“Blueberries, Broadway & Brian,” a one-man show by one-time Union resident Brian P. Allen, will be presented Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. The show is sponsored by Gibbs Library in Washington as a fundraiser for the library.

Always a storyteller, Allen has a sharp observation of life and people and sees the humor in almost everything. Friends urged him to put his stories together into an evening of theater. “Blueberries, Broadway & Brian” is a revealing tell-all about Allen’s lifetime journey from “blueberry queen” to co-founder and executive/artistic director of the Good Theater in Portland. His charming walk down memory lane opens with a series of old photographs, projected on a screen on stage.

Born in Ellsworth, Allen graduated from Nasson College in Springvale and began working for the legendary Victoria Crandall at Maine State Music Theatre. She took him under her wing and taught him how to run a theater. He spent eight years working with MSMT before beginning his career as a director. He has worked at many of the theaters in southern Maine; was part of the original musical “Radical Radio,” which toured nationally for five years; and spent seven years working with the Portland Symphony Orchestra as the director of Magic of Christmas, as well as directing and creating a number of Pops concerts.

In 2002, Allen and partner Steve Underwood founded Good Theater. Also a performer, he has appeared in productions of “Ancestral Voices,” “The Elephant Man,” “Love Letters,” “California Suite” and “Side by Side by Sondheim.” This one-man show grew out of his 50th birthday celebration and had a two-week run at Good Theater.

General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Strand: visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.