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2019-20 SEASON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PARTNER

THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl

Dates: Sept 24th - Oct 13th

In an imperfect world, the best solution is to laugh.  Conflict and comedy weave a whimsical tale about cleaning, relationships and finding the perfect apple.   Award winning playwright Sarah Ruhl reminds us what’s important in life, and that humor and beauty still enchant in the most unlikely places.

READ TO ME by Brendan Pelsue

Dates: Oct 22nd - Nov 10th

Winner of the 2018 Clauder Competition. A poignant story about a child with a terminal illness who connects delicate moments in unusual ways.  Discovering the mysterious “Postal Service,” he sends messages to the world, and awaits a response. This poetic play, created through magical realism, reveals the quiet ways in which we connect.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, a live radio play

Dates: Nov 29th - Dec 24th

Celebrate the Holiday Season with this beloved American classic. This heartwarming story of renewal is presented as a 1940’s radio broadcast with sound effects performed live on stage.  With the help of an ensemble and an angel named Clarence, George Bailey learns the million different ways that we are tied to those around us. (more…)

ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani

Dates: Jan 15th - Feb 9th 2020

Celebrate the bicentennial of our State with a play that put us on the map. Offering charming vignettes about love, and life in Maine, this beloved play broke box office records, went onto critical acclaim, and delighted audiences across the globe after its premiere at Portland Stage in 2004.

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John Cariani has been cast in the Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change a musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori, which begins rehearsals in early February. In response, Almost, Maine has been rescheduled to open a week earlier than previously published. It begins January 15th, with the last performance occurring on February 9th. Portland Stage is happy to announce that Dustin Tucker, a local actor who is a beloved regular at Portland Stage, will fill in for John.

This production will feature
John Cariani on Jan 15th thru Feb 2 and again on Feb 8 & 9
Dustin Tucker will fill in for John on Feb 5, 6 & 7

Despite the schedule change, the dates for our discussions will remain as previously listed and can be found under the Quick Info section of this page.

NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarias

Dates: March 3rd - 29th

This brilliant new comedy turns well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies when a rising Chilean attorney, and his pregnant American wife, purchase a home next to a well-established D.C. couple, and their prized English garden.  Cultures and gardens clash over a fence line that spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing notions of race, taste, class, and privilege.

THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood

Dates: April 7th - 26th

This Tony-nominated play took both English and American audiences by storm with its journey into the dark past of three nuclear physicists who meet in a ‘cottage on the east coast’ to contemplate the end of the world. Old memories are relived before a harrowing proposal is revealed: just what will be done about the children?

SABINA by Willy Holtzman, with music by Louise Beach, and lyrics by Darrah Cloud

Dates: May 5th - 25th 2020

This moving new musical illuminates Sabina Spielrein, a patient turned doctor, unfairly sidelined to the margins of history by two famous men in her field of psychiatry, Jung and Freud.  Mark the centennial of women’s suffrage with a journey through melody and song to discover this truly remarkable woman.