2024-25 Season

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.

Get ready for our 2024-25 Season!

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Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2024.

Julia Gagnon | Sept 7 @ 7:00 pm

JULIA: Here in Maine Tour

Saturday, September 7, 2024 |  7:00 pm

Cumberland resident Julia Gagnon rose to fame on American Idol: Season 22, by making it to the top seven finalists. Following an amazing performance which earned her a “platinum ticket” the judges proclaimed her “one of the biggest voices of the season.”

Tickets: $40 Standard / $45 Premium / $50 Premium Plus (front row)

Proceeds from this special concert event will provide important support for our full season of plays and educational programming.

Pricing includes all applicable fees. No vouchers or Gift Certificates may be redeemed for this special fundraising event.

*sold separately from subscriptions

Running time: 90 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.

Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors | Oct 11-27, 2024

DRACULA: A Comedy of Terrors

by Gordon Greenberg & Steve Rose

Oct 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19*, 20 – added dates – Oct 24, 25, 26, 27 – 2024
Thurs & Fri @ 7:00 pm / Sat @ 3:00 pm / Sun @ 2pm, Sat, Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm

You’ll scream with laughter at this hilarious Off-Broadway comedy that goes for the jocular! Packed with witty wordplay, pop culture references, and a nod to Mel Brooks and Rocky Horror, five actors sink their teeth into dozens of roles in this fast-paced, laugh-out-loud reimagining of this gothic classic perfect for audiences of all blood types. Get ready for fang-tastic fun! 

A Christmas Carol } Dec 13-15, 2024

A Christmas Carol

adapted by Christopher Schario

December 13, 14, 15 – 2024
*Sold separately from subscriptions

This beloved Lewiston/Auburn holiday tradition returns to The Public Theatre! Six actors and a fiddler perform the Dickens out of this beloved holiday classic—in a way you’ve never imagined and will never forget. Children 18 and under only $15!

Every Brilliant Thing | Jan 24 - Feb 2, 2025

Every Brilliant Thing

by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

Jan 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, Feb 1*, 2 – 2025
Thurs & Fri @ 7:00 pm / Sat @ 3:00 pm / Sun @ 2pm, Sat, Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm

You’re six years old. Dad tells you mom’s in the hospital because she “finds it hard to be happy”, so you start writing her a list of all the brilliant things in life worth living for. No. 1: “Ice cream”, No. 6: “Rollercoasters”, No. 517: “The even numbered Star Trek films”. The list grows longer as you grow older, helping you focus on the large and small miracles of life. Hilarious and heart-wrenching, this critically-acclaimed, life-affirming Off-Broadway hit, told with the help of the audience, is a unique theatrical experience you will never forget being a part of. 

Halfway There | March 14-23, 2025

Halfway There

by Norm Foster

Mar 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22*, 23 – 2025
Thurs & Fri @ 7:00 pm / Sat @ 3:00 pm / Sun @ 2pm, Sat, Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm

There’s no such thing as a secret in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia – especially when four lovable ladies meet every day for coffee and a gab fest at the local diner. When a young doctor comes to town and takes an interest in the youngest of the women, he must undergo a grilling by her three middle-aged wise-cracking friends. Imagine And Just Like That meets Steel Magnolias in this delightful celebration of the unshakeable bonds of female friendship. Filled to the brim with humor and heart, it’s the perfect “date night” or “girls’ night out”! 

Now and Then | May 2-11, 2025

Now and Then

by Sean Grennan

May 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10*, 11 – 2025
Thurs & Fri @ 7:00 pm / Sat @ 3:00 pm / Sun @ 2pm, Sat, May 10 @ 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm

They say there are no “do-overs” in life, but if you could get one, would you take it?  A young bartender and his girlfriend receive an intriguing proposition from a mysterious last-minute customer who offers them $2,000 to sit and talk with him    for an hour. What follows is a humorous and emotional time-warp full of unexpected life lessons, laughter and romance. Don’t miss this inventive and heartfelt romantic comedy about following your dreams and the consequences of our choices.

Our 2024-25 Season

Scott Moreau in Late and Alone: An Intimate Portrait of Johnny Cash | Jul 13-14

Late and Alone: An Intimate Portrait of Johnny Cash

performed by Scott Moreau

July 13 at 3:00 pm

July 13, 2024 at 7:30 pm
July 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm

*sold separately from subscriptions

Maine performer Scott Moreau presents an unforgettable, one-man tribute to Johnny Cash. This dynamic performance features “The Man in Black’s” greatest hits as well as in-depth stories from nearly 50 years of Cash’s musical life, including his iconic epitaph, Hurt.

Running time: 90 minutes

Season Underwriters

Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust
Platz Associates
Sun Journal
Shubert Foundation

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