Tuesday, 21 October 2014 22:33

‘Irma Vep’ a madcap mystery

by Allen Adams

PTC presents two-man satire filled with fast-paced fun

BANGOR – The Bangor Opera House is playing host to a dark and mysterious…mystery.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 22:29

Find your grail at the Grand

by Allen Adams

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” comes to Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH – If you seek the Holy Grail, you might well find it at the Grand.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 22:07

Skewed View (10/22/14)

by Kaitlyn Furge

This is a view that you can get in Brewer. This tree has eternally lost its bloom. If you know where to see this particular view don’t forget to comment on our Facebook page. (Photo by Kaitlyn Furge)

Treworgy Orchards is a view many people find essential during the fall holidays. You can enjoy apple picking, pumpkins, or get lost in the corn maze. Get your own view while there is still time! (Photo by Kaitlyn Furge)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 22:05

‘WTF Evolution?!’

by Katy England

Conversations about crazy life, with the theory that made them

When you think of evolution, you often think of survival of the fittest. Only the best, most useful adaptations will survive. And whether or not that is true is up for debate, what really isn’t debatable is that evolution has left this planet with a lot of really weird things.

BREWER -- Between Friends Arts Center-Next Generation Theatre welcome Lynne McKenney Lydick presenting her one woman show "Follow the Cannon: Clara Barton's Civil War Letters," taking place at Next Generation Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

Clara Barton, (1821-1912), born in North Oxford, Massachusetts, earned the name Angel of the Battlefield for her limitless courage and her unfailing spirit in bringing comfort and relief to the soldiers at the battlefronts of the Civil War. Armed with medical supplies, clothing and much needed food, she saved the lives of those who would have perished without her.

BANGOR – American legend Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will be serenading audiences in Bangor on Nov. 1 at the Cross Insurance Center.

Following the incredible success of “Jersey Boys,” the musical that chronicles the life and times of the iconic group, and features classic songs, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” Frankie and the Four Seasons are all the rage again.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 21:37

‘The Book of Life’ a lively treat

by Allen Adams

Animated film offers a glimpse of The Day of the Dead

There’s nothing wrong with cinema that is inspired by other source material. Reinventing a tale within the boundaries of a new medium is one of the foundations of storytelling. That said, it is undeniably intriguing when an original idea makes its first appearance on the screen.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 21:34

The sound and the ‘Fury’

by Allen Adams

Film tells tale of tank warfare in WWII

Most movies can be easily summed up in a single sentence. That’s how these things tend to be pitched. However, there are relatively few that can be summed up in a single sentence that will make me actively want to see said movie.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 21:31

The ugly beauty of ‘Beautiful You’

by Allen Adams

Palahniuk’s latest satirizes sex, consumer culture

There are few contemporary writers with the knack for subversion and satire that Chuck Palahniuk brings to the table. There’s a transgressive aggression to his work that carries an undeniable impact.

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington explores the troubled legacy of war with a presentation of Steven Dietz’s Pulitzer-nominated drama “Last of the Boys.” This Theatre UMF production is presented at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 25, with a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, Oct. 26, in UMF’s Alumni Theater.

The story begins 30 years after Ben and Jeeter fought together in Vietnam. As the two men come together for a last hurrah, they try to come to terms with the war experiences that continue to haunt them. Jeeter’s girlfriend and her whiskey-drinking mother add to the fierce, funny and touching reflections on the lasting effects of war and how the past continues to echo in the present.

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