BWW Review: Oscar Wilde Proves Perennial Master of WitBWW Review: Oscar Wilde Proves Perennial Master of Wit
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jan 26, 2019

Portland Stage's antidote to the winter doldrums is a new production of Oscar Wilde's incandescent classic of comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest. More than a century after its creation, this quintessential comedy of manners proves a delicious and refreshing confection of perfectly crafted playwriting. For well over two hours Wilde regales his viewers with one bon mots after another, with pithy and poetic, wise and urbane, cynical and silly dialogue that delights with its energy and acuity. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Good Theater Brings on the Laughs with A COMEDY OF TENORSPhoto Coverage: Good Theater Brings on the Laughs with A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Good Theater closes its 16th season with Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors in its Portland premiere. This madcap comedy is the sequel to Ludwig's award-winning Lend Me a Tenor. (more...)

BWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS Serves Up Stylish Farce at the Good TheaterBWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS Serves Up Stylish Farce at the Good Theater
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Mar 30, 2018

The last offering in the Good Theater's current season is cause for celebration! Ken Ludwig's 2015 comedy, A Comedy of Tenors, serves up a frothy concoction of revolving door farce, sophisticated irony and broad parody, witty double entendres, and a breathlessly wacky plot line that makes the evening speed by joyously. (more...)

Good Theater Presents A COMEDY OF TENORSGood Theater Presents A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Good Theater closes its 16th season with Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors in its Portland premiere.  This madcap comedy is the sequel to Ludwig's award-winning Lend Me a Tenor. (more...)

Good Theater Announces A COMEDY OF TENORSGood Theater Announces A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

A Comedy of Tenors by Ken Ludwig.  Good Theater presents the Portland premiere of this madcap comedy that is the sequel to Lend Me a Tenor. (more...)

ALL SHE MUST POSSESS at Rep Stage - An Ambitious Look at the Famous Cone SistersALL SHE MUST POSSESS at Rep Stage - An Ambitious Look at the Famous Cone Sisters
by Charles Shubow - Feb 20, 2018

Columbia's Rep Stage takes a leap into the lives of Etta And Claribel Cone in world premiere play by Susan McCully. (more...)

BWW Review: A Community's Accomplishment and the Homosexual Gaze: ALL SHE MUST POSSESS at REP StageBWW Review: A Community's Accomplishment and the Homosexual Gaze: ALL SHE MUST POSSESS at REP Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 10, 2018

All She Must Possess does not suggest that the Cone Collection was Etta's work alone, but rather depicts it as the emanation of the entire community, including not only Etta, but her sister Claribel, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude's brother Leo, Alice Toklas, and the artists, for whom Matisse stands in as representative. It was out of that community's joy in creation and discussions of it (Expressionism vs. Cubism, for instance) that the Collection, a thing of transcendent value, is shown as having emerged. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Glance At ALL SHE MUST POSSESS At Rep StagePhoto Flash: First Glance At ALL SHE MUST POSSESS At Rep Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Playwright Susan McCully's original production about Baltimore's famed Cone sisters, "All She Must Possess," will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her sister, sat demurely among art and literary geniuses of the early twentieth century, while slowly amassing one of world's greatest Modern art collections. (more...)

ALL SHE MUST POSSESS to Premiere at Rep Stage This FebruaryALL SHE MUST POSSESS to Premiere at Rep Stage This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Playwright Susan McCully's original production about Baltimore's famed Cone sisters, 'All She Must Possess,' will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her sister, sat demurely among art and literary geniuses of the early twentieth century, while slowly amassing one of world's greatest Modern art collections. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth to Stage EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD...AND THEN SOME!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Start the holiday season off with a BANG. TAM's hilarious holiday extravaganza Every Christmas Story Ever Told...(and then some!) is the perfect opportunity to ring in the season that will have you laughing into the New Year! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Start the holiday season off with a BANG. TAM's hilarious holiday extravaganza Every Christmas Story Ever Told…(and then some!) is the perfect opportunity to ring in the season that will have you laughing into the New Year! The play begins as yet another version of A Christmas Carol and takes "a wrong turn in Albuquerque" on the way to a B.H.C. (Beloved Holiday Classic) Smackdown between A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life. Santy Claus, Rudolph (or in this case Gustav), the Grinch, and just about every other seasonal character makes an appearance in this fast, furious, and slightly irreverent take on holiday classics and traditions. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company to Stage Nick Jones' TREVOR in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

MAD HORSE THEATRE COMPANY is proud to present the second production of its 30th Anniversary Season -TREVOR - a play that is sure to warm up those cold January nights! (more...)

TECHNICOLOR LIFE at Rep Stage in Columbia is a World Premiere by Jami Brandli
by Charles Shubow - Nov 2, 2015

Part of the Women's Voices Theatre Festival, author Brandli shows great promise. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth to Present EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

This holiday season, Theater at Monmouth starts a new comic tradition at Cumston Hall. Every Christmas Story Ever Told…(and then some!) is a fast, furious, and slightly irreverent look at holiday classics and traditions. The play begins as yet another version of A Christmas Carol and takes "a wrong turn in Albuquerque" on the way to a B.H.C. (Beloved Holiday Classic) Smackdown between A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life. Santy Claus, Rudolph (or in this case Gustav), the Grinch, and just about every other seasonal character makes an appearance in this racy comedy that, according to Kelly Monaghan of TheOtherOrlando, "will have you laughing harder than spiked eggnog." (more...)

TECHNICOLOR LIFE to Premiere at Rep Stage as Part of Women's Voices Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 23rd season with Jami Brandli's "Technicolor Life," directed by Joseph W. Ritsch, Rep Stage's co-producing artistic director. Maxine, a book smart teenager, is caught between her older sister, a wounded soldier who just returned from the war in Iraq, and her ailing grandmother with a flair for American movie musicals. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gripping Production of OTHER DESERT CITIES Closes Mad Horse Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 4, 2015

South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre Company closes its 2014-2015 season with a gripping rendition of Jon Robin Baitz's 2011 drama, Other Desert Cities. The play explores the painful bonds and conflicts in a family whose relationships have are strained by differences in political thinking, by the loss of their oldest son, and by their daughter's desire to recount the truth as she sees it. The drama, set largely in 2004 in the bellicose post 9/11 America of George W. Bush, is about the fine line between acting and reality, the dark depths of deception, and the devastating, yet healing consequences of discovering the truth. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Presents OTHER DESERT CITIES, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Mad Horse Theatre Company closes its 29th Season with Pulitzer Prize Finalist OTHER DESERT CITIES, by John Robin Baitz. (more...)

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