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LOVE/SICK opens Friday at The Public Theatre

Posted on 10/16/2013 12:03pm by Default Admin

Love/Sick, an unromantic comedy about the realities of being in love, and what happens to relationships once you start throwing children, careers and expectations into the mix opens this Friday at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre.

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LOVE/SICK opens at The Public Theatre!

Posted on 10/04/2013 12:23pm by Default Admin

The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre, kicks off its 23rd season with the un-romantic comedyLove/Sick, running Oct 18 – 27. This series of funny and bittersweet love stories written by Maine playwright John Cariani, author of the popular comedy Almost, Maine, revisits the topic of love, but this time dares to ask, “Once you find love, what the heck do you do with it, and how do you make it last?” From a bride who wears Isotoners to keep her ‘cold feet’ warm, to a man who loses his hearing every time the words “I love you” are spoken; this perfect show for imperfect lovers will strike a resonant chord with anyone who’s ever been in a relationship.

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Free performance of The Public Theatre’s professional Summer Theatre Acting Program for Teens

Posted on 07/19/2013 12:00am

The Public Theatre’s professional theatre training program for teens will perform “HOW TO ACT LIKE A CHILD – lessons in not being a grown up”, based on the novel “How to Eat Like a Child” by Delia Efron on Friday, July 26th at 6pm at The Public Theatre. Featuring a hand-picked group of 16 students ranging in ages from 10 to 16, these young thespians have been hard at work for the past three weeks taking daily classes in stage combat, voice and speech, singing and the fundamentals of acting. The Public Theatre’s summer intensive program is a unique alternative to other “drama camps”, as it is taught exclusively by theatre professionals, offering professional insights and standards.

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The Public Theatre named “Best Theatre” by Down East Readers

Posted on 07/12/2013 12:00am

Lewiston, Maine - The Public Theatre, located in downtown Lewiston, was named Best Theatre in this year’s Best of Maine Down East issue. Down East readers and editors selected their statewide favorites this year and The Public Theatre was the top choice for theatre in Maine, making it a destination for theater lovers across the state.

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Fall In Love At The Public Theatre

Posted on 04/23/2013 12:00am

Is it ever too late to find love? The answer is a resounding “no” in The Last Romance, the heartwarming romantic comedy about the thrill and complications of love in the later years, now playing at The Public Theatre May 3 - 12.

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Broadway Stars Set To Appear At The Public Theatre

Posted on 04/11/2013 12:00am

Perhaps you saw him on Broadway in Wicked where he's spent the past five years playing the Wizard, or prior to that as the lovable Mr. Cellophane in the long running Broadway show Chicago opposite stars such as Melanie Griffith and Brooke Shields. Celebrating his 43rd year as a professional actor, PJ Benjamin will now be appearing at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre as Ralph Bellini, the charming lovestruck star of the heartwarming romantic comedy The Last Romance. Other Broadway shows in Mr. Benjamin's history include: Pippin; Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies; the Tony Award winning play Torch Song Trilogy; Charlie in the musical Charlie and Algernon (Los Angeles critics award), The Pajama Game directed by George Abbott; Wind in the Willows; Ain't Broadway Grand and Sarava. He may also be familiar to younger audiences as the voice of Sergeant Dodo Bird in the animated film, Ice Age.

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