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Steve Feeney

Steve Feeney

Steve Feeney is a Maine native who attended schools in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He began writing professionally after earning a Masters Degree in American and New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine. Steve currently writes freelance theater, dance and music reviews for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram as well as and  He also writes the occasional poem, play or short story and has had a few of them published/performed.


August 2, 2019

The circumstances have changed since the era portrayed in Lynn Nottage's 'Intimate Apparel.' But the struggles that the characters face remain all too recognizable.

BWW Review: THE TOMB OF KING TOT at Mad Horse Theatre Company
May 24, 2019

Mad Horse Theatre Company has gained a reputation for producing quirky plays that climb all over any remaining distinction between serious and off-the-wall theatrics. The last play for their 33rd season, therefore, is right in their wheelhouse, to borrow a term from the world of baseball.

July 30, 2018

It may not be among the most highly regarded of Shakespeare's plays. But 'Richard III' has proved to be a popular one. In recent times, big name actors have sought out the lead role and fans have flocked to see how Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Kenneth Branagh and Ian McKellen, for example, have embodied this fascinating, if repulsive, character.

BWW Review: EURYDICE at Fenix Theatre Company
July 16, 2018

Portland's Greek Festival ended a few weeks ago but the spirit of that ancient culture hangs in the air with the latest production from the Fenix Theatre Company. Sarah Ruhl's gentle makeover of the myth of 'Orpheus and Eurydice' is being presented in and around the small wading pools at Deering Oaks Park.

BWW Review: THE EXPLORERS CLUB by Mad Horse Theatre Company
May 7, 2018

There are some comedies where a good part of the fun lies in watching the cast having fun. 'The Explorers Club,' the final offering of the season from the Mad Horse Theatre Company, is one of those.

April 7, 2018

Love makes the world go around, even when it seems to have stopped in its tracks. Such is the message of 'Outside Mullingar,' a romantic comedy that's perfect for the return of the American Irish Repertory Ensemble (AIRE).

BWW Review: BUG at 60 Grit Theatre
March 24, 2018

Though the sample is still small, Portland's 60 Grit Theatre Company seems to show a preference for tense little plays where highly stressed characters are holed-up in increasingly claustrophobic circumstances.

BWW Review: YEAR OF THE ROOSTER at Dramatic Repertory Company
March 10, 2018

Year of the Rooster is edgy and entertaining.

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Ogunquit Playhouse
July 10, 2017

It seems, even mobsters don't like to spend all their summer in the city heat. This July, a talented gang of old-school ruffians has taken over the Ogunquit Playhouse.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Ogunquit Playhouse
May 22, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse opens its 85th season on a romantic Greek island.

BWW Review: DISGRACED at Portland Stage Company
May 12, 2017

Strong work at Portland Stage.

BWW Review: LAST GAS at The Public Theatre
October 17, 2016

John Cariani's play services those seeking a restart.

BWW Review: BLASTED Searches for the Fuse
August 29, 2016

Director Lindsey Higgins has audio recordings of British and American politicians play before the action begins in the 60 Grit Theatre Company's production of Sarah Kane's 'Blasted.' Their stuffy proclamations set the stage for the 1995 play's exploration of some horrific clashes along the frontlines of the battle between the personal and the impersonal.

BWW Review: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Rolls Through Ogunquit
August 15, 2016

You're either on the bus or you're not on the bus, so the old saying goes. Currently, audiences at the Ogunquit Playhouse are willingly climbing onboard for a wild ride.

BWW Review: The JACK Quartet Says Hello/Goodbye
July 27, 2016

The Quartet's first Maine concert is one of its last with all of the original members.

BWW Reviews: Doug Varone and Dancers Further the Art
July 25, 2016

Doug Varone and Company impress at Bates Dance Fest with new and classic work.

BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES - Cole Porter Sails On In Style
June 20, 2016

Stars come out for a spirited take of a classic.

BWW Review: LET IT BE Honors the Music
May 23, 2016

LET IT BE celebrates the Beatles music with glimpses of the era from whence it came.