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Moonlight & Magnolias

May 2 - 11, 2014

You’ll go nuts for this fun, farcical, and somewhat true behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the screenplay of “Gone With the Wind”. For five days, three of the most talented men in Hollywood lock themselves in a room with an unlimited supply of peanuts and bananas to create the greatest movie ever made. “Frankly, my dear, this is one funny play.”

ALLERGEN WARNING: The set of Moonlight and Magnolias will be strewn with peanuts and peanut shells. Patrons with severe allergies to peanuts should take precautions.

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The Pirate, the Princess and the Pea

May 18, 2014

This latest adventure by the Award Winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre will enchant and delight your children.

A pirate’s life isn’t all “yo-ho-ho and a bottle of grog,” ya know. It’s hard work searchin’ for treasure, what with avoidin’ the sea monsters, keepin’ the crabs from eatin’ your nose, and fallin’ overboard just in time to meet a giant octopus. But it’s worth it when ya haul in that treasure chest . . . but the treasure in this chest happens to be a princess . . . a princess who doesn’t even believe you’re a pirate! And how do you prove you’re a real pirate? Arrgh. Well, ya start with a whole lot o’ mattresses!


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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Sep 27 - 29, 2013

The Public Theatre will be hosting the extraordinary global MANHATTAN SHORT film festival September 27, 28 & 29. Ten short films selected from over 600 entries from around the world will be screened across the world and in all 50 states over a one week period and each audience member will be asked to turn in their vote for the winner.

Finalists from the festival's history have included nominees and winners of the Oscar in the short film category, so this is a unique and exciting opportunity to see the next generation of feature filmmakers from around the world - only at THE PUBLIC THEATRE.

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Oct 18 - 27, 2013

by John Cariani

From the author of “Almost, Maine” comes a series of funny, sweet and sad love stories that dare to ask, “Once you find love, what the heck do you do with it, and how do you make it last?” A perfect show for imperfect lovers, don’t miss this un-romantic comedy for true romantics.

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The Book of Moron

Nov 8 - 10, 2013

by Robert Dubac

Numb from a lifetime of media consumption, poor Robert can no longer remember what he believes, or if he still has the ability to think for himself. Picking up the big stick of truth, he beats the hornet’s nest of hype and spin, in a hilarious attempt to once again see the world with open eyes. A provocative and intelligent new comedy from the creator of “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?”

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A Christmas Carol

Dec 13 - 15, 2013

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. All children 18 and under only $5!

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Tigers Be Still

Jan 24 - Feb 2, 2014

by Kim Rosenstock

The Wickman women are having a bad day. Twenty-four year old Sherry has a Masters degree in Art Therapy - which means she’s unemployed and living back at home. Her recently jilted sister is already there, glued to the couch, nursing her broken heart with endless replays of “Top Gun” and a bottle of scotch. Then there is mom, too embarrassed by her recent weight gain to come downstairs, but willing to reach the livingroom via cellphone. If the idea of facing a new day has ever sent you back to bed, this quirky, endearing and uplifting Off-Broadway comedy, is a heart-felt and hilarious look at how we survive the tough moments in life and help each other get back in the game. Contains adult language.

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Good People

Mar 14 - 23, 2014

by David Lindsay-Abaire

This humor filled drama and 2011 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play, is a wicked smart and funny story about class, luck and the question of whether you can ever leave the old neighborhood behind.

Welcome to South Boston, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills and a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo. When “mouthy Southie” Margie, loses her job, she turns to an old boyfriend from the neighborhood, now a successful doctor, hoping he’ll help her make a fresh start. Contains some mature language.

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Summer Drama Camp Auditions Coming Up

03/25/2014 1:04pm

UPDATE:  First Auditions MOVED to May 3, 2014.  Get your application in by Tuesday, April 22 to audition.

This summer, The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre, will offer a professional theatre training program for young actors, July 7-25,2014.  If you know an experienced young performer wanting intensive theater training, or a "raw talent" looking to channel their creativity and imagination, this high quality theatre program is for them.  Taught by theatre professionals, with professional standards and insights, this challenging and inspiring program is a unique alternative to traditional “drama camps”. Auditions will be held April 12, by appointment only.

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