SEASON 49: ROAR! The Year of the Woman

Season 49 celebrates wily, wicked, and wonderful women through classic literature’s most fantastic females. From fierce matriarchs to unfaithful wives and every Madonna in-between, Roar! The Year of the Woman spotlights the ladies who move mountains for their families, friends, and most importantly, themselves. Taking on tyrants, freeloaders, and faithless frauds these femme fatales fight for what they believe in, charting a course to a better world for their sisters and daughters. Check out our 2018 Subscription Brochure!

Pride@Prejudice by Daniel Elihu Kramer | Directed by Janis Stevens
Sponsored by Eaton Peabody Foundation
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy fall in love all over again—in this romantic deconstruction of Austen’s beloved novel. Playfully reinvented with modern-day characters literally stepping off the page to blog, google, and tweet, this homage to one of the world’s most popular love stories, is delivered with humor, wit, and just a little sass.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare | Directed by Kristin Clippard
Sponsored by David & Christine Heckman
Orsino loves Olivia. Olivia loves Cesario. Cesario’s really a woman disguised as a man who’s fallen for her boss, Orsino. Love, and a little mischief, throws everyone for a loop in this comic jaunt of misdirected desire. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Richard III by William Shakespeare | Directed by Dawn McAndrews
Sponsored by George & Elaine Keyes
Crowned by means of shameless seduction, lies, and bloodshed, Richard Plantagenet makes the happy earth his hell as he carves a bloody swath through all that stand in his way. Shakespeare’s “game of thrones” concludes the “War of the Roses” play cycle with one of literature’s most ruthless, remorseless, and relentless characters.

Enchanted April by Matthew Barber | Directed by Kate Bergstrom
Sponsored by Maine Community Foundation and Leon Bresloff & Mary Bayer
Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage and post-WWI society, two London housewives rent a villa in Italy for a ladies-only holiday, reluctantly recruiting a pair of difficult upper-class women to share the expense and experience. Under the Mediterranean sun, the women clash, bond, and bloom, ultimately finding their lost selves in the garden of earthly delights.

Dial “M” for Murder by Frederick Knott | Directed by Sally Wood
Sponsored by  D.R. Struck Landscape Nursery and Robert & Moira Fuller
Money. Marriage. Murder. A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his unfaithful wife—but when she turns the tables on her attempted assailant, she is convicted of murder. Can the police detective who brought her to trial now decipher the clues that will save her life? The play that inspired Hitchcock’s suspense classic weaves an ever-tightening web of danger and deception.

The True Story of Little Red adapted by Dawn McAndrews | Directed by Tess Van Horn
Sponsored by Austin Associates
We all know the story of Little Red, who set off through the woods to bring sick Grammy some bread. But what if Red wasn’t so sweet, Grammy not helpless but strong, the Woodsman a bully, and the Wolf the top dog? How do we know which version of the story is true? In the end we’ll leave that decision to you.

Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan | Directed by Adam P. Blais
Sponsored by Granite Hill Estates
Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious farce is packed full of sentimental pirates, bumbling British Bobbies, and improbable paradoxes. Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, Victorian maidens, and the delightful “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall.

Season 49 is sponsored by Main Street Psychotherapy.
2018 Acting Company is sponsored by Kennebec Savings Bank and Thomas & Frances Carhart.

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