Under Milk Wood
A play for voices by Dylan Thomas
Directed by Andrew Harris

Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Friday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 2 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5 at 5 p.m. (All seats $5)
Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 9 at 5 p.m.

Main Stage, Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus

“To begin at the beginning: It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black...”: — and so the lyrically written, riotously funny and deeply moving portrait of the circle of a spring day in the small Welsh seaside village of Llareggub begins...with ghosts and dreams before dawn, the brilliance and noise of day, to the rain of dusk and the bawdy night! The play was first given a ‘try-out’ performance in 1953 in New York and promptly hailed as, “probably the richest and certainly the earthiest theatre experience of the season.” On January 25th 1954 the B.B.C. broadcast the play, complete and as it was intended - resonating with the Welsh ‘singing voice’. We pass along to you, our audience, the very same words Dylan Thomas gave to his actors in 1953, “Love the words.”

$15 general public; $11 seniors/USM employees/alumni; $8 students
Box Office: (207) 780-5151, TTY 780-5646 or visit usm.maine.edu/theatre

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The Language Archive
By Julia Cho
Directed by Sara Valentine

Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13, 2016

Thursday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. - HS Matinee
Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 at 5 p.m.

"Even with all my languages, there still aren't the right words."

When George, a serious-minded linguist with a passion for preserving dying languages discovers cryptic notes hidden in his shoes and coffee cup, he begins to think his wife might be trying to tell him something. But can he decipher the enigmatic language? Through a series of encounters both poignant and perplexing, this whimsical and quirky comedy explores the nature of love, and the attempts we make to find and express it.

Main Stage, Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
$15 general public; $11 seniors/USM employees/alumni; $8 students
Box Office: (207) 780-5151, TTY 780-5646 or visit usm.maine.edu/theatre

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Dance USM!
Directed by Maria A. Tzianabos

Thursday, December 8 to Sunday, December 11, 2016

Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 at 5 p.m.

Main Stage, Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus

Directed by Dance lecturer Maria A. Tzianabos, the concert features student, faculty, and guest choreographers in colorful and energetic performances in a variety of styles. Come join us in our celebration of life, movement, and the joy of dance to start your holiday season!

$15 general public; $11 seniors/USM employees/alumni; $8 students
Box Office: (207) 780-5151, TTY 780-5646 or visit usm.maine.edu/theatre

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The Merry Wives of Windsor
Fully staged opera by Otto Nicolai
Directed by Cary Libkin
Musical Direction by Scott Wheatley
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lehmann

Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 12

Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Otto Nicolai’s opera The Merry Wives of Windsor is based on Shakespeare’s wonderful comedy of the same name. The piece is full of fresh and sweet melodies, beautiful harmonies and elegant orchestrations. Add to that some of Shakespeare’s most immortal comic characters; Mistresses Ford and Page, the beautiful Ann Page and her ill-suited suitors Slender and Dr. Cajus, and of course, the most beloved rascal of all, Sir John Falstaff, and you are certain to have a great time. The music soars, and comedy roars, and you’ll leave wanting more.

Main Stage, Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
$21 general public; $15 seniors/USM employees/alumni; $10 students
Box Office: (207) 780-5151, TTY 780-5646 or visit usm.maine.edu/theatre

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SPECIAL EVENT: Molded by the Flow
A collaborative creation of theatre, music and visual art with internationally-acclaimed artists Paul Dresher & Rinde Eckert, and USM students, faculty and staff.

Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m., Lewiston - LEWISTON OPENING
Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Lewiston
Sunday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m. Lewiston

A poetic, visual and musical narrative inspired by Southern Maine’s rich natural and human history. Molded by the Flow explores how the state’s rivers, ocean, weather, plants and animals have inspired diverse groups of people to inhabit the area, and thereby shape the landscape and the history of Maine.

This year-long collaboration is led by Libra Professor Paul Dresher and visiting artist Rinde Eckert, and is made possible with the support of the Libra Professorship at USM. Participating departments include the Department of Art, School of Music and Department of Theatre, and project participation made available to University students of many other disciplines.

Venues for "Molded by the Flow"

April 14-16 Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St, Lewiston
April 19-30Main Stage, Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
$15 general public; $11 seniors/USM employees/alumni; $8 students, except Wednesday, April 26, all tickets $5
Box Office: (207) 780-5151, TTY 780-5646 or visit usm.maine.edu/theatre

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SPECIAL EVENT: Molded by the Flow
A collaborative creation of theatre, music and visual art with internationally-acclaimed artists Paul Dresher & Rinde Eckert, and USM students, faculty and staff.

Wednesday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m. - GORHAM OPENING
Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. Gorham
Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Gorham
Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. Gorham
Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. Gorham

Wednesday, April 26 at 5 p.m. Gorham
Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Gorham
Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Gorham
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Gorham
Sunday, April 30 at 5 p.m. Gorham

A poetic, visual and musical narrative inspired by Southern Maine’s rich natural and human history. Molded by the Flow explores how the state’s rivers, ocean, weather, plants and animals have inspired diverse groups of people to inhabit the area, and thereby shape the landscape and the history of Maine.

This year-long collaboration is led by Libra Professor Paul Dresher and visiting artist Rinde Eckert, and is made possible with the support of the Libra Professorship at USM. Participating departments include the Department of Art, School of Music and Department of Theatre, and project participation made available to University students of many other disciplines.

Venues for "Molded by the Flow"

Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St, Lewiston
Main Stage, Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
$15 general public; $11 seniors/USM employees/alumni; $8 students, except Wednesday, April 26, all tickets $5
Box Office: (207) 780-5151, TTY 780-5646 or visit usm.maine.edu/theatre

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Information
USM Theatre Box Office 780-5151

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Season! 

2016/2017 Season Flex Passes

You can now buy 2016/2017 Season Flex Passes online and print them at home
Season Flex Pass $45 for 6 Tickets

REGULAR BOX OFFICE HOURS
at Russell Hall:

Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.

Monday 3 - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, 3 - 8 p.m.

Wednesday, 3 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, 2:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m.

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.

FREE PARKING is available on the Gorham campus in any student or faculty lots for all evening and weekend events!

There are no exchanges, no refunds


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