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A Howling Comedy at The Public Theatre

Posted on 01/09/2013 12:00am

Start the New Year howling with laughter as The Public Theatre presents the Maine premiere of the fetching farce, The Hound of the Baskervilles, playing Jan 25 - Feb 3. This side-splitting Sherlock Holmes spoof turns the tale of an ancient family curse and a mysterious hound from hell inside out, and stuffs it with non-stop laughter.

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Over 1,500 students set to see A Christmas Carol at The Public Theatre

Posted on 11/29/2012 12:00am

Over 1,500 students from various 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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A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to The Public Theatre!

Posted on 11/26/2012 12:00am

This holiday season, for one weekend only, Dec 7, 8, and 9th, 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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Laughter, Love and Literature at The Public Theatre

Posted on 10/09/2012 12:00am

The Public Theatre’s 22nd season officially opens with the entertaining and clever new comedy, The Book Club Play, playing October 19 - 28.  Laughter meets literature in this hip new comedy that combines the humor of Frasier and Friends with the wackiness of reality TV, when a book club becomes the subject of a documentary film and is hilariously immortalized in all its dysfunctional glory (imagine Lord of the Flies with wine and dip).

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The Public Theatre's 22nd Season begins!

Posted on 09/18/2012 12:00am

The Public Theatre, in Lewiston kicks off its 22nd season with a dynamic and entertaining selection of plays certain to satisfy anyone who loves high quality professional theatre at an affordable price.

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A great show for children May 20th at The Public Theatre

Posted on 05/08/2012 12:00am

In their tradition of producing high quality professional theatre at an affordable price, The Public Theatre is presenting the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre’s award-winning production of Anasi: SPIDERMAN of Africa on Sunday May 20th at 2pm. Perfect for children ages 4-9, this side-splitting selection of famous folktales from Africa starring Anansi the Spider is only $5 for children 18 years of age and under and $10 for adults. For parents and grandparents looking for a fun and affordable experience to share with their children, this is it.

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On Golden Pond comes to The Public Theatre

Posted on 04/16/2012 12:00am

The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre ends its 2011-12 season with the heartwarming and poignant comedy On Golden Pond, running May 4 - 13th. Featuring real life couple Ellen Crawford and Mike Genovese (from NBC’s E.R.), tickets for this popular, much loved play are already in high demand, and an additional 2pm matinee performance has been added on Sat May 12th.

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TONY AWARD WINNING PLAY RED, PREMIERES IN MAINE AT THE PUBLIC THEATRE!

Posted on 03/02/2012 12:00am

The Broadway hit and Tony Award Winning play RED, enjoys its Maine premiere March 16-25, at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre. This masterpiece of theatre and art is a love letter to the creative spirit within each of us, and a thrilling glimpse into the mind of a great artist struggling with his ego, his conscience, and his art.

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A Wise and Whimsical Comedy About Love, Marriage & Miscommunication

Posted on 01/12/2012 12:00am

The Public Theatre is proud to present the New England Premiere of The Language Archive, a wise and whimsical comedy about love, marriage and miscommunication playing Jan 27 - Feb 5. “We’re thrilled to be one of the first professional theatres in the country to produce this play since its New York debut”, says Artistic Director Christopher Schario. “We fell in love with this show when we saw it in New York, and we believe our audience will fall in love with it as well. If you’ve ever been married, or in a relationship, or suffered from unrequited love, I guarantee you will see yourself in this play, laugh at yourself in this play, and probably have a fascinating conversation on the way home.”

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