Wednesday, December 11, 2013
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
“Topdog/Underdog,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Dramatic Repertory Company and starring Bari Robinson, front, and J.H. Smith III, continues through Sunday at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company.
“With Cassie Jones 2July12” by James Chute, from “Talking & Drawing,” opening Friday and continuing through Dec. 1 at Rose Contemporary in Portland.
Pianists Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank, Portland Ovations' "Rite of Spring" series, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $38; $10 for students. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m.
Europa Galante, baroque music ensemble from Italy performs Vivaldi, Couperin, Mascitti, Corelli and more, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $12; free tickets available for first 100 seniors and students. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m.
Cohen Chamber Music Series, with cellist Jan Muller-Szeraws and pianist Adam Golka, Hebron Academy (Lepage Center for the Arts). Free. hebronacademy.org. 7:30 p.m.
"Autumn Songs," duo Baars-Henneman performs improvised Dutch music, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.
Camerata New England, chamber music, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $20; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m.
"Swingin' the American Songbook," Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops! concert with jazz vocalist Banu Gibson and tap dancer Jason Rodgers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $20 to $65. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Sea Reeds Clarinet Quartet, from Mozart to Gershwin and Joplin, Christ Church, Kennebunk. $10; $7 for seniors and children. christchurchkennebunk.org. 2 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Otello," encore broadcast of Verdi opera, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23 to $27; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with pianist Chiharu Naruse, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.
"Homestead Crossing," two couples -- one older, one younger -- compare their lives in Maine premiere, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; discounts available. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 8. Through Nov. 18.
"Good People," Good Theater presents Maine premiere of a drama set in South Boston that explores the differences between the haves and the have-nots, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
"Topdog/Underdog," Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the gritty lives of two street-savvy hustlers presented by Dramatic Repertory Company, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater). $10 to $20. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.
"You Can't Take It With You," Theatre Company at Falmouth High School production of Depression-era comedy, Falmouth High School. $7; $5 for students, seniors and children. falmouththeatre.org. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
"End of Summer," Bowdoin Department of Theater and Dance production of comic melodrama set at a wealthy estate on the coast of Maine, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
"Big Love," lively modern adaptation of ancient Greek drama, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston. $6; $3 for seniors and students. 786-8294. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday.
National Theatre Live in HD: "Timon of Athens," Shakespeare play, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m.; encore screening at 7 p.m. Thursday.
National Theatre Live in HD: "Timon of Athens," Shakespeare play, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 3 p.m.; encore screening at 7 p.m. Thursday.
National Theatre Live in HD: "Timon of Athens," Shakespeare play, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15; $5 for ages 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday.
David Mamet's "November," comedy about the state of American politics presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, The Hutchins School, South Portland. Pay-what-you-can. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
"Assassins," musical about presidential assassins and would-be presidential assassins, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $15; $10 for seniors and USM faculty; $5 for students. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday.
"Hapgood," espionage thriller by Tom Stoppard, Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills. $20; $18 for seniors and students. 929-5412. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Through Nov. 10.
Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice," classic myth of Orpheus re-imagined through the eyes of its heroine, Theater Project, Brunswick. $18. theaterproject.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 11.
"Wyrd Sisters," parody of the three witches of "Macbeth," Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $12; $10 for seniors and students. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
"The Wiz," musical based on "The Wizard of Oz," Community Little Theatre, Auburn. $18; $15 for seniors; $12 for ages 12 and under. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Through Nov. 11.
Dark Tales, family-friendly spooky vaudeville, Lewiston Middle School. $10; $8 for ages 14 and under. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
"44 Plays for 44 Presidents," presented by Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy, Bangor Opera House. $10; $5 for children. penobscottheatre.org. 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
"Naked Shakespeare," Acorn Productions' collection of short scenes and speeches presented without props or costumes during dinner, Portland Club. $25. 761-6665. 6 p.m. Friday.
"Beauty and the Beast, Jr.," musical for children, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $10; $5 for students. 832-6060. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Nov. 11.
Shakespeare's "Hamlet," presented by Theater at Monmouth, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $19; $10 for students. theateratmonmouth.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
"My Mother's Clothes Are Not My Mother," Elizabeth Peavey's one-woman show, Rockport Opera House. $10. 236-2514. 2 p.m. Saturday.
"Jack and the Beanstalk," children's theater version set in modern times with Jack as a middle school student, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $6; $4 for children under 12. acorn-productions.org. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 18.
"Play Me a Story," interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. "Crazy Critters," 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
"Wings of Courage," Mad River Theatre Works Company presents a musical baesd on the life of the first African-American combat pilot, Lewiston Middle School. $10; $8 for ages 14 and under. laarts.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Shakespeare's "Hamlet," presented by Theater at Monmouth, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. $10; $5 for students. 832-6060. 7 p.m. Monday.
