In choosing our season, we look for plays that speak from the heart; that are life-affirming and uplifting even when the subject matter is challenging; that use our language in powerful and provocative ways; that invite the audience to see their world in a new way. Artistic excellence is central to the mission of The Public Theatre.
COVID INFORMATION - For everyone's protection we are REQUIRING:
- Proof of Vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of performance.
- All patrons must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while in the building.
New this season, The Public Theatre will also be offering a Video-On-Demand option of a performance recorded in front of a live audience for each play in the season that you can watch from home.
A Very Ida Christmas
written and performed by Susan Poulin
December 10-12, 2021
Video-On-Demand Dec 16-26, 2021
Get ready for the funniest holiday show in Maine! It’s Christmas in Mahoosuc Mills, and Ida’s holiday spirit is so bright she could lead Santa’s sleigh. Don’t miss Maine’s favorite “Woman Who Runs with the Moose” as she shares her hilarious insights and advice for the holidays.
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Be Here Now
by Deborah Zoe Laufer
January 21-30, 2022
Video-On-Demand Jan 25-30, 2022
An Intriguing Comedy about Happiness
A pessimistic professor of nihilism develops a dangerous medical condition with a side effect that turns her into a happy, hopeful, believer in love. But what if curing her condition will return her to misery? This wise and quirky comedy asks – is happiness a choice or a pre-existing condition?
by Mark St. Germain
March 11-20, 2022
Video-On-Demand March 15-20, 2022
An injured dancer is thrown for a loop when a geoscientist unexpectedly knocks on her door asking for a dance lesson. These mis-matched partners soon embark on a series of funny and surprisingly poignant dance lessons that lead both of them out of their comfort zones in this unpredictable romantic comedy.
by Norm Foster
April 29 – May 8, 2022
Video-On-Demand May 3 -8, 2022
Imagine His Girl Friday meets The Carol Burnett Show in this fast-paced, hilarious nod to the Hollywood comedies of the ’30s and ’40s. Filled with classic characters and snappy banter like, “I’m gonna kiss you so hard your cousin in Texas is gonna get a tax refund”, this zany comedy will keep you laughing from start to finish.
Earlier this season . . .
by Dan Clancy
Presented by Special License from GFour Productions
October 15-24, 2021
Video-On-Demand Oct 19-24, 2021
This joyful, funny and heartfelt new play tells the story of two couples who’ve been friends since their children’s first day of kindergarten. Thirty-three years later they reminisce about the highs, lows and in-betweens of their shared experiences, reminding us that friends make the good times better and the hard times easier.