Professional Theatre For Maine

2015 16 ShowIcon Dark

Wait Until Dark

Oct 20, 2015

by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

A heart-pounding new adaptation of this suspense-filled classic.

A blind, yet capable, woman finds herself unknowingly in danger when a group of con-men enter her apartment. As the climax builds, she must outmaneuver her tormentors by turning her disability to her advantage and “wait until dark” to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion. This breathtaking new adaptation combines the suspense of Hitchcock and the fun of an amusement park ride to create an experience that will leave you clutching your arm rest with fright! Public Theatre policy requires you to pay for your entire seat, even though you’ll only be using the edge. The thrills begin when the lights go out.

Recommended for Grades 7 and up.

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2015 16 ShowIcon Xmas Stu

A Christmas Carol

Dec 8 - 11, 2015

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Christopher Schario

Don’t miss The Public Theatre’s critically acclaimed holiday production! Rediscover the magic of theatre, when six actors and a fiddler bring Charles Dickens’ classic story to life in a way you’ve never imagined and will never forget. 

Recommended for students in Grades 2-12.

These performance sell out quickly.  It is never too early to book your class for A Christmas Carol.

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2015 16 ShowIcon Ladies

The Ladies Foursome

Jan 27, 2016

by Norm Foster

A hole-in-one comedy! Put four witty women on a golf course and watch them go.

Directed by two-time Tony Award winning actress Judith Ivey. 

Imagine “Sex and the City” on a golf course, when four smart and sassy women play 18-holes of golf in this hilarious, fast-paced new comedy celebrating the special bonds of friendship that link women together.

Recommended for Grades 10 and up.

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What Rhymes with America

Mar 16, 2016

by Melissa James Gibson

"People don't like change. What they really love is the same in disguise." 

This funny and touching comedy-drama centers around a recently divorced dad as he struggles to repair his relationship with his estranged teenage daughter while dipping his toe into the dating scene after 22 years of marriage. Befriended by a struggling actress and an endearingly awkward middle-aged virgin, these quirky characters experience the vulnerability of wanting something new in their lives and the risks they must take to move forward. Don't miss the New England premiere of this heartbreaking and hilarious off-Broadway hit.

Recommended for Grades 10 and up.

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2015 16 ShowIcon Delancey

Crossing Delancey

May 11, 2016

by Susan Sandler

Who needs when your grandmother knows a matchmaker.

Izzy is a beautiful, intelligent, single young woman with a doting 80 year old grandmother ("Bubbie") who is determined to see her granddaughter get married before she dies.  Giving cupid a nudge, this irascible granny hires a matchmaker and sets out to find her granddaughter the perfect mate.  But will Sam, the neighborhood pickle man, be the kind of man Izzy has in mind? Don't miss this charming comedy that offers an important lesson in discovering the truth of what we want and finding the courage to pursue it.

Recommended for Grades 7 and up

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2015 16 ShowIcon African

African Adventure Tales

May 23 - 25, 2016

by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

Two funny folktales from Africa come to life with stunning puppetry!

Crabgrass brings the traditional tales "Koi and the Kola Nuts," and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" to life through innovative puppetry, spectacular scenery, and infectious music. 

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Education & Outreach Supporters

Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust

Lewiston-Auburn Children's Foundation

Maine Community Foundation—High Valley Fund

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