August 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7:00 p.m.
August 5 & 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets $22 general admission, $18 seniors and $15 students. Reserve tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets, or by calling 207-200-4720. A limited number of $5 tickets are available through our Theater for All program, thanks to the generous support of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. To reserve a $5 ticket, please call 207-200-4720.
Thank you to the First National Bank and Tradewinds Marketplace for their sponsorship of The Wind in the Willows!
The beloved tale of the friendship between the animals that dwell along the riverbank: good-hearted Rat, shy and curious Mole, sensible Badger and more! The friends must find a way to deal with the self-important Mr. Toad, a wily and impulsive character given to sudden crazes that cause trouble for all involved. The friends must save Toad from himself and rescue the magnificent Toad Hall from devious weasels, ferrets and stoats. Kenneth Grahame's beloved story has been set to a charming score by Douglas Post, sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Mole: Grace Neal
Rat: Steve Gormley
Otter: Faith Harmon
Toad: John Steed
Willa the Horse: Heather Mathews
Chief Weasel: Carolyn Ericksen-Buss
Badger: Tony Rolfe
Randi Hedgehog: Hazel Sheahan
Billy Hedgehog: Ripley Hawkins
Robin Hedgehog: Ansel Tenney
Innkeeper: Stella Lyman
Clerk: Dade Hawkins
Portly Otter: Owen Norgang
Margaret: Margaret Nevin
Aunt: Vanessa Hawkins
Attendant: Erik Davis
Engineer: Hoyt Hutchins
Bargewoman: Cora Hutchins
Christmas Mice: Anna Breus, Bixby Hawkins, Ezri Budet, Imogen Steed, Phoebe Bebell, Trafton Hutchins & June Page
Travellers: Charles Kolisch, Georgia Clews, Grace VanBever, Rowen Savage, Imogen Steed, June Page & Phoebe Bebell
Police: Ansel Tenney, Charles Kolisch, Owen Norgang, Erik Davis & Graham VanBever
Announcing our 47th Season!
And staged readings in october, February, April and July!
Laura by George Sklar and Vera Caspary
Directed by Robin Jones
Who is Laura? None of the men in her life seem to know – including the detective investigating her murder. Vera Caspary, one of the first female mystery writers, was so disappointed by the film version of her novel that she co-wrote the play. This fall, we bring her story to the stage.
Papermaker by Monica Wood
Directed by Johannah Blackman
During a paper mill strike in a small Maine town, the lives of two families collide around a company CEO and a man building a wooden ark in his yard. Criss-crossing the lines between workers and management, novelist Monica Wood’s first play is a revealing drama about family, loyalty, and the quiet struggles of mill-town life.
The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Directed by Bec Poole
The powerful stage adaptation of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Otto Frank. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theater.
June & July:
Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Dindy Royster
Based on the compiled letters between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, Sarah Ruhl expresses the beauty in simple correspondence, mapping the relationship of the two poets from first meeting to an abbreviated affair and the turmoil of their lives in between.
Little Women, the musical with book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and music by Jason Howland
Directed by Shari John
Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. Louise May Alcott’s timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and love.
In addition to these season plays, we are delighted to offer a full season of staged readings.
Photos from the 45th season productions of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Shirley Valentine, Sylvia and Fiddler on the Roof. Photo credit Whittling Fog Photography.