February 27, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

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“Night Sky Loft,” 1972-73 oil on linen by Lois Dodd, from “Catching the Light,” the exhibition of her work continuing through April 7 at the Portland Museum of Art.

D. James Dee photo courtesy of Portland Museum of Art

"To the Rescue," Portland Playback Improv Theater reenacts audience stories of help and assistance; benefits Longfellow Books; Community Television Network (CTN), Portland. $10. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?" classic Edward Albee play starring two real-life couples, Aqua City Actor's Theater, Waterville. $12; $10 for students and seniors. 873-7000. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 10.

"Once Upon a Mattress: The True Story of the Princess and the Pea," Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"Big Mouth Thunder Thighs," Bess Welden's solo vaudeville piece about body and food, Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15. portlandstage.org. 3 p.m. Saturday; 8 p.m. March 7. Through March 9.

"Mystery at Our Class Reunion," dinner theater with a mystery theme; benefits St. Mary's Health System's Enhanced Patient Care Area Fund; Royal Oak Room at IronHorse Court, Lewiston. $75. 755-3366. 6 p.m. Saturday.

"Play Me a Story," interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. "Playdate Frenzy," 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

"39 Steps," Theater Company at Falmouth High School presents play based on classic Hitchcock film with desserts and live music; proceeds help defer Maine Drama Festival expenses; Falmouth High School. $15; $12 for seniors and students. 899-4811. 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

"Peter Pan," children's play, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. kitetails.org. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

"The Good Swimmer," Bowdoin College Theater and Dance presents musical centering on a family of lifeguards, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 9 p.m. Saturday.

"Congratulations, Macbeth," cabaret version of Shakespeare tragedy presented by Opera House Arts, Stonington Opera House. $15. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

"The Apprentice Showcase," short selections of text performed by first-year students in Acorn Shakespeare Conservatory, The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland. $5. acorn-productions.org. 8 p.m. Monday.

"Dead Man Walking," Cape Elizabeth High School Theatre Department presents one-act play about the criminal justice system based on best-selling book and hit movie (contains mature themes), Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium. $5. 799-3309. 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 7. Through March 20.

Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles," Good Theater production examines how two outsiders find their way in today's world, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 7. Through March 30.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Youth Art Month," artwork created by Maine students in grades K-12, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Friday. Artists' reception, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through March 31.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: "Lois Dodd: Catching the Light," more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, through April 7; "Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx," interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, through May 19. portlandmuseum.org

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: "Wired!", explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints" and "The Fixed Image: History and Process in American Photography," through Sunday; "In Printmaking ABC," master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, through March 10. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through May 26. mainemaritimemuseum.org

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