TAM's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Begins 11/27
(10/20/2014) - This winter, Steve Murray's adaptation of Frank Capra's holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life, returns to Theater at Monmouth. With its hilariously touching message of hope and love, This Wonderful Life reminds us of the power of perspective, family, and community just in time for the holiday season.
BWW Reviews: Public Theatre Revives Gurney's COCKTAIL HOUR
(10/20/2014) - Lewiston's Public Theatre opened its 2014-2015 season with the excellent choice of A.R. Gurney's comedy of manners, The Cocktail Hour. Assembling a fine, experienced cast and creating a tasteful production, this performance reminds us of what an American treasure Gurney is as a playwright.
Mad Horse Theatre to Stage DRACULA: DOWN FOR THE COUNT This Halloween
(10/16/2014) - Looking for something special to do on Halloween night? Join Mad Horse Theatre Company on All Hallow's Eve for a spooktacular costume party and staged reading of Dracula: Down for the Count, a comic rendition of the classic horror tale, written by Mary Lynn Dobson and directed by James Herrera.
TAM Presents MACBETH This Weekend
(10/17/2014) - William Shakespeare's swift and relentless tragedy, Macbeth, comes to Theater at Monmouth. Filled with ghosts, witches, and dark prophecies, Macbeth will run for one weekend only in Cumston Hall this weekend, October 17-19 before heading out on the road as part of the theatre's Shakespeare in Maine Communities Education Tour.
Penobscot Theatre Company Presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, Now thru 11/2
(10/16/2014) - In the spirit of Halloween and the tradition of great theatre, Penobscot Theatre Company is staging a ghost story of fantastic proportions, complete with vampires, werewolves, and mummies. Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful takes audiences from the haunted estate of Lord Edgar, where his new bride competes with the portrait of his first wife, to the tombs of Egypt and back again. Tensions and passions run high as beasts wander the moors and servants roam the manor halls. Is the portrait enchanted? Who-or what-killed Lord Edgar's son? Will the servants succumb to the romantic candlelight, or is the candlelight just creepy?
Snowlion Repertory Company's 'WYOMING' to Run 11/14-23
(10/14/2014) - Theatrical plays have been stamped out altogether by conservative censors in a not-so-distant future, and a group gathers for a Commitment Talk to celebrate the death of theater and demonstrate its evils by reading excerpts from the contraband play 'Wyoming.' The young readers find themselves swept away by the power of the theatrical experience, reawakening emotions and igniting imaginations long repressed by a society intent on attacking artistic freedom, and in the end, a battle for the very soul of free expression is waged.
BWW Reviews: Gripping Arthur Miller Production Opens Mad Horse Season
(10/13/2014) - South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre Company opened its 2024-2015 season with a riveting revival of Arthur Miller's 1955 tragedy, A View from the Bridge, which in the hands of this talented ensemble proves as relevant and wrenching as it was almost sixty years ago.
Miller's family drama about an Italian-American longshoreman struggling to make not only a living in the shadowy world of the Brooklyn waterfront, but also to make some sense of his life, which has been turned upside down by the arrival of his wife's cousins. As in all of Miller's plays, Eddie Carbone's tragedy is both an intimate, personal one and one with the monumental repercussions of a Greek drama,. Thus, brilliantly and idiomatically captured as it is by this brave little theatre company, situated on the rocky seaport coast of Maine some four hundred miles north of Brooklyn's docks. the fall of this 'little man' still resonates with mighty pathos and universal meaning.