A Doll's House, Part 2
by Lucas Hnath
March 9 - 19
At the end of Ibsen’s classic “A Doll’s House,” Nora Helmer leaves her home, her husband and children, with a slamming of the door. Nominated for 8 Tony Awards in 2017, Hnath’s play picks up fifteen years later with a knock at the same door. It is Nora, and she has returned with an urgent request. What will her sudden return mean to those she left behind? You don’t need to know Ibsen’s play to enjoy this multiple award-winning sequel.
Directed by Bill Burford.
All performances will be followed by an optional "talk back" discussion.
Wonder of the World
by David Lindsay-Abaire
May 25 - June 4
It’s a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs as our heroine, Cass, embarks on a journey of self discovery that has her crossing paths with a blithely suicidal alcoholic, a lonely tour-boat captain, a pair of bickering private detectives and a strange caper involving a gargantuan jar of peanut butter. A most assuredly hilarious comedy of marital discord run amok!
Due to adult language and themes, this show is recommended for ages 13 and up.
July 27 - August 6
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, “Big Fish” tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him — most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. However, their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, “Big Fish” is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre — for an experience that’s richer, funnier and bigger than life itself.
A Festival of One Acts
October 6 - 14
GENESIS, directed by Greg Marsanskis
A young couple get themselves into a complicated situation when they steal a car but neglect to notice the passenger riding in the back seat.
Written by Erica Thompson, a playwright living in Searsport, Maine.
A DOLPHIN DISGUISE, directed by Tyler Johnstone
Science has discovered a method for finding out one's past lives. 3 strangers, all from different backgrounds, await their results.
Written by Tucker Atwood, local actor, author, and playwright.
THE BUTTON MAN, directed by Wendy Wincote Schweikert
A troubled man is drawn to the astonishing lectures of Enish and brings this stranger home to meet his worried wife. Eye-opening discoveries are made. The buttons help.
Written by Margo Hammond, actor and playwright.
QUACK, directed by Christopher Van Doren
Abigail is an impressionable young duck who is not aware of her limitations until they are pointed out to her by the man she loves.
Written by Patrick Gabridge. Winner of SlamBoston, Heideman Award Finalist, with festival appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, Outlaws Finland, and InspiraTO in Toronto.
The Storm in the Barn