Portland Stage Events

FROM AWAY | October 30, 2017
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WIT AND WISDOM | Monday Nov 6 
Readings from the great writings on the Outrage, the Interest, the Pleasure, the Amusement, Amazement, and Abundance of the Extraordinary Phenomenon of Getting Older.
6:30 Reception | 7pm Reading, Discussion to Follow
Suggested Donation $10 in advance, $15 at the door

With: Maureen Butler, Moria Driscoll, Andrew Harris, Abigail Killeen, Callie Kimball, Daniel Noel, Monica Wood, & more!

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LONGFELLOW’S SHORTS | Monday, Dec 4
6:30pm Reception | 7pm Staged Reading, Q & A w/Author to Follow
SUGGESTED DONATION $10 in advance, $15 at door

Affiliate Artists will read from NY Times bestseller, A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, about the relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best-known painting, “Christina’s World.” Baker Kline has written six other novels — Orphan Train, Orphan Train Girl, The Way Life Should Be, Bird in Hand, Desire Lines, and Sweet Water.

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MAINE CRIME WRITERS STAGED READING | Monday, Mar 5 
6:30pm Reception | 7pm Reading
SUGGESTED DONATION $10 in advance, $15 at door

Affiliate Artists read selections from the work of select Maine Crime Writers TBA.


2018/19 SEASON LAUNCH PARTY | Monday, Apr 2
6:30pm Reception | 7pm Presentation | Free


LITTLE FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXPECTED | May 7 – 12, 2018
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DISCUSSION SERIES

Dialogue between artists and audience is an integral part of our creative process! Portland Stage hosts three free audience discussions for the general public during the run of each production on our Mainstage. Patrons interested in attending either of the post-show discussions (The Artistic Perspective or Curtain Call) are welcome to come to the discussion even if they have not attended the preceding performance – just plan to arrive at the theater at the time the performance gets out!

  • THE ARTISTIC PERSPECTIVE

    The Artistic Perspective, hosted by Artistic Director Anita Stewart, is an opportunity for audience members to delve deeper into the themes and creative questions behind each production through conversation with special guests. A different scholar, visiting artist, playwright, or other experts will join the discussion each time. The Artistic Perspective discussions are held after the first Sunday matinee performance.

  • PAGE TO STAGE

    Page to Stage discussions are presented in partnership with the Portland Public Library. These discussions, led by Portland Stage artistic staff, provide insight into the literary and social aspects of the play, as well as exploring the challenges of bringing a particular play to the stage. Page to Stage is held at the Portland Public Library at 12:00 noon the Tuesday after a show opens. Feel free to bring your lunch!

  • CURTAIN CALL

    Curtain Call discussions offer a rare opportunity for audience members to talk about the production with the performers, exploring topics that range from the rehearsal process to character development to issues raised by the work. Curtain Call discussions are held after the second Sunday matinee performance.