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The Public Theatre named “Best Theatre in Maine” by Down East readers’ poll

Posted on 07/08/2014 12:15pm by Jennifer Madigan

For the second year in a row, thousands of people throughout the state of Maine have voted The Public Theatre in Lewiston to be the “Best Theatre in Maine” in the Down East Magazine readers’ poll. Down East editor-in-chief, Kathleen Fleury says, “To be included in this list selected by the readers of Down East or the editorial team means that you truly are part of what makes Maine so great.  Our readers and team take the task of selecting the “Best Of” very seriously.  It really is an honor.” 

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A Swashbuckling Pirate and Princess Adventure!

Posted on 05/08/2014 1:40pm by Jennifer Madigan

The sun is finally shining and it’s time for a fun family day at The Public Theatre, as we present the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre’s wonderfully imaginative The Pirate, the Princess and the Pea, Sunday, May 18 at 2:00PM. This story will thrill children of all ages as we set off on an amazing voyage chock full of sea monsters, surprises and side-splitting excitement!

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Moonlight and Magnolias opens May 2nd.

Posted on 04/23/2014 3:24pm by Jennifer Madigan

Spring is finally here and it’s time for Moonlight and Magnolias, the fun, farcical, and somewhat true behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the screenplay for Gone With the Wind, now playing at The Public Theatre, May 2 – 11. 

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Summer Drama Camp Auditions Coming Up

Posted on 03/25/2014 1:04pm by Jennifer Madigan

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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Generous Grant To Support Maine Artists

Posted on 03/18/2014 6:06pm by Jennifer Madigan

The Maine Community Foundation recently granted $5,000 to The Public Theatre, of Lewiston, to support the theatre’s efforts to provide meaningful employment to Maine theatrical designers. 

“On behalf of our 16,000 yearly patrons, I would like to thank The Maine Community Foundation for providing funds to employ talented theatrical artists who have chosen to live and work right here in Maine.  Thanks to their support, we will be able to continue our tradition of hiring 12-14 Maine-based, professional designers for our scenery, lighting, costumes and sound," said Christopher Schario, Executive/Artistic Director of The Public Theatre.

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Good People makes for Great Theatre

Posted on 02/24/2014 2:18pm by Jennifer Madigan

The recent Broadway hit Good People, begins its run at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre, March 14 - 23. This humor filled drama and recent Tony Award nominee for the Best Play on Broadway, is a wicked smart, funny and powerful story about whether it is our luck, our choices or our hard work that creates our success in life.

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Tigers Be Still Celebrates the Uplifting Humor in Heartbreak

Posted on 01/15/2014 12:00pm by Jennifer Madigan

“The great thing about this play”, says director and Artistic Director Christopher Schario, “is the way it finds humor in heartbreak and seamlessly combines comedy and drama.  It ultimately has a very sweet, and uplifting message about how it is our friends, our family and our connections to each other that get us through the tough moments in life”.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens Friday at The Public Theatre!

Posted on 12/06/2013 6:13pm by Default Admin

This holiday season, for one weekend only, Dec 13, 14, and 15th, The Public Theatre, will present their acclaimed adaptation of A Christmas Carol. “There’s a great reason why this story is told during the holidays”, says Artistic Director Christopher Schario. “Sometimes it’s easy to forget the true meaning of the season in all the holiday shopping. Watching Scrooge’s journey awakens my own holiday spirit and always gets me ready to truly celebrate Christmas.”
Another thing worth celebrating is The Public Theatre’s top ticket price of only $20 for adults and $5 for everyone eighteen or under. It’s professional theatre at a price even Scrooge would love!

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to The Public Theatre!

Posted on 11/22/2013 11:57am by Default Admin

This holiday season, for one weekend only, Dec 13, 14, and 15th, The Public Theatre, will present their acclaimed adaptation of A Christmas Carol followed by a holiday sing-a-long featuring Christmas Carol fiddler Jennifer Armstrong. The Public Theatre’s own version of Dickens’ classic has become a favorite holiday tradition in Lewiston/Auburn. This inventive adaptation, performed by six actors and a fiddler, was developed and written for The Public Theatre by Artistic Director Christopher Schario in 1993, and has since been published by Dramatists Play Service and is now regularly performed by theatres around the world.

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THE BOOK OF MORON opens Friday!

Posted on 11/01/2013 1:34am by Default Admin

If you like intelligent comedy that makes you laugh as much as it makes you think, then head on over to The Public Theatre this weekend for the hilarious and provocative comedy, The Book of Moron playing for one weekend only Nov 8, 9, and 10th.

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