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The Public Theatre named “Best Theatre in Maine” three times in a row by Down East Magazine Readers’ Poll

Posted on 06/18/2015 8:49pm by Jennifer Madigan

For the third year in a row, thousands of people throughout the state have voted The Public Theatre to be the BEST THEATRE IN MAINE in the Down East Magazine Readers’ Poll. A banquet celebrating the 2015 “Best of Maine” winners was recently held in Portland and the Co-Artistic Directors of Lewiston/Auburn’s professional theatre proudly picked up their award.

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The Sunshine Boys Shine Brightly at The Public Theatre

Posted on 04/27/2015 12:00pm by Jennifer Madigan

The warm weather has finally arrived, and with it comes THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Neil Simon’s classic comedy about friendship, aging and showbiz, now playing at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre,  May 1 – 10.

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Chase away the winter blues with this Tony Award Winning Comedy

Posted on 01/09/2015 12:00am by Jennifer Madigan

Chase away the winter blues with Christopher Durang’s hilarious and endearing comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, now playing at The Public Theatre Jan 23 – Feb 1. 

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, this hit Broadway comedy was hailed as “hugely entertaining” (USA today), and “deliriously funny” (NY Times). Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia (named after Chekhov characters by their hyper-educated parents) live uneventful lives until their self-absorbed movie-star sister Masha returns home with her 20-something boy-toy Spike in tow to shake things up. Add to the mix, a wanna-be young actress named Nina, a housekeeper named Cassandra who sees into the future, and a delightful rant about the joy of life before cell phones, and this is one family reunion you’ll want to attend! Contains some adult language and one hot guy in his underwear.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to The Public Theatre!

Posted on 11/19/2014 12:00am by Jennifer Madigan

This holiday season, for one weekend only, Dec 12, 13, and 14th, The Public Theatre, will present their acclaimed adaptation of A Christmas Carol followed by a holiday sing–a-long featuring Christmas Carol fiddler Jennifer Armstrong. The Public Theatre’s own version of Dickens’ classic has become a favorite holiday tradition in Lewiston/Auburn. This inventive adaptation, performed by six actors and a fiddler, was developed and written for The Public Theatre by Artistic Director Christopher Schario in 1993, and has since been published by Dramatists Play Service and is now regularly performed by theatres around the world. 

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I Married an Alien! - A Comedy that's out of this world!

Posted on 10/27/2014 12:00am by Jennifer Madigan

Have you ever looked at your husband and thought, “What planet is he from?”  Well, you can be sure he’s wondered the same about you! Ida LeClair (officially named the funniest woman in Maine), gives hilarious advice on love, marriage and what to do when the double-wide’s feeling too small in her delightful new comedy, I Married an Alien, playing at The Public Theatre, one weekend only, Nov 7, 8 and 9th.

Writer/performer Susan Poulin brings her endearing alter-ego Ida LeClair back to life in her latest show about the funny but true moments in long-term relationships.  Couples of all ages will identify with what Ida has to say about marriage, and both men and women have been seen exiting the theatre with smiles on their faces and renewed vows to keep their dirty socks off the floor.

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The Cocktail Hour: a deliciously potent comedy about family.

Posted on 10/16/2014 2:05am by Jennifer Madigan

The Public Theatre officially opens its season with A.R. Gurney’s insightful and intelligent comedy, The Cocktail Hour, running Oct 17th – 26th. Mix two middle-aged children, their parents and alcohol and prepare to be shaken with laughter and emotionally stirred. The pre-dinner cocktail is a revered ritual in this well-to-do family, but when their middle-aged son comes home to announce he’s written a play about his parents, they quickly become a family on the rocks. Filled with Martini dry wit and banter, don’t miss this entertaining and potent comedy starring Ellen Crawford and Mike Genovese (from NBC’s E.R.), last seen at The Public Theatre in On Golden Pond.

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The Public Theatre’s professional Theatre Training Program for teens performs July 25th

Posted on 07/14/2014 5:25pm by Jennifer Madigan

The Public Theatre’s professional theatre training program for teens will perform Twisted Tales, an assortment of traditional children’s stories with added songs on Friday, July 25th at 6pm.  Featuring an auditioned and hand-picked group of twelve students ranging from ages 10 to 15, these young thespians have been hard at work for the past three weeks taking daily classes in stage combat, voice and speech, singing and the fundamentals of acting. The student’s final performance is inspired by Revolting Rhymes, a hip and entertaining twist on some well know fairytales written by Roald Dahl as well as a fun version of The Three Little Pigs created by the student’s master acting teacher, Barbara Helen Baker.   Also included will be several songs to show off the vocal skills they are learning as well as some fun stage combat moves. The presentation, which is free of charge and open to the public, will take place on Friday July 25th, at 6pm at The Public Theatre.

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