Category Archives: Maine

The Irish Theatre of Chicago’s THE WEIR: “A strange [but wonderful] little evening”

When I lived on a five-acre farm in Maine, I found myself strangely fascinated with the behavior of male birds. It seemed that whenever a female swallow appeared the male swallows engaged in all sorts of madcap aerial displays, loop-d-loops, dives, deal falls, etc. On the other hand, when a female cowbird appeared, the male […]

“AMY’S WISH” Heads to Chicago Film Festival

“Amy’s Wish”, a screen adaptation of James Caputo’s award-winning short play, has officially been selected to screen in the 2012 Midwest Christian-Inspirational Indie Film Festival taking place September 28-30, 2012. The Festival location is the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street in Chicago, Illinois. Directed for the screen by Bates College Professor Paul […]

The Best Christmas Carol

If Garrison Keillor’s Praire Home Companion and Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company ever sired a child, it could very well be The Oddfellow Theater of Buckfield, Maine. Born in 1996 through the efforts of Kim and Mike Miclon, the company has been presenting a variety of “theatricales”, their latest being Bah Hoonchbach! A Very Odd […]