PORTLAND – Maine’s premier fringe festival weirdoes are at it again, offering up a uniquely collaborative take on a literary classic.

The PortFringe Festival has once again unleashed its annual Pop-Up experience on the world with its latest iteration, an adaptation of Dante’s “Inferno.” This filmed collaboration involving a dozen different groups and individual artists is available for streaming at the PortFringe website ( through April 15. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, though it’s worth mentioning that this is PortFringe’s primary fundraiser, so be generous if you can.

Previous installments have included three Shakespeare plays – “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – and two other classics in “The Odyssey” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

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PORTLAND – The folks at PortFringe are offering up a different sort of look at a literary classic.

PortFringe – Maine’s fringe theatre festival – has done a Pop-Up performance as a fundraiser each year for the past five years. Their latest, forced by circumstances to change from a live performance to a filmed video collaboration, is now streaming via the PortFringe website at

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 22:33

Bloody, bold and resolute

Portfringe presents Pop-Up Macbeth

PORTLAND – Something wicked just popped up in Portland.

PortFringe, Portland’s fringe theatre festival, brought William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth” to life in a most unique fashion this weekend, with 14 individuals or groups each contributing a piece to a weird, wild whole. 

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Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:20

The play's the thing with Pop-Up Hamlet

PortFringe offers unique look at Shakespeare's masterpiece

PORTLAND There's something not-so-rotten in the state of Denmarkand in the state of Maine.

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the first publication of Shakespeare's collected works; to mark the occasion, Washington D.C.'s Folger Shakespeare Library is sending copies of the First Folio to spend time in every state in the United States over the course of the year.

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