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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.

“Winning this award three years in a row is a great victory for us, as well as for Lewiston/Auburn”, said Artistic Director Christopher Schario.  “Being named the BEST THEATRE IN MAINE is also an excellent way to launch our upcoming 25th season and a timely way to kick off the exciting news soon to be revealed as we celebrate our anniversary. To be selected by the readers of Down East Magazine means that you are truly a part of what makes Maine great.  It really is an honor.”  

Nationally recognized for their artistic excellence, The Public Theatre is a professional Equity theatre dedicated to producing Broadway quality theatre for the people in Maine at an affordable price.  Featuring a top ticket price of only $20 and a youth ticket price of $5 for anyone 18 and younger, The Public Theatre produces an exciting selection of uplifting and provocative contemporary theatre from Broadway and Off-Broadway, featuring the finest professional actors from New York to Los Angeles every October thru May.

The Public Theatre’s upcoming season will include the East Coast premiere of the new comedy The Ladies Foursome, directed by two-time Tony Award winning actress Judith Ivey, a thrilling new adaptation of the suspenseful classic Wait Until Dark, the New England premiere of the dramedy What Rhymes with America and the endearing romantic comedy, Crossing Delancey. Special productions will include The Public Theatre’s acclaimed version of A Christmas Carol and an additional production in November to be announced at a later date.  For more information on The Public Theatre visit or call 782-3200.