Virtual PLAY Club

​Do you miss theatre as much as we do?

The Public Theatre is creating a PLAY Club (like a Book Club but we read plays) and we’re inviting you to join. Every year when we pick our season, we read tons of great plays that never appear on our stage (sometimes for a simple reason like the cast size is too big), so we thought it’d be fun to share some of these great scripts with you and discover if you like them as much as we do.

Each month we’ll assign a play and meet on ZOOM to talk about it.  Executive Artistic Director Christopher Schario will be the moderator and Professor Martin Andrucki of Bates College will provide insights and suggestions for discussion.

We recommend you sign up quickly as group size will be limited to ensure great conversations.

If, after signing up for the second session, you find yourself unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so your spot can be filled with our waiting list.

Donations to support our PLAY Club are greatly appreciated. You will be able to return to this page following the payment process.


Please click the button and fill out the Zoom Registration.  A phone number is required as an alternate contact method. Please answer the questions at the bottom of the form for each class registration.

All communications and links for the class will go to the email provided in the registration form.

PLEASE NOTE: By actively participating in these Virtual classes, you will be asked to agree to the recording of your voice and/or image for possible inclusion on The Public Theatre’s website, YouTube channel and Social Media properties.

More information about Zoom registration.

  • You will need access to the internet, with audio and video capabilities.
  • You will need to install the Zoom client on your device. (helpful links about Zoom are at the bottom of this page)
  • All sessions have a limited enrollment.

For additional questions email or call 207 782-2211

Register for Mar 24 PLAY Club
Register for March 25 PLAY Club

Wednesday, March 24 & Thursday, March 25

Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World by Yussef El Guindi

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Moderated by Christopher Schario
  • Special Guest – Playwright Yussef El Guindi will be joining the discussion.
  • Discussion prompts from Martin Andrucki, Bates College Department of Theater and Rhetoric

Sharp, smart, and filled with heart, Pilgrims Musa and Sheri has all the elements of a romantic comedy: star-crossed lovers, surprising complications, insecurities, and human frailty. Anyone who has ever looked for love knows the dilemma. Do you make a safe, sensible match? Or take a risk on an exciting someone who might—just might—be the One Great Romance of your life? Musa, a sweet-natured Egyptian immigrant cab driver, and Sheri, a sassy and talkative Caucasian waitress who is anything but shy, must negotiate the twists and turns of not only love but cultural expectations in this complex, comedy with a delightful twist. He’s a semi-practicing Muslim and she’s a handful of neurotic quirks and a salty mouth. Their personal differences draw them together as much as they complicate their relationship.

PLAY Club members are responsible for acquiring and reading all scripts prior to each meeting.

“Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World” by Yussef El Guindi

Dramatist Play Service:

ZOOM - Getting started with Zoom

We will be using Zoom to host our Virtual Programming.  If you haven’t already used Zoom, the following information will help you get started.

You will need to install the Zoom client, but you do not need a Zoom account to participate in virtual sessions.

Getting started with Zoom

Where do I download the latest version of Zoom?
You can download the latest version of Zoom from their website Getting Started with Zoom.

Do you need an account to use Zoom?
A Zoom account is not required if you are strictly joining Zoom Meetings as a participant.

How do I use Zoom on my PC or Mac?
After downloading Zoom, learn how to use the Zoom Desktop Client.

How do I use Zoom on my phone or tablet?
We recommend using a PC or MAC for the session, but these devices will also work.
You can learn how to use the Zoom mobile clients here.

ZOOM - Joining a meeting

We will be using Zoom to host our Virtual Programming.  If you haven’t already used Zoom, the following information will help you get started.

You will need to install the Zoom client, but you do not need a Zoom account to participate in the Virtual Sessions.

Joining a meeting

How will I join the Zoom meeting?
You will join your camp session by clicking the meeting link in your confirmation email. Learn more about joining a meeting.

How do I join computer/device audio?
On most devices, you can join computer/device audio by clicking Join Audio, Join with Computer Audio, or Audio to access the audio settings. Learn more about connecting your audio.

Sustainability Sponsors

The Pay-What-You-Can Virtual Programming is made possible by the generous support of our Sustainability Sponsors.

The Public Theatre takes pride in recognizing our Sponsors. We seek to develop a partnership with local businesses working together for the enrichment of the Lewiston-Auburn area. The following businesses have continued to provide much needed support during our “intermission”. If you would like to see your company listed here, please contact us regarding sponsorship opportunities.