Tuesday, July 15, 2008

All the Country's a Stage:

Theater at Monmouth, the Shakespearean Theater of Maine, was recently highlighted lovingly by monologist Mike Daisey in his Off-Broadway hit "How Theater Failed America": “Cumston Hall is a gorgeous, perfect space on Maine summer nights—some of my best theatrical experiences have been watching that intimate stage.” One of the many claims to fame for this traditional summer stock theater is that its season runs in the rapidly disappearing repertory style—the plays run concurrently, and each actor plays a different role from one night to the next. This year’s productions include the perennial crowd pleaser “Arsenic & Old Lace,” the “Mystery of Irma Vep” and Shakespeare’s controversial comedy “The Merchant of Venice.”

2:17 PM