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“The Love of the Nightingale” shows the strength of USM Theatre, Portland Press Herald review

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"In this thoroughly engrossing, and remarkably timely production, the considerable strengths of the theater program at USM are fully on display," says Steve Feeney in his Portland Press Herald review of USM Theater's "The Love of the Nightingale."

This adaptation of a classic story, directed by USM faculty Rachel Price Cooper, "puts female rage under the spotlight."

He continues, praising student individual performances, "Junior theater major Bailey Hall, in her first mainstage role, is outstanding," says Feeney, and the "...male and female choristers fill in the narrative and provide seamlessly executed music and dance interludes."

In closing, Feeney calls the performance "a rich theatrical experience." 

Read the full review at the Portland Press Herald

"The Love of the Nightingale" runs through Sunday, November 24; learn more and buy tickets at the USM Theatre website

Wednesday, 11/20, at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 11/21, at 6:00 p.m., followed by a talk-back
Friday, 11/22, at 10:00 a.m. (Student Matinee) & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11/23, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11/24, at 2:00 p.m.


USM students Bailey Hall and Will Thornton in a scene from “The Love of the Nightingale” French Photography/Noli French