New York City. Immediately.
The aftermath of the Prelude
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 20, 2008
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Portland's got talent

Good Theater’s Ruthless! is not just a sharp, wry and eye-pleasing hoot of a show, but one that’s absolutely dripping in, yes, talent.
Ruthless! showcases Good Theater's strengths
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 26, 2007
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Starstruck

This world luxuriates in cool, expensive black-and-white.
Good Theater takes Hollywood to the Hill
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 07, 2007
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Find your Bliss

In this lovely house in Cookham, England, life is only about bliss. About the Family Bliss, that is.
Sneezing with laughter at Hay Fever
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 24, 2007


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Satisfaction

In The Mystery of Edwin Drood , London’s Music Hall Royale's eager performers want so much to entertain you that they will entrust you, dear viewer, with deciding whodunit.
Drood 's fun enough for all
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 01, 2006