Entertainment

  • Island theater troupes gear up

    Island theater troupes gear up

    Theater lovers are a fortunate lot. Throughout the long winter, they can see top-notch productions from Ellsworth to Blue Hill. Come summer, the options broaden with Acadia Repertory Theatre and the Barn Arts Collective on Mount Desert Island. For 45 years, Acadia Rep has performed popular contemporary and classic plays and a children’s show at

  • “Sylvia” bounds onto New Surry Theatre stage

    “Sylvia” bounds onto New Surry Theatre stage

    BLUE HILL — “Sylvia,” American playwright A.R. Gurney’s comedic masterpiece about a marriage and a dog, will open at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 16, at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater. The New Surry Theatre & Performing Arts School production runs weekends through July 1. Rebecca Poole, who originally brought “Sylvia” to the Blue

  • “F for Fake” to show at The Grand

    “F for Fake” to show at The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Orson Welles’ 1973 film “F for Fake” (PG-13, 1 hour and 25 minutes) will be showing at The Grand next week. Film Program Director Robin Jones said Welles “appears as himself in this witty and subversive film essay on fakery and forgery, art and illusion.” It was the last full-length film Welles made.

  • Play explores the monsters in us all

    Play explores the monsters in us all

    WINTER HARBOR — Spring is not usually the season when vampires, werewolves and Frankenstein monsters come out to play. But here at Schoodic Arts for All’s Hammond Hall the monsters have arrived early in Maine writer John Manderino’s play “Monstrous Love,” which the Meetinghouse Theatre Lab will premiere this coming weekend May 19-21. The play

  • Antigone reimagined

    Antigone reimagined

    Antigone has lost two brothers but by law can only bury one. She takes a stand for her beliefs, pitting morality against patriotism, and in doing so starts a series of events that threaten the new-found national peace. That’s the essence of renowned poet and MacArthur Genius fellow Anne Carson’s bold and biting adaption of

  • Northern Lights students win awards at New England meet

    Northern Lights students win awards at New England meet

    ELLSWORTH — Fresh from performing at a New England competition, where they won first and many other awards, the Northern Lights Dance Arts’ student troupe the Dazzlers is back and energized to show their talents locally at 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at The Grand. Northern Lights Dance Arts owner and director, Shelbi

  • Troupe offers staged reading of A.R. Gurney play

    Troupe offers staged reading of A.R. Gurney play

    LAMOINE — The citizens of Lamoine are true heroes of the arts community. This little town of 1,600 or so fields one of the county’s most serious amateur theater troupes, Lamoine Community Arts, which presents in the tiny Grange Hall fully staged plays and dramatic readings of provocative contemporary and classic dramas and comedies. As