BWW Review: Dramatic Repertory Company Mounts Maine Premiere of THE FLICKBWW Review: Dramatic Repertory Company Mounts Maine Premiere of THE FLICK
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 8, 2019

Portland's Dramatic Repertory Company chose the intimate black box environment of Portland Stage's Studio Theatre to present the Maine premiere of Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize winning play, THE FLICK, in a production that is filled with dark humor, poignant moments, and almost excruciating intensity. THE FLICK, clocking in at three hours, ten minutes, is a work that requires patience and commitment to mine its many riveting theatrical moments, but if the audience invests itself in the conceit of real time and unvarnished dialogue, there are many rewards. (more...)

Same Same But Different Festival Announces Initial LineupSame Same But Different Festival Announces Initial Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Same Same But Different Festival (SSBD) is excited to unveil the lineup for their second annual music and arts festival happening Sept 20-21, 2019. This two-day event will celebrate the end of summer in a jaw-dropping setting and feature a diverse range of multi-genre musical acts across the festival's two stages. Headliners Baauer and Beats Antique will be joined by Turkuaz, Exmag, Cofresi,Megan Hamilton, Capyac, Baby Fuzz and many more. Music lovers across Southern California will be treated to alternating performances allowing attendees to experience each artist on the lineup without having to choose between overlapping set-times. A confirmed listing of the initial lineup is below. More artists will be announced soon. (more...)

Dramatic Repertory Co. Presents THE FLICKDramatic Repertory Co. Presents THE FLICK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019

Dramatic Repertory Company presents the Maine Premiere THE FLICK by Annie Baker, directed by Keith Powell Beyland, playing May 31 - June 9, 2019. This premiere production will be presented at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. (more...)

Portland Stage Studio Series Presents WE CAN EAT LOVEPortland Stage Studio Series Presents WE CAN EAT LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

After a sold out run of last season's The Roommate, Director Eileen Phelan brings We Can Eat Love to Portland Stage Studio Series.  Written by Maine native, Margie Castleman We Can Eat Love, A New Play with Heart, Soul, and a Little Music will run March 22-31 for eight performances with music by Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar, and performed by Portland actors Grace Bauer, Whip Hubley, Khalil LeSaldo, Erik Moody, and Casey Turner. (more...)

LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE to Return to Good Theater for Encore EngagementLOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE to Return to Good Theater for Encore Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Love Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Deliah Ephron is returning to Good Theater for 12 performances starting January 19 and continuing through February 9.  This production was a huge hit last winter for Good Theater, the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland.  Love Loss and What I Wore runs in and around Good Theater's main stage production of An Act of God by David Javerbaum. (more...)

BWW Review: Loveable Characters and Lots of Laughter in Good Theater's HOMER BOUNDBWW Review: Loveable Characters and Lots of Laughter in Good Theater's HOMER BOUND
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 12, 2018

For the second offering of the Good Theater's ambitious 2018-2019 season and its one hundredth production in the company's existence, Brian P. Allen has mounted the world premiere of a new play by Maine writer Karmo Sanders. Homer Bound is a rollicking, folksy comedy populated by loveable characters and guaranteed to have the audience split its sides with laughter. Directed with panache by Sally Wood and performed by six excellent actors, Homer Bound is a romp from start to finish! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Good Theater's Production Of HOMER BOUNDPhoto Flash: First Look at Good Theater's Production Of HOMER BOUND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

Good Theater's presents Homer Bound, written by Maine playwright, Karmo Sanders, directed by Sally Wood and starring Grace Bauer, Thomas Ian Campbell, Kathleen Kimball, Jared Mongeau, Casey Turner and Steve Underwood. (more...)

Good Theater Presents HOMER BOUNDGood Theater Presents HOMER BOUND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Good Theater will present the world premiere of Homer Bound by Maine playwright Karmo Sanders, opening November 7 and playing through December 2. Set on a small fishing island off the Maine coast, Homer Bound deals with a shotgun wedding. Who will arrive first - the minister or the baby? (more...)

Dramatic Repertory Co. Announces 2018/19 SeasonDramatic Repertory Co. Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) proudly announces its 2018/2019 Season of three Maine Premiere productions. (more...)

