DramaWatch: Brain food at ‘Barbecue’

This week at the theater: Chewing over the issues in Portland Playhouse’s prism on race and language; “Mean Girls” and 600 Highwaymen hit town; last chances & more.

DramaWatch: The malevolence of birds

Imago’s Jerry Mouawad talks about the Covid-era fear factor in Conor McPherson’s tense and anxious stage version of “The Birds.” Plus: Stage openings & closings.

DramaWatch: At Corrib, a passing of the Irish torch

Also in a busy week: A “Barbecue” at Portland Playhouse, “The Chinese Lady” at Artists Rep, a “Peep” from The Reformers and a “Lonely Vampire” from Imago, “Danse Macabre” returns, plus plays onscreen.

Belling Shakespeare’s cat

Fertile Ground 2021: Sue Mach’s “Madonna of the Cat” fills in the 16-year gap in Shakespeare’s “Winter’s Tale.”

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