Professional Theatre For Maine

We offer at least one student matinee for each of our Subscription Series Shows.

All tickets to Student Matinees are $5 each.

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2018-19 Student Matinees


Things My Mother Taught Me

by Katherine DiSavino

Wednesday, October 24 - 9:30 am

Olivia and Gabe are taking the “next step” and moving into their first apartment together. Imagine their surprise when their parents “drop by” from 800 miles away with unsolicited advice on life, love and cleaning products! Is an unfurnished two-bedroom apartment big enough to hold the love, laughter, wisdom and worry of four parents?

“Funny and touching, this comedy will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again!”

Recommended for students in Grades 10 and up.

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 A Christmas Carol

adapted by Christopher Schario

Tuesday, December 5 - 9:30 am

Tuesday, December 5 - 11:30 am              

Wednesday, December 6 - 9:30 am

Thursday, December 7 - 9:30 am

Thursday, December 7 - 11:30 am

Friday, December 8 - 9:30 am

A modern and traditional tale in one! Six actors and a fiddler perform the Dickens out of this beloved holiday classic—in a way you’ve never imagined and will never forget. 

Recommended for students in Grades 2 and up.

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BOOK YOUR CLASS NOW.  These shows will sell out.

Human Error

by Eric Pfeffinger

Wednesday, January 20, 2019 - 9:30 am

Imagine a Liberal family's embryo implanted in a Conservative couple's womb. The funniest 9 months you'll ever see!

A blundering fertility doctor mistakenly implants the embryo of a latte-sipping liberal couple into the womb of a NRA-cardholding conservative family! Get ready for an outrageously funny nine months as both couples attempt to become friends for the good of the child. Don’t miss this timely and provocative new comedy that asks, “Will our similarities ever outweigh our differences?”

Recommended for students in Grades 10 and up.

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 A Doll's House, Part 2

by Lucas Hnath

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:30 am

Knock, knock. You’ll never guess who’s there. Henrik Ibsen’s Nora has returned 15 years later to the door she once famously slammed behind her! Universally acclaimed as the best play of the 2017 Broadway season, this contemporary, funny and thought-provoking sequel to Ibsen’s famous play crackles with razor-sharp humor and intelligence that speaks directly to today’s audiences about marriage and the ways the roles of women have – and haven’t – changed. 

You will enjoy this play whether or not you are familiar with A Doll’s House.

Recommended for students in Grades 10 and up.

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by Matthew Barber

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 9:30 am

For anyone who has gotten used to living on their own, falling in love can feel a bit unnerving. Eleanor is a strong woman of a certain age who enjoys the comfort of her routines. But when a charming drifter comes knocking at her door, can the sparks of a late-life romance be trusted, or is there no fool like an old one? Directed by two-time TONY winner Judith Ivey and staring Broadway veterans Caitlin O’Connor, Jennifer Harmon and Drama Desk nominee Peter Friedman.

Recommended for students in Grades 10 and up.

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The Legend of the Banana Kid

by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 9:30 am

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 9:30 am

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 9:30 am

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:30 am

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:30 am

Little Chucky heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws in this cowboy adventure!  With a fistful of bananas, Chucky rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits.  (*please note that there are no guns in the show).  Featuring 20 hand-crafted glove, mouth and rod puppets, and a slew of flying and twirling styrofoam bananas.  

Winner of 3 Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award for puppetry!

All tickets just $5 each - Students and Chaperones

Recommended for Pre-K - 4th Grade (ages 4-10)

These performances will sell out.  It is never too early to book your class for a Student Matinee.



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