‘Escanaba in the Moonlight’ at Opera House zany, silly escape from winter

by Judy Harrison of The Bangor Daily News

Fudgesuckers beware. You’re not in the flatlands any more. No, siree. You are in Yooper Territory, now, where UFOs drop in, the maple sap ferments and Ojibwe magic conjures up cures for curses.

This is not just any old kind of calamity. No siree. We’re talking about the kind that makes a man go his whole adult life without a bagging a buck at the Soady Family Deer Camp in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Now, how Reuben Soady keeps from becoming the only male Soady not to have a rack of antlers on his rumpus room wall before his 35th birthday is the point of this here story.

Rather, this here play, “Escanaba in the Moonlight,” being performed at the Bangor Opera House by the Penobscot Theatre Company. Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport is sticking by her decision to offer local theatergoers a zany escape from winter each February. This season’s show is the funniest since “Guys on Ice” … Read more.