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Shannon Bryan editor Shannon Bryan has a fondness for Maine’s peculiar goings on. And helmet cams. There’s definitely a fondness for helmet cams.   Since she arrived in Maine from the Midwest seven years ago, it’s been her mission to experience it all firsthand – from the cardboard boat races to the paddleboard jousting tournaments. With any luck, she’ll persuade you to try it, too.

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Things to do This week

Posted: December 16, 2012


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“This Wonderful Life”

7 pm, Mon, Dec 17, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18

We’ve seen “It’s a Wonderful Life” a thousand times. And it’s a darn wonderful tear-jerker every time, what with its desperation and life affirmation, a sprint down the snowy main drag of Bedford Falls and a brawl at Nick’s bar, a whack on the ear and the jingling of a bell.

We know this story. And the characters in it have become funny, curmudgeonly, and oh-so-generous friends we look forward to seeing every year, at least on the TV.

But at One Longfellow Square we can see them in person – one person, in fact. His name is Jody McColman, and he’ll be playing every character – George Bailey and Clarence the Angel, Mary, Old Man Potter, and all the citizens of Bedfall Falls – in “This Wonderful Life.”

It’s impressive on-stage multi-tasking. And it’s still the story we love, told in a whole new one-man kind of way.

Tickets are $18 and the show starts at 8 pm. FMI or to purchase tickets:

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