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The Beauty Queen of Leenane
A dark comedy by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Thomas Power
Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Performances take place at the Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave., Portland
Where did you think you would be at this point in your life? Maureen is middle-aged, unmarried, and never dreamt of such a suffocating existence with her vindictive mother Mag, in the small Irish village of Leenane, Connemara. A glimmer of last-chance romance between Maureen and local gentleman Pato pulls the audience into a rabbit hole of deception, secrets, and betrayals, interspersed with grimly comic turnabouts. Hopes are raised only to be dashed and, like a kettle about to boil over, the dysfunction between mother and daughter soon reaches a simmering pitch.
All mom and no men makes Maureen a vengeful woman.
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A drama by Thornton Wilder
Guest Director Andrew Harris
Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 15 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18 at 5 p.m., all seats $5
Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 20 at 10 a.m. - high school matinee
Friday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 21 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 22 at 5 p.m.
Welcome to Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Sweethearts Emily Webb and George Gibbs are due to marry soon, Joe and Howie deliver the daily newspaper and milk, and the children scurry off to school. Love, life, and death move along just the same as paint dries and the rooster crows. In Thornton Wilder’s classic American play, their town is every town, and the banalities of daily life are rarely seen as the precious, awful, and wonderful miracles of existence they truly are. This Pulitzer Prize winning drama strips the stage of artifice and draws the audience into the universality of human existence, urging us to celebrate “every moment.”
“That’s what it was to be alive.”
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Reefer Madness (the Musical)
Book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy
Book and music by Dan Studney
Guest Director TBA
Musical Direction by Ed Reichert
Choreography by TBA
Main Stage at Russell Hall
Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16 at 5 p.m., all seats $10
Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m., - high school matinee
Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 at 5 p.m.
Includes mature subject matter.
Lock up your children… and your spouse! Reefer Madness has descended upon us! (And you’ll have more fun without them!) Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall victim to marijuana, leading them on a downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like Down at the Ol' Five and Dime and the Vegas-style Listen to Jesus, Jimmy, featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels. This buzzworthy show will leave you with an emotional high!
Lust! Paranoia! Murder! Marijuana!
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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
A play by Edward Albee
Directed by William Steele
Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p .m.
Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 at 5 p.m.
All is fair in love and war, but in a marriage that embraces more of the latter, all bets are off. George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple - an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride - to stop by for a nightcap. As soon as they arrive the charade begins. Drinks and words flow as inhibitions begin to melt.
“All truth becomes relative.”
USM Theatre Box Office 780-5151
Welcome to the 2015/2016 Season! Tickets go on sale for all shows on August 1, 2015.
2015/2016 Season Flex Passes
You can now buy 2015-2016 Season Flex Passes online and print them at home
Season Flex Pass $45 for 6 Tickets
REGULAR BOX OFFICE HOURS
at Russell Hall:
Please call 207-780-5142 for questions and assistance.
REGULAR BOX OFFICE HOURS
at 207 Corthell Hall:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday evenings until 8 p.m.
Other times by appointment or by calling (207) 780-5142
You may buy a Season Flex Pass anytime online or by telephone! Six tickets for only $45.00 (*limit of 2 for use with the Musical) :
USM Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $11
USM Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $15
For Group Discounts: contact us
Fees: $1.50 per ticket for online order
In case of snow, we will still present the show if USM is open. To check, please call 780-4800, the USM cancellation line.
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There are no exchanges, no refunds