Announcing our 48th season of plays!
November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7:00 p.m. and November 10 & 17 at 3:00 p.m. Fun Home by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, Alison Bechdel Directed by Lori Sitzabee
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
February 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7 p.m. and February 16 at 3 p.m.
Constellations by Nick Payne
Directed by Bec Poole
This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
April 24, 25 & May 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 7 p.m. and May 3 at 3 p.m.
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Bryan Lescord
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, & 20 at 7 p.m. and June 14 at 3 p.m.
The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Lori Sitzabee
In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
July 10, 11 17, 18, 24, & 25 at 7 p.m. and July 19 at 3 p.m.
Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas
Directed by Bec Poole
At Peter and Rita's wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. The wedding kiss caused Rita's soul and the old man's to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love's spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it's too late.
August Musical TBA-Directed by Shari John
Thank you to the Maine Arts Commission for helping to support our 48th Season!