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The Public Theatre's Summer Professional Theatre Training Program performs July 28

Posted on 07/20/2017 12:00pm by Jennifer Madigan

The Public Theatre’s professional theatre training program for teens will perform How to Act like a Child: Lessons in NOT Being a Grown-up, a compilation of hip and entertaining stories inspired by children’s book author Shel Silverstein and others on Friday, July 28th at 6pm.  Also included will be several songs to show off the vocal skills the students are learning.

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Wrong for Each Other - A Clever and Charming Romantic Comedy

Posted on 03/01/2017 6:27pm by Jennifer Madigan

“It’s a perfect date night for anyone who has ever gone through the joys and tribulations of building and sharing a life together” says director Christopher Schario.  “Imagine the wit and charm of Mad about You mixed with the spice of Sam and Diane from Cheers” says Schario.

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Fill Up the Tank and Go See ‘Last Gas’

Posted on 10/05/2016 1:52am by Jennifer Madigan

The Public Theatre’s season officially begins October 14-23 with Maine playwright John Cariani’s most recent play, LAST GAS. Filled with humor, warmth and a love of the Red Sox, love is lost and found in Northern Maine, in this funny, touching and thoughtful comedy, by the author of Almost, Maine

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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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