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Manhattan Short Film Festival - 10 Great Films, One Great Night!

Posted on 09/01/2016 10:00am by Jennifer Madigan

For one weekend only, filmgoers in Lewiston, Mainewill unite with audiences in over 250 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at The Public Theatre in Lewiston on Fri and Sat, September 23 and 24 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 782-3200.  Tickets are $8 for adults and students.

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Four Time Winner - "Best Theatre in Maine" - Down East Magazine Readers' Poll

Posted on 07/01/2016 6:10pm by Jennifer Madigan

For the fourth year in a row, thousands of people throughout the state have voted The Public Theatre the BEST THEATRE IN MAINE in the Down East Magazine readers’ poll. A banquet celebrating the 2016 “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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Crossing Delancey - A Delightful Romantic Comedy

Posted on 04/26/2016 12:00pm by Jennifer Madigan

If you’re a grandmother, granddaughter, or anyone looking for a great Mother’s Day present, The Public Theatre has the perfect gift for you. It’s called Crossing Delancey, a delightful romantic comedy about a doting Jewish grandmotherwho is determined to see her granddaughter get married before she dies. Who needs, when your grandmother knows a matchmaker?  But is Sam, the neighborhood pickleman, the kind of husband a girl has in mind?

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The Ladies Foursome: A Hole in One Comedy!

Posted on 01/07/2016 9:00am by Jennifer Madigan

Imagine “Sex and the City” on a golf course, as The Public Theatre chases away the winter blues with the New England premiere of the smart and sassy comedy, The Ladies Foursome, playing Jan 22 – Jan 31st.  Directed by two-time Tony Award winning actress Judith Ivey, this entertaining comedy centers on three friends who gather together to play a final round of golf in honor of their recently deceased fourth partner and close friend. Joined by an unknown friend of the deceased, these four women banter, tease and tee off about love, sex, motherhood and careers, learning about themselves and each other as they celebrate the bonds of friendship that link women together.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to The Public Theatre!

Posted on 11/23/2015 9:46pm by Jennifer Madigan

This holiday season, for one weekend only, Dec 11, 12, and 13th, The Public Theatre, will present their acclaimed adaptation of A Christmas Carol followed bya 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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Wait Until Dark. The thrills begin when the lights go out

Posted on 10/01/2015 9:40pm by Jennifer Madigan

What really scares you? Ghosts? Goblins? Or is it that split second when you turn out the light and hear a creak on the stairs?  Just in time for Halloween, The Public Theatre presents a heart-pounding new adaptation of the classic thriller Wait Until Dark, Oct 16-25.

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