Our Community Collaborations feature actors from our Professional Ensemble and Young Company, as well as actors from the community. The Community Collaborations for 2017-2018 are:
LIZZIE BRIGHT AND THE BUCKMINSTER BOY
ADAPTED BY CHERYL L. WEST
BASED ON THE BOOK BY GARY D. SCHMIDT
NOVEMBER 9 - 19, 2017
Turner Buckminster III can’t win: he’s the new kid in town, he plays baseball differently, and he stumbles upon trouble at every step. Turner’s only friend is Lizzie Bright Griffin from Malaga Island, an impoverished community founded by former slaves. The town (and Turner’s father) disapproves of their friendship, but Turner and Lizzie remain friends regardless. When powerful forces threaten Lizzie and her kin, Turner faces the ultimate test of his character—and learns a hard-earned lesson about courage and loss.
** PRODUCED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH PLAYS FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
BY CHARLES DICKENS
DECEMBER 8 - 10, 2017
“Marley was dead, to begin with ... This must be distintly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.”
Join us for Charles Dickens' true holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, done in inimitable Theater Project style. Featuring actors from our Young People's Theater, Young Company, Professional Ensemble and Center Stage Players and directed by Al Miller and Karin Baard, we look forward to banishing any lingering "bah humbugs" you may have this season!
WALES AND TALES
FEATURING AL MILLER
DECEMBER 20, 2017
The centerpiece of this annual performance is Al Miller's annual retelling of the Dylan Thomas short story "A Child's Christmas in Wales". This sensitive, funny, and poetic piece has become an essential companion to the holidays for countless people, including many in mid-coast Maine who return year after year to enjoy Al's version.
Al also has a few other stories up his sleeve to share this holiday season, and stay tuned for special guests!
BY DW GREGORY
MARCH 15 - 25, 2018
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.
** PRODUCED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, WOODSTOCK ILLINOIS