BWW Review: EURYDICE at Fenix Theatre CompanyBWW Review: EURYDICE at Fenix Theatre Company
by Steve Feeney - Jul 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: Good Theater presents LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WOREPhoto Flash: Good Theater presents LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Good Theater is proud to present the Maine premiere of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's smash hit off-Broadway comedy event, Love Loss and What I Wore, directed by Steve Underwood, featuring a rotating cast of Portland's favorite actresses.  Love Loss and What I Wore plays January 20-March 6 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland where Good Theater is the theater in residence.  For tickets and information contact Good Theater at 208-835-0895 or go to the company's website at www.goodtheater.com. (more...)

BWW Review: Clothes As a Conceit for Life's Little Stories: Good Theater Stages LOVE, LOSS, and WHAT I WOREBWW Review: Clothes As a Conceit for Life's Little Stories: Good Theater Stages LOVE, LOSS, and WHAT I WORE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jan 20, 2018

The complex, sometimes conflicted, often poetic relationship between what we wear and self image and identity forms the framework of a delightful, delicately lyrical, and warmly wistful play by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. Presented as a staged reading with a rotating cast of five actresses, Portland's Good Theater brings this exquisitely written piece to life with affectionate wisdom. (more...)

Good Theater Presents LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WOREGood Theater Presents LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2018

Good Theater presents the Maine premiere of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's smash hit off-Broadway comedy event, Love Loss and What I Wore, directed by Steve Underwood, featuring a rotating cast of Portland's favorite actresses. Love Loss and What I Wore plays January 20-March 6 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland where Good Theater is the theater in residence. For tickets and information contact Good Theater at 208-835-0895 or go to the company's website at www.goodtheater.com. (more...)

Threshold Stage Company Embarks on a LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTThreshold Stage Company Embarks on a LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Threshold Stage Company presents 'Long Day's Journey into Night' by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Peter Josephson at the Star Theatre at the Kittery Community Center, running September 29th - October 15th, 2017. (more...)

Threshold Stage Company Embarks on a LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTThreshold Stage Company Embarks on a LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Threshold Stage Company presents 'Long Day's Journey into Night' by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Peter Josephson at the Star Theatre at the Kittery Community Center, running September 29th - October 15th, 2017. (more...)

Dramatic Repertory Company Presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a Portland Premiere production of VENUS IN FUR by David Ives. The show will run for 9 performances only, March 2 - 12, 2017 at the Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine. (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Horse Theatre's Chekhov Adaptation Marries Existential Angst and Mordent Wit
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 31, 2016

South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre closed out its season with a prickly and provocative production of Aaron Posner's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull - Stupid F**king Bird - a contemporary "deconstruction" which brilliantly mines the inherent humor as well as the aching ennui of the Russian playwright. Tautly paced by director Christopher Price, the excellent cast gives an immediacy to the play, which Chekhov, himself, actually called a "comedy in four acts." (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre to Close Out Season with STUPID F***ING BIRD, 5/19-6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Mad Horse Theatre Company wraps its 30th Anniversary Season with the smart, sassy comedy Stupid F**ing Bird, by Aaron Posner, directed by Christopher Price. (more...)

BWW Review: LOST BOY IN WHOLE FOODS Offers Thought-Provoking Drama
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Mar 6, 2016

Portland Stage's latest production of Tammy Ryan's 2009 play, Lost Boy in Whole Foods, offers a thought-provoking encounter with several extremely topical issues, among them the impact of immigration, the obligation to refugees, the clash of cultures, and the meaning and motives for good deeds. Mounted with the company's customary excellent production values and cast from strength, Ryan's play delivers a number of stirring theatrical moments. (more...)

Emerge Film Festival Comes to Life with Announcement of Final Film Schedule, Award Nominations and Sneak Peek Event
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Things are heating up for the inaugural Emerge Film Festival, opening on June 13! The Festival board of directors has released the final film schedule, including more than 40 short, documentary and feature films from Maine, the U.S. and the world. Details for the two-day Lewiston/Auburn, Maine event are outlined on the newly developed website: emergefilmfestival.org. (more...)

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