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    November 27, 2020

    Maine Theater Fund awards $76,000 in grants

    The Maine Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded 17 grants that total $76,829 to support professional and community theaters in the production and presentation of live theater. Area grant recipients include: • Everyman Repertory Theatre, Rockport, to present the 2021 season of plays that celebrate the arts in Maine and the state's history • Marsh River Theater, Brooks, for new lights • ...

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    November 19, 2020

    Theater students present 'The Tailor' and 'The Most Dangerous Game'

    For nearly two decades, Heartwood Theater and Lincoln Academy have collaborated on annual youth productions. This fall, under the direction of Griff Braley, students have undertaken two One Act projects: "The Most Dangerous Game," a filmed production which opened last weekend and remains available for online viewing via Lincoln Academy and Heartwood's websites, and "The Tailor," a short Yiddish comedy, with ...

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    November 4, 2020

    Rockland Shakespeare Society presents readings Nov. 19

    On Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, Rockland Shakespeare Society members will present dramatic readings of some of their personal favorite scenes from plays including "Henry V," "Midsummer Night's Dream," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Othello" and "Romeo & Juliet." Members participating are Jim Tolles, Joseph Coté, Mary Alice Bird, John Bird, Lisa Goodrich, and Peter Conant. The Shakespeare Society of ...

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    October 8, 2020

    Jackson leads Farnsworth class on theatre improv

    On Thursday, Oct. 22, and back by popular demand, the Farnsworth Art Museum hosts an online theatrical-improvisation class, led by local actor Ryan Jackson. Entitled “Thinking Outside The Frame: An Improv Introduction," the class will take place on Zoom, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jackson is back once again to expand your minds and fill your bellies with laughter. Participants will engage in various improvisation games ...

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    October 7, 2020

    Waldo Theatre announces new president, board member

    The Waldo Theatre announces the appointment of Keri Lupien as President of the Board and also the addition of Liz McGregor as a new member on its Board of Directors. Keri Lupien, who joined the Waldo board in 2017, succeeds Janet McMahon who became president shortly after the inception of a new board in 2016. Lupien worked in the fine wine sales department of Pine State Beverage for 10 years and now focuses on ...

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    October 4, 2020

    Heartwood Theater announces 18th season

    Heartwood Theater's 18th season is underway, with programs and plans to educate and perform. “Our 20-21 adventure has begun,” notes Artistic Director Griff Braley, “with the same goals as ever — growing and educating students through the lens of theater and engaging students, local and visiting actors for the purpose of live performance. As a company, we recognize the unique challenges of the coming season; we ...

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    August 4, 2020

    Farnsworth offers 'Intro to Theatre Improvisation' online

    On Friday, Aug. 14, the Farnsworth Art Museum will host an online theatrical-improvisation class, led by local actor Ryan Jackson. Entitled “Thinking Outside The Frame: An Improv Introduction," the class will take place on Zoom from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This program was originally scheduled for June but was postponed. Looking for a way to really bust out of your shell and have fun doing it? This is the class for you! ...

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    July 6, 2020

    Shakespeare festival brings masks, puppets and comedy to Camden Amphitheatre

    Camden Shakespeare Festival, in association with Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble and Camden Public Library, will present the FAFALO! outdoors in the Camden Amphitheatre beginning on Saturday, July 25. Using colorful Balinese masks and huge, spectacular puppets, FAFALO! is a comic fantasy about what happens when a ludicrously unqualified buffoon is accidentally named king. Wacky, whimsical and ultimately uplifting, ...

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    July 2, 2020

    Knox Museum presents History At Play

    History At PlayTM, LLC (HAP, LLC) has garnered nationwide attention for their one-woman, living history performances, chronicling the lives of legendary women who changed society. "A Revolution of Her Own!TM"—the inspirational story of America's first female soldier Deborah Sampson—has been performed more than 1,000 times in cities across the country, receiving accolades from journalists, actors, and historians ...

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    June 29, 2020

    Heartwood fundraiser supports local and abroad

    “Support local business now and remember to dream the future” is the two-pronged focus of Heartwood Theater's Annual Online Raffle. The odds are insanely good, and there is still some time to purchase tickets by July 10. For full details and purchase info, visit Heartwood's raffle website Featured in this year's online raffle are $500 shopping sprees to 50 local businesses, who ...

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