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New this year - Wine Down Thursdays - arrive early for a special wine tasting hosted by a local vendor

Join us for Social Saturdays the 2nd Saturday at 3:00 pm. 

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Wait Until Dark

Oct 16 - 25, 2015

by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

A heart-pounding new adaptation of this suspense-filled classic. This breathtaking new adaptation combines the suspense of Hitchcock and the fun of an amusement park ride to create an experience that will leave you clutching your armrest with fright! Public Theatre policy requires you to pay for your entire seat, even though you’ll only be using the edge. The thrills begin when the lights go out.

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A Christmas Carol

Dec 11 - 13, 2015

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Christopher Schario

Don’t miss The Public Theatre’s critically acclaimed holiday production! All children 18 and under only $5!

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The Ladies Foursome

Jan 22 - 31, 2016

by Norm Foster

A hole-in-one comedy! Put four witty women on a golf course and watch them go.
Imagine “Seinfeld” meets “The Golden Girls” when four smart and sassy women play 18-holes of golf in this hilarious, fast-paced comedy celebrating the special bonds of friendship that link women together.

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What Rhymes with America

Mar 11 - 20, 2016

by Melissa James Gibson

“People don’t like change. What they really love is the same in disguise.”

This funny and touching comedy-drama centers around a recently divorced dad as he struggles to repair his relationship with his estranged teenage daughter while dipping his toe in the dating scene after 22 years, and wondering if he’s forgotten how to kiss. Don’t miss the New England premiere of this heartbreaking and hilarious off-Broadway hit.

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Crossing Delancey

May 6 - 15, 2016

by Susan Sandler

Who needs when your grandmother knows a matchmaker? Izzy is a beautiful, intelligent, single young woman with a doting 80 year old grandmother (“Bubbie”) who is determined to see her granddaughter get married before she dies. Giving cupid a nudge, this irascible granny hires a matchmaker and sets out to find her granddaughter the perfect mate.

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The 2014-15 Season ended in May 2015.

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Sep 26 - 28, 2014

The Public Theatre will be hosting the extraordinary global MANHATTAN SHORT film festival September 26, 27 & 28. 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.

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The Cocktail Hour

Oct 17 - 26, 2014

by A.R. Gurney

A well-to-do family becomes shaken and stirred when their middle-aged son announces he’s written a play about them. Filled with Martini dry wit and banter, don’t miss this entertaining and intelligent comedy about a family on the rocks starring Ellen Crawford and Mike Genovese (from NBC’s E.R.), last seen at The Public Theatre in On Golden Pond.

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I Married an Alien!

Nov 7 - 9, 2014

by Susan Poulin

Have you ever looked at your husband and thought, “What planet is he from?”  Well, you can bet he’s wondered the same about you! Ida Le Clair, (officially named the “funniest woman in Maine”), gives her hilarious advice on love, marriage and what to do when the double-wide’s feeling too small for the both of you. 

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A Christmas Carol

Dec 12 - 14, 2014

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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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Jan 23 - Feb 1, 2015

by Christopher Durang

Chase away the winter blues with this hilarious and endearing comedy!

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, this hit Broadway comedy was hailed as “hugely entertaining” (USA today), and “deliriously funny” (NY Times). Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia (named after Chekhov characters by their hyper-educated parents) live uneventful lives until their self-absorbed movie-star sister Masha returns home with her 20-something boy-toy Spike in tow to shake things up.

Contains some adult language and a hot guy in his underwear.

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Outside Mullingar

Mar 13 - 22, 2015

by John Patrick Shanley

Imagine an Irish “Moonstruck” when two eccentric singles in rural Ireland struggle to reveal their love for each other in this endearing romantic comedy and recent Broadway hit by Pulitzer Prize, Oscar and Tony Award winning author, John Patrick Shanley (Doubt). Next door neighbors Anthony and Rosemary have seem destined for each other since childhood, but they’re Irish and stubborn to the core.  Will these two lonely souls cross the plot of land that separates them and take a chance on love?

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The Sunshine Boys

May 1 - 10, 2015

by Neil Simon

The legendary comedy team of Lewis and Clark are no longer speaking to each other on or off the stage.  But when these cranky comics are convinced to reunite for a TV special, who will get the last laugh?  Can they get through their most famous sketch one last time without killing each other?  Don't miss Neil Simon's comic masterpiece about showbiz, aging, and the true meaning of friendship.

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May 18, 2015

by Slim Goodbody

Perfect for children and their families as well as school groups, The National Bodyology Tour is an exciting hour long performance starring PBS's Slim Goodbody exploring the inner workings of the human body along with the health practices required to care for it.  Perfect for Grades 1-6, this inventive multi-media...

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This week we are welcoming over 1,000 children to our special Student Matinee performances of Bodyology.
FINAL WEEKEND: Last chance to see "A Cheerful Dose of Comic Sunshine" - The Sunshine Boys at The Public Theatre

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The Sunshine Boys Shine Brightly at The Public Theatre

04/27/2015 12:00pm

The warm weather has finally arrived, and with it comes THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Neil Simon’s classic comedy about friendship, aging and showbiz, now playing at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre,  May 1 – 10.

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