The Mad Horse Theatre Company crew are bringing Justin Tanner's Voice Lessons to the Old Port Playhouse on Friday and Saturday, for a short-notice two-night run.
Voice Lessons, directed by Brent Askari and featuring James Herrera, Katherine Davis, and Christine Louise Marshall, was recently performed by Mad Horse as part of their Dark Night series, so now if you missed it, you can see Mad Horse's company debut on the OPP stage.
This Friday, April 2, gender-bending, Boston-based performer Johnny Blazes will present "wo(n)man" show at the St. Lawrence Arts Center (8 pm; tix are $12). The show contains themes worked out in a conversation between Blazes and local activist/artist Katie Diamond; not only did Blazes incorporate those ideas into the semi-narrative, cabaret-style variety show, but the pair also used them to create a comic that will be published in Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, a Seal Press anthology, edited by Kate Bornstein and S.
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The cover of the Portland Phoenix this week has a typo on it. (What's that? You didn't notice? Oh great! Never mind, then!)
Oh, well maybe we should tell you about it anyway. In the top-right hype box, promoting Sam Pfeifle's review of the new disc from Nathan Kolosko and Carl Dimow.
But I got carried away when typing their names and added a W to the end of Kolosko's name (making a nice parallel with Dimow, if I do say so myself).
So duh to me. And sorry to Nathan.
The Phoenix's editorial this week discusses the passage of health-care reform. At the end, it makes observations about various Massachusetts politicians. To that, I add: Maine Republican senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, who opposed the bill, receive large contributions from the health-care industry, according to OpenSecrets.
Re: that deadly viper that was found behind the movie theater.
Last month, Jeff wrote about a local campaign to give non-citizens (but legal immigrants) the right to vote in Portland. The proposal is controversial and engenders some pretty hateful speech. The Portland Charter Commission ultimately passed on including it in the city's charter on their own volition, but a group of residents, led by the League of Young Voters, took out a petition on Monday to amend the city's charter to include voting rights for legal immigrants
Time of Day Productions (we're not actually sure who they are, but here's their YouTube profile) have posted a short film that has their viewpoint on the anti-solitary-confinement bill, LD 1611, that is moving through the Maine Legislature.
Take a look:
We've all seen Barack Obama's smile. We've even heard him laugh as others poked fun at him, or as he poked fun at others.
But on Saturday, speaking to House Democrats on Capitol Hill in advance of the momentous health-care reform bill vote, his sense of humor was put to a higher purpose - and yet kept its genuine hilarity.
Speaking about his proposal, and about the debate that ensued, Obama called his supporters to his side and dismissed his detractors with a cleverly worded line.
Since we no longer have the Cat ferry, we're glad there's a new, convenient way to get up to Canada. You can now fly from the Portland Jetport to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in a 90-minute direct flight going each direction once a day. Of course, doing so starts at $400 a person, so you might want to see about flying to somewhere else for less...
Someone's already playing the woman card in the Maine gubernatorial race, but it's not either of the female candidates running for governor (Rosa Scarcelli and Libby Mitchell). Nay, it's former state attorney general Steve Rowe.
A group of women led by former state senate prez Beth Edmonds met yesterday at Amore Styles (because women like getting their hair done!) to kick off the "Women Roweing" campaign, voicing their support for Rowe's candidacy.
A couple weeks back, we told you about Chatroulette. Now Andy Borowitz of the satirical Borowitz Report is reporting there's a brand-new competitor.
In this week's paper, I have a story about a new Caring Unlimited report that shed lights on what happens in the courtroom during domestic violence case hearings. (I'll put the link up once it's available online.) I wasn't able to catch York County DA Mark Lawrence, whose office prosecutes such cases, before my deadline, but I was able to speak with him this afternoon.