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La Belle

BIOGRAPHIES JIM VADALA (Sam Stoker) Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jim moved to Portland in 2012 to work for Portland Playhouse. Jim received his BA at West ChesterUniversity and has been seen nationally on Portlandia and Grimm. Some recent stage credits include: HIR (Defunkt), Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Portland Playhouse), The …

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A Q+A With Jen Rowe

PORTLAND PLAYHOUSE RECENTLY CONDUCTED A Q&A WITH JEN ROWE, WHO TAKES ON THE ROLE OF EBENEZER SCROOGE IN THE THEATRE’S MAGICAL PRODUCTION OF CHARLES DICKENS’ CLASSIC A CHRISTMAS CAROL. PORTLAND PLAYHOUSE: This is your fourth year involved in the production—how do you keep it fresh? JEN ROWE: I have to …

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Civil War Christmas

  Paula Vogel in one of America’s greatest playwrights. A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS is her gift to her nation. Ours is a complex story of a society’s struggle to reach its highest self. Our shared history as Americans is rife with contradiction: a history celebrated by some and criticized by …

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Did You Know of Reindeer and Retail?

Crumpet’s holiday journey isn’t the only artistic offering whose history is intricately tied to the world of the department store. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a prominent figure in American Christmas lore, and it’s difficult to go an entire holiday season without hearing his eponymous song. But the character actually …

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