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New England Summer Playhouses & Theaters

If it’s quality summer stock theatre you’re looking for, you’ve found it. Here’s our list of some of the best summer playhouses and theaters in New England.

Yankee Magazine

The Tinkerer of Dickinson’s Reach

Five wheelbarrows are scattered haphazardly around a large ground-floor workshop in an eccentric, circular building in the woods just a two-minute walk from Maine’s rocky coastline. None of the wheelbarrows looks like the others, and frankly, none looks much like a wheelbarrow. They’re all handmade, four of them by a man named Bill Coperthwaite. (The […]

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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain quote | Knowledge & Wisdom

“A great and free country is not merely defense and protection. For every earnest spirit, it is opportunity and inspiration.” —Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828–1914). As a Bowdoin College professor who volunteered for the Union Army, Chamberlain earned the Medal of Honor for defending Little Round Top at Gettysburg in July 1863. During his military service […]

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