"44 Plays for 44 Presidents," excerpts presented by Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy, Brewer Auditorium. $10; $5 for children. penobscottheatre.org. 4 p.m. Tuesday.
"An Evening with Poe: Tales of Mystery & Suspense," Dinner Theater Series, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $10. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through Nov. 14.
Oratorio Chorale Open Rehearsal, sing with the chorale as it rehearses music by Schubert and Mozart for shows on Nov. 17-18, all voice parts welcome, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. oratoriochorale.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
• ART MUSEUMS
"The Incarnation of Earthly Creations," Haitian art, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumafricanculture.org. Opens Friday. Through Jan. 30.
"N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. Through October 2013.
"Home Decoration: The Domestic Artistry of the Skolfield Women, 1845-1900," samplers, printed screens, flower arrangements, hair wreaths and more, Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick. 729-6606. Opens Wednesday. Through Dec. 31.
Portland Museum of Art: "Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine," works by Homer created at his Prouts Neck studio in conjunction with re-opening of restored studio for public tours, and "Art in Process," high school art exhibition, through Dec. 30; "The Portland Society of Art and Winslow Homer in Maine," 50 watercolors and drawings examine the relationship between Homer, architect John Calvin Stevens and the Portland Society of Art, through Feb. 3; "Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project," contemporary photography made with a variety of historic processes, through Feb. 17. portlandmuseum.org
Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: "Wired!" explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org
Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, Portland: Luc Demers, "Trace," photographs, and Richard Veit, photographs, through Dec. 21. usm.maine.edu/library
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: "Isaac Bashevis Singer and His Artists," photography, painting, graphic design, wood-block prints and illustrated books, through Nov. 30. treeoflifemuseum.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography," photographs by and of F. Holland Day (1864-1933) and "We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting," paintings from 1840s to 1870s, through Dec. 23. bowdoin.edu/art-museum
Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick: "Vote, Pejepscot!", election and political paraphernalia, through Dec. 31. pejepscothistorical.org
Saco Museum: "The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim's Progress," Civil War-era panorama seen in its entirety for the first time in more than a century (also at Pepperell Mills in Biddeford), and "Then, Now and Always a Part of Saco: 250 Years of the First Parish Church," photos and artifacts, through Nov. 10. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: "Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography," featuring 106 images by artists from 11 countries across five continents, through Dec. 15. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: "Hidden Histories: A Project by Maggie Libby," history of women at Colby, through Nov. 25; Alex Katz, "Maine/New York," 28 paintings and one multi-part sculpture, through Dec. 30. colby.edu
Maine State Museum, Augusta: "Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May. mainestatemuseum.org
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: Andrew Wyeth, "Summers in Port Clyde," watercolors from 1930s and '40s, through Sunday; "Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan," paintings, and "Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson's North Haven," paintings, through Dec. 30; "Recent Acquisitions," newly acquired work by Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, and more, through March 10. farnsworthmuseum.org
Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "Indians and Rusticators" and "Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry," through Dec. 29. abbemuseum.org
University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor: Alan Bray, "At The Edges," paintings; Mayumi Sarai, "Ring Cycle," carved wooden sculptures; and Susan Jane Belton, "What's Yours," oil on panel portraits; through Jan. 5. umma.umaine.edu
• ART GALLERIES
"Warmth and Style," handwoven, felted work and knit works by Maine fiber artists, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Opens Thursday. Through Dec. 31.
Ed Douglas: "New Works," Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Dec. 1.
Tom Hall, new paintings, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Nov. 30.
First Friday ArtWalk, galleries and museums open to the public, downtown Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Jessica Gandolf, Penelope Jones, Bridget Spaeth: "Expanding Fields"; and James Chute: "Talking & Drawing," Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Opens Friday. "Talking & Drawing" through Dec. 1. "Expanding Fields" through Dec. 22.
Eric Hou: "Koala High: Homecoming," recent prints, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.
"Seeing Red," paintings by Rhonda Pearle, Gary Perlmutter, Valerie Birnhak, Ruth Claff, Pauline Delin, Dick Eaton, Alison Hill and Wendy Hodge, Bridge Gallery, Portland. bridgegalleryportland.com. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.
Brenton Hamilton: "Relevant Histories," photos drawing on historical photographic processes and art history, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 1.
Maine Artists Collective: "Freak Show," exploration of identity and difference, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 21.
"Eat More Art," art on wood panels, Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland. pineconeandchickadee.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.
"Edges of Vision," MECA photo workshop group show, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 7.
Michael Milicia: "The Exquisite Bird 2," photographs of birds, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 31.
