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The Public Theatre opens its 21st Season!

Posted on 09/19/2011 12:00am

The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre, kicks off its 21st season with a dynamic selection of plays certain to satisfy anyone who loves high quality professional theatre. This season, travel around the world without leaving your seat, explore the landscape of love between men and women, experience the highly anticipated Maine premiere of a recent Tony Award winning play, and watch the stars of TV shine brightly onstage in a much loved story that takes place right here in Maine.

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The Public Theatre's professional Summer Theatre Training Program for Teens performs August 5th

Posted on 08/01/2011 12:00am

The Public Theatre’s professional theatre training program for teens will perform Where the Sidewalk Ends ... Imagination Begins, an assortment of Shel Silverstein poems with added songs on Friday, August 5th at 6pm. Featuring an auditioned and hand-picked group of twelve students ranging from ages 10 to 15, 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 Celebrates 20 Years!

Posted on 06/21/2011 12:00am

The Public Theatre recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary of bringing professional theatre to Lewiston/Auburn with a joyous "Curtain Call Ball", held on June 4th at the Bates Mill Centre Court, co-sponsored by Androscoggin Bank and Platz Associates.

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See what all the buzz is about at The Public Theatre

Posted on 03/01/2011 12:00am

Winner of the London Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, the exceedingly funny, intelligent and moving comedy Humble Boy opens March 18-27 at The Public Theatre. “Imagine the intelligence of Tom Stoppard, the humor and pathos of Alan Ayckbourn, and the winsome characters of Chekhov mixed together with a touch of Hamlet thrown in,” is how director Christopher Schario describes this smart and complex comedy with a big engaging heart. Funny and touching, bursting with original ideas and characters you come to care deeply about, Humble Boy is a bittersweet reminder that a high IQ is irrelevant when you’re trying to understand your family.

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Animals Out of Paper Beautifully Unfolds at The Public Theatre

Posted on 01/06/2011 12:00am

Nominated for the Outstanding Off-Broadway Play of 2009, The Public Theatre is proud to present the New England Premiere of Animals Out of Paper, playing Jan 28 - Feb 6. “We’re thrilled to be one of the first professional theatres in the country to produce this play since its acclaimed New York debut”, says Director Janet Mitchko. Using the Japanese art of origami as a metaphor, Animals Out of Paper is a humorous, emotionally powerful and uplifting examination of love, loss and the healing power of art.

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A hip and hilarious musical for children at The Public Theatre!

Posted on 11/11/2010 12:00am

This year, The Public Theatre will be producing a show to specifically serve young audiences and their families. Featuring professional actors and the usual high artistic quality people expect, The Public Theatre will produce a hip and hilarious original musical adaptation of The Three Little Pigs perfect for children Pre-K thru 5th grade and their families Nov 14-19.

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Posted on 09/30/2010 12:00am

The Public Theatre opens its 20th anniversary season with INDOOR/OUTDOOR, a sweet, smart and wacky comedy for pet lovers playing Oct 15-24th. This hip and clever comedy explores the crazy ways we love our pets and the way they love us back that makes it all worthwhile.

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The Public Theatre begins its professional Summer Theatre Training Program for young actors

Posted on 07/19/2010 12:00am

The Public Theatre has officially begun its first professional theatre training program for young actors. Featuring an auditioned and hand-picked group of 15 students ranging from ages 10 to 15, these young thespians travel daily to The Public Theatre from as far away as Scarborough, Jay, and Hartford to participate in this exciting program taught by theatre professionals.

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