• Literary love affair

    Literary love affair

    BLUE HILL — The success of a play such as “Dear Elizabeth,” which opened at the Town Hall Theater last weekend, rests almost entirely on the shoulders of the two actors who play Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Based entirely on the 30-year written correspondence of these two poets, there is very little physical action,

  • Who killed Mr. Boddy?

    Who killed Mr. Boddy?

    ELLSWORTH — “The premise of the game is simple,” says Mr. Boddy. A mansion, an elegant party and a dead host. Everybody has a motive and anybody could be guilty. That’s where it gets complicated. “Every single show is different,” said Leslie Michaud, who is directing The Grand’s production of “CLUE: The Musical,” premiering June

  • Cherryfield Days celebration starts Friday

    Cherryfield Days celebration starts Friday

    CHERRYFIELD — The town’s annual festival, Cherryfield Days, is set for June 21-23. The theme this year is Christmas Downeast. Friday’s events, beginning at 5 p.m., include a kiddie parade along Main Street and a concert by the Cherryfield Band. Saturday’s events run all day, starting at 7:30 a.m. with registration for the David and

  • Children offered free choral training

    Children offered free choral training

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Bach has received a $2,000 grant through the Maine Community Foundation’s Hancock County Fund to offer free vocal and choral training for young people in grades 8 through 12. Beginning Monday, June 10, participants began working with voice teachers and conductors on a weekly basis to learn four-part chorales from

  • A deep friendship

    A deep friendship

    BLUE HILL — Epistolary plays, such as “Dear Elizabeth” opening this Friday, June 7, at the Town Hall Theater,  have their own challenges and their own rewards. Because the action, dialogue and emotion are all revealed in letters — in this case a correspondence between two people — one can feel anchored to the stationary,

  • The show goes on!

    The show goes on!

    WINTER HARBOR — Meetinghouse Theatre Lab’s hit production of Neil Simon’s heart-warming, hilarious and heartbreaking play, “Lost in Yonkers,” will be presented again at 7 p.m.  Friday-Saturday, June 14-15, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, at Schoodic Arts for All’s Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor. From left, the cast includes Marc Bellenoit (Eddie),

  • Wake up to the world

    Wake up to the world

    STONINGTON — Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum will read selected poems from his fifth, newly published poetry book “How to Start Over” (2019, Deerbrook Editions, Cumberland, Me.) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at the Stonington Opera House. The event is free and open to all. Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, who was President Barack

  • More than an affair

    More than an affair

    LAMOINE — What happens when a young man and young woman, who met the previous night at dinner in an inn — he to oversee the income tax of a client and she to attend a Catholic retreat — find themselves in bed together? For its spring theatrical reading, Lamoine Community Arts will present an

  • Music to our ears!

    Music to our ears!

    BLUE HILL — “Haul, boys haul. Haul, boys haul. Heave away the capstan, lads, and let’s get up the trawl. When the winds a blowin’, the ship’s a gently rollin’…” So goes “Haul, Boy, Haul,” an old sea shanty, sung while sailors heaved at a ship’s capstan to weigh anchor. That sailor’s hauling chant is

  • Family movies only $1 in May

    Family movies only $1 in May

    ELLSWORTH — All this month, movie-goers can sit back and enjoy watching “Aquaman (in 3-D)” and other great family movies on The Grand’s state-of-the-art digital screen for only one dollar. Maine Coast Sea Vegetables is sponsoring “Aquaman,” the first in this month’s “Dollar Family Movie” series, which will show at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10.