Professional Theatre For Maine

The Public Theatre opens its 18th season!

Posted on 09/15/2008 12:00am

The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre, literally kicks off its season with the New England premiere of the recent Off-Broadway comedy Secrets of a Soccer Mom, by Kathleen Clark, playing Oct 24 – Nov 9th. If you think you’re too busy to see this play, or envy Dora the Explorer’s travel opportunities, or find that a trip to the bathroom is your best hope for “quality alone time” - this is a play for you! No matter what sport or activity you’ve even driven your child to, this rejuvenating comedy addresses the question, “How in the world did I wind up here?” Experience the humorous and uplifting journey of three multi-tasking moms who recapture their spirit, humor and passion when they leave their traditional roles on the sideline and play in the annual “mother vs. son” soccer game against their 8 year old boys - and attempt to win the game! Because this play strikes a chord with so many women in today’s world, The Public Theatre has already extended the run, adding an extra weekend of performances. With an attractive group rate ticket price of only $14 for groups of ten or more, this show is a great excuse for a group of busy friends to get together. Also added, is a special “mommy matinee” performance at 10:30am on Oct 28th. For moms who can’t stay up past 9pm, or have trouble finding a babysitter, this specially priced performance (All seats $15) is a great way to give yourself a little playtime. Drop the kids at school, or daycare, come see the show, and 90 minutes later you’ve still got time for lunch before you turn back into a chauffeur.

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The Public Theatre announces its 18th season!

Posted on 04/23/2008 12:00am

Early Bird Subscriptions are now on sale for The Public Theatre’s 2008-2009 season! Only at Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre will you find high quality professional theatre featuring professional Equity actors from NY to LA, for a top ticket price of only $18! Every Subscription purchased by May 19th will qualify for a free bonus ticket that can be used to any play in the subscription series. “Mainer’s love a bargain”, says Artistic Director Christopher Schario, and our annual Early Bird bonus ticket program has proven to be a win-win for both the theatre and our subscribers. With record-breaking attendance numbers this year, “NOW”, says Schario, “is the best time to guarantee yourself a seat by purchasing your tickets for the upcoming season!”

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The Public Theatre goes Over the River to Grandma's!

Posted on 03/30/2008 12:00am

The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre ends its current season with Over the River and Through the Woods, a delightful family comedy about grandparents and the people they drive crazy, running May 2 – 11th. Tickets for this crowd-pleasing comedy, written by the author of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, are already in high demand, and an additional 2pm matinee performance has been added on Sat May 10th.

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"Doubt" Is A Certain Success At The Public Theatre!

Posted on 12/17/2007 12:00am

Winner of 24 major awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for BEST PLAY, Doubt, a parable makes its Maine debut at The Public Theatre, Jan 25 – Feb 3. "We're very excited to be the first theatre producing this play in Maine", says Artistic Director Christopher Schario. "We've been wanting to do this show since we saw it in New York, but because of its long-run on Broadway, and negotiations for the film version starring Meryl Streep, the rights for all professional productions were not released until recently. The "buzz" and amazing reviews around this show have generated a lot of interest in seeing it, and Doubt, a parable will be the most produced play in the United States this season".

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Over 2,000 students set to see A Christmas Carol at The Public Theatre

Posted on 11/28/2007 12:00am

Over 2,000 students from over 30 different schools throughout Maine will be attending The Pubic Theatre's acclaimed adaptation of A Christmas Carol. "We're very excited to be able to introduce so many students to this wonderful story, as well as having the honor of giving many of them their first experience attending a professional theatre", says Artistic Director Christopher Schario. Along with its regularly scheduled performances of A Christmas Carol for the general public on Dec 7, 8, and 9th, The Public Theatre offers additional student matinee performances as part of its educational outreach programming at the affordable price of only $5 per ticket. This reduced ticket rate ticket is made possible by the generous support of foundations and local businesses.

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Tickets to The Public Theatre's Father/Daughter Valentine Ball are now on sale!

Posted on 11/26/2007 12:00am

Beginning Monday, Nov. 26th eager young girls and their dads can order their tickets for The Public Theatre's 12th annual Father/Daughter Valentine Ball. Forms for the Father/Daughter Valentine Ball will be available at The Public Theatre during Box Office hours of A Christmas Carol, or online at the www.thepublictheatre.org/special_events. The Public Theatre's box office is located at Lisbon and Maple St. in Lewiston. Box Office hours are 12-5pm Monday - Friday, and noon to curtain time on performance days.

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