"Serenity 2012: Paintings and Drawings," multi-media exhibit by gallery artists and guest artist Elisabeth Heller, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Opens Friday. Through Nov. 25.
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo: "Anything But...," oils on canvas, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Opens Friday. Through Dec. 27.
"This Land Was Made for You and Me," black-and-white photography by 19 Maine artists inspired by the music of Woody Guthrie, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 24.
"Holiday Extravaganza," smaller artworks and variety of creative crafts, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 24.
"Collaborative Connections," 18 artists from Circling the Square Fine Art Press and One of a Kind Printers, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 29.
University of Southern Maine, Portland: "Zuihitsu: Look Only at the Waves," exhibit by Smudge Studio and USM art students, through Dec. 9. usm.maine.edu/gallery
University of Southern Maine Osher Map Library, Portland: "Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol," through Feb. 28. usm.maine.edu/maps
Maine Charitable Mechanics Association Library, Portland: Reggie Osborn, textile art, through Nov. 30. 772-8598.
University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: "Vanguard," avant-garde, experimental and innovative works by nine Maine artists, through Dec. 16. une.edu/artgallery
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: "Maine Masterworks," works by James Fitzgerald, Charles Woodbury, William T. Richards, Emil Holzhauer and more, through Nov. 17. 699-5599.
Portland Public Library: "Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey," original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings and ephemera, through Dec. 29. portlandlibrary.com
University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: "Sampler," 38 pieces of prints, paintings and experimental works, through Dec. 9. usm.maine.edu/gallery
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Mary Barnes, "Once Removed," and John Santoro, "Transitions," through Sunday. elizabethmossgalleries.com
Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: "Falling for Color," work by Martha Baum, Neil Myrick, Diana Johnson, Marcia Feller and Anne Tarbox, through Dec. 8. yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com
Freeport Historical Society Harrington House: "Buttons, Rum and Rakes: Freeport's Mercantile Past," through March. freeporthistoricalsociety.org
Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick: Alicia Eggert, "Speaking in Tongues," work in various media that utilizes text, through Nov. 30. colemanburke.com
The Frontier, Brunswick: "Groundbreakers: Mainers Shaping Agriculture's Future," photographs by Lily Peil, through Nov. 25. explorefrontier.com
Bayview Gallery, Brunswick: "The Paintings of John Marshall," through Nov. 10. bayviewgallery.com
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Jon Kievitt, "Works on Paper" and Garry Mitchell, "New Paintings," through Nov. 17. 725-8157.
West Island Gallery, Bath: Richard Sears, "Paintings and Drawings," through Nov. 24. westislandgallery.com
Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham: Jack Montgomery, "Portraits of Portraits," through Dec. 10. merrymeetingartscenter.org
George Marshall Store Gallery, York: "Connections," works by Lissa Hunter and Carol Stein; and Tom Hall, "Maine Landscapes," through Nov. 11. georgemarshallstoregallery.com
York Art Association, York Harbor: "Abstract and Out of the Ordinary," through Nov. 4. yorkartassociation.com
Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art): "Apple of My Eye," paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints of apples from more than 50 mostly regional artists of the past, through Dec. 21. 935-9232.
River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: "Photographers Choice," through Nov. 10. rivertreearts.org
Wiscasset Bay Gallery: "Fresh Paint and Recent Acquisitions," recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, plus new works by contemporary New England artists, through Friday. wiscassetbaygallery.com
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: Ben Potter, "Home Field," through Nov. 25. 338-0555.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: 2012 Biennial Exhibition, and "Many Times Times Square," soundscape composition by electronic music pioneer Joel Chadabe, through Dec. 2. cmcanow.org
Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through April 5. frostfarmgallery.com
University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine), Augusta: "Maine Boys Overseas, German Boys in Maine," WWII history and artifacts, through Nov. 30. hhrc.uma.edu
University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta: "Analog/Digital," 20 paintings and videos by Reese Inman, through Nov. 30. 621-3493.
University of Maine (Art Gallery), Farmington: Liz Phillips, "Biyuu II," sound and video installation, through Thursday. 778-1062.
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Portraiture by Jeffrey Burke, through Nov. 13. savorymainedining.com
Art Galleries at University of Maine, Machias: Condon and Georgeann Kuhl, "Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond," through Nov. 30. 255-1279.
CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: Jesse Gillespie, "Uncommon Beauty," through Monday; Lissa Hunter and Simon van der Ven, "Escape Boundaries," new work, through Nov. 11. craftonelm.com
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland: John Wood, Hank Tyler, Kathleen Florance, Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver, multi-media, through Dec. 4. maineseabirds.org
Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: "Off the Beaten Path," multi-artist show focusing on Maine landscapes, through Saturday. caldbeck.com