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Dramatic Repertory Company Presents THE MOTHER World Premiere Photo Dramatic Repertory Company Presents THE MOTHER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) presents the World Premiere THE MOTHER by Lynne Conner, directed by Lisa Muller-Jones playing March 6 - 15, 2020. This premiere production will be presented at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave, Portland, Maine. 

BWW Review: Portland Stage Opens Season with THE CLEAN HOUSE Photo BWW Review: Portland Stage Opens Season with THE CLEAN HOUSE
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Sep 30, 2019

The cast of characters in Sarah Ruhl's THE CLEAN HOUSE, which opens the 2019-2020 Portland Stage season, leads anything but tidy lives. The 2004 play, which received its world premiere at the Yale Repertory Theatre, is a metaphorically absurdist exploration of neuroses, obsessions, and the quest for laughter and love. The drama which employs a kind of a?oemagical realisma?? brings together five quirky characters who only find their humanity as their neat little lives unravel and they allow chaos, passion, empathy, laughter, and tears to fill their souls.

Dramatic Repertory Company Announces 2019/20 Season Photo Dramatic Repertory Company Announces 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Dramatic Repertory Company announces its 2019/2020 Season with Maine & World Premiere productions.

Portland Stage Presents THE CLEAN HOUSE By Sarah Ruhl Photo Portland Stage Presents THE CLEAN HOUSE By Sarah Ruhl
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Portland Stage Company presents The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, September 24 a?" October 13, 2019

BABETTE'S FEAST Adapted for the Stage Promises to Please at Amphibian Photo BABETTE'S FEAST Adapted for the Stage Promises to Please at Amphibian
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Amphibian Stage Productions, the contemporary theatre cultural explorers call home (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director; Jay Duffer, Managing Director), proudly presents the Southwest regional premiere of BABETTE'S FEAST as the next production in its celebratory 20th season. The play is based upon the short story of the same title written by Karen Blixen, better known by her pen name, Isak Dinesen.

BWW Review: Deconstructing a Marriage: A DOLL's HOUSE PART 2 at the Good Theater Photo BWW Review: Deconstructing a Marriage: A DOLL's HOUSE PART 2 at the Good Theater
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Feb 24, 2019

When Nora Helmer slammed the door behind her 139 years ago, the fallout from her rebellion not only heralded the bold beginnings of modern drama, but they also chartered a future for feminism. Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House has remained a classic of the stage, as fresh, relevant, and provoking as it was in the late 19th century. And because the issues raised then remain ones still to be reckoned with today, Lucas Hnath's 2017 sequel, A Doll's House Part 2,continues to fascinate and audiences. The new production at Portland's Good Theater brings the characters and their crises to life with incisive power.

BABETTE'S FEAST Will End Its Off-Broadway Engagement This Sunday Photo BABETTE'S FEAST Will End Its Off-Broadway Engagement This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Based on the short story by Isak Dinesen (and made famous by the 1987 Academy Award-winning film), Babette's Feast will play its final performance Sunday May 13th,  at the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).  Babette's Feast will have played 14 previews and 56 regular performances.

New York Premiere Of BABETTE'S FEAST Will Begin An Open-Ended Off-Broadway Engagement Photo New York Premiere Of BABETTE'S FEAST Will Begin An Open-Ended Off-Broadway Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Based on the short story by Isak Dinesen (and made famous by the 1987 Academy Award-winning film), Babette's Feast will begin performances Wednesday March 14th at the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) for an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement.  Opening Night is set for Sunday March 25th (5pm).  The performance runs 90 minutes with no intermission.

BWW Review: Portland Stage's BABETTE'S FEAST Has Contemporary Resonance Photo BWW Review: Portland Stage's BABETTE'S FEAST Has Contemporary Resonance
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Feb 5, 2018

Portland Stage has mounted an adaptation of Isak Dinesen's short story Babette's Feast, conceived by Abigail Killeen and written by Rose Courtney, that retains the message of grace and humanity at the core of the tale, while casting the narrative in an entirely different, highly contemporaneous light. Intriguing and sometimes perplexing in its Brechtian staging, this production adheres closely to the Dinesen text and bears little resemblance to the iconic movie of 1987.

Portland Stage Kicks Off 2018 with BABETTE'S FEAST Photo Portland Stage Kicks Off 2018 with BABETTE'S FEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Portland Stage is pleased to present Babette's Feast, running Jan 23 through Feb 18 on the Mainstage. This production of Babette's Feast was conceived and developed by Portland Stage Affiliate Artist Abigail Killeen in a process that began over a decade ago. The production is made possible by the generous support of Jennifer Carolyn King & Timothy Fredel, the Rugged Elegance Foundation.

Portland Stage to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Photo Portland Stage to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Portland Stage presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry November 24 December 24, 2017. Celebrate the Holiday Season with this beloved American classic.

Portland Stage to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Photo Portland Stage to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Portland Stage presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry November 24 December 24, 2017. Celebrate the Holiday Season with this beloved American classic.

Portland Stage Continues Season with COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL Photo Portland Stage Continues Season with COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Complications From A Fall begins previews Tuesday, October 24, opens Today, October 27, and runs through November 12 at Portland Stage.

Portland Stage Continues Season with COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL Photo Portland Stage Continues Season with COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Complications From A Fall begins previews Today, October 24, opens Friday, October 27, and runs through November 12 at Portland Stage.

Portland Stage Continues Season with COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL Photo Portland Stage Continues Season with COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Complications From A Fall begins previews Tuesday, October 24, opens Friday, October 27, and runs through November 12 at Portland Stage.

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL to Launch Portland Stage's 2017-18 Season Photo LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL to Launch Portland Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Portland Stage has announced the kick-off to its 2017-2018 Season with Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson, starring Tracey Conyer Lee. 

Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season to Highlight Works by Women Photo Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, has announced that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women.

Karin Coonrod's MERCHANT OF VENICE to Launch Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season of Wor Photo Karin Coonrod's MERCHANT OF VENICE to Launch Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season of Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Peak Performances will kick off its 2017-18 season-which consists entirely of works by women-with a visionary production of The Merchant of Venice from director Karin Coonrod and her Compagnia de' Colombari.

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL to Launch Portland Stage's 2017-18 Season Photo LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL to Launch Portland Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Portland Stage has announced the kick-off to its 2017-2018 Season with Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson, starring Tracey Conyer Lee. 

Karin Coonrod's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE to Kick Off Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season Photo Karin Coonrod's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE to Kick Off Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Peak Performances will kick off its 2017-18 season-which consists entirely of works by women-with a visionary production of The Merchant of Venice from director Karin Coonrod and her Compagnia de' Colombari.

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