2019 - 2020 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 dark or painful; 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.


by Dan Clancy
Presented by Special License from GFour Productions

This show has been postponed due to COVID-19   Read more >>

May 1 – 10, 2020

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” A wonderful combination of comedy and drama, this relatable and heartfelt new play celebrates life through the eyes of two couples who’ve been friends for 33 years. Starting with their children’s first day of kindergarten, and continuing through shared dinners, vacations, heartbreaks and celebrations, both couples reminisce about the highs, lows and in-betweens of their shared experiences, and remind us how friends make the good times better and the hard times easier. See it with your friends. 

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow

by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

This show was canceled due to COVID-19 

May 17, 2020

Student Matinees: May 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 – 2020

*sold separately from subscription

Great family fun for ages 4 and up!

In this comedic version of the classic Washington Irving tale, schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affec/headless-horseman/tion of Katrina Van Tassel. 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro | Music by Jimmy Roberts

This show was canceled due to COVID-19  

June 17 – 28, 2020

An exciting co-production between Maine State Music Theatre and The Public Theatre! This hilarious musical looks at love in all its forms: dating, mating, marriage, parenthood and even pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. Filled with catchy, clever songs this witty, fun and insightful musical will leave you feeling, “This is my life!”. Written by Joe DiPietro author of Over the River and Through the WoodsThe Last Romance and All Shook Up.

Earlier this season . . .

Women in Jeopardy

by Wendy MacLeod

October 18 – 27, 2019

It’s Sex and the City meets I Love Lucy when middle-aged single moms start dating! Longtime friends Liz, Mary and Jo do everything together, until Liz starts dating a creepy guy who may or may not be a serial killer. It’s up to her gal pals to bring her to her senses as they trade in their wine glasses for spy glasses and leap to her rescue. Grab the girls for this laugh out loud comedy about how ridiculously far we’ll go to help our friends.  Read more  >>

Murder for Two

Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair, Book & Music by Joe Kinosian

November 8 – 10, 2019
*sold separately from subscriptions

It’s a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist. One actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the suspects, and they both play the piano! Get ready for a zany blend of musical comedy and madcap murder mystery in this fast and funny whodunit loaded with killer laughs.  Read more >>

The Public Theatre presents Theater at Monmouth’s production from the 2019 Summer Repertory Season.


A Christmas Carol

adapted by Christopher Schario

December 13 – 15, 2019

*sold separately from subscription

A modern and traditional tale in one! 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.  Read more >>

Sexy Laundry

by Michele Riml

Did you miss seeing Sexy Laundry in January?  Wish you could see it again or share it with someone else? 

Our best selling show ever, featuring the original cast will be back for 5 performances, November 12-15.

After many years of marriage, three kids, the addition of love handles and receding hairlines, Alice and Henry have hit a wall. Armed with a library copy of Sex for Dummies, they check into a fancy hotel to rekindle their romance. Funny and touching, this comical and romantic romp will put a smile on your face, a lump in your throat and a new spring in your step. See it with someone you love.  Read more and get tickets >>

I and You

by Lauren Gunderson

This show was canceled due to COVID-19  

March 13 – 22, 2020

High school seniors Caroline and Anthony have more in common than they know. She’s a smart, cynical teenager. He’s an easy-going athlete with a love of waffle fries. Mysteriously forced together to complete a report on Walt Whitman, this unlikely duo discovers a shocking secret that will unite them forever. Funny, moving and unforgettable, this show contains a surprise twist that will tempt you to see it twice. 

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