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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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Set your compass to The Public Theatre!

Posted on 02/25/2010 12:00am

This spring The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre turns up the heat with their compelling and powerful production of Magnetic North, playing March 19 - 28th. Told with startling honesty, intelligence and humor, Magnetic North explores the faith in faithfulness and the fine line between flirtation and betrayal when a husband stumbles upon the email address of a former girlfriend and is pulled towards the past.

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Visiting Mr. Green is a trip worth taking!

Posted on 12/30/2009 12:00am

The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre, begins the New Year with the award winning thought-provoking comedy Visiting Mr. Green, playing January 29 - February 7. When an elderly Jewish dry cleaner walks into the path of an oncoming yuppie's car, a judge with a sense of humor requires the young man to pay a series of weekly visits to his victim. What starts out as an “Odd-Couple” style comedy about two worlds colliding becomes a surprisingly powerful and poignant story about the dangers of isolation and intolerance.

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