The Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft announces The Slightly Off-Center Players One Act Festival. The festival will be held Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 7 PM. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.
“The Slightly Off-Center Players have learned a lot and matured as a group in this past year,” says Executive Director Angela Bonacasa. “The Radio Shows and classes offered over the winter have given people opportunities to explore acting and directing without the time commitment of a full production. Most of the directors for the festival have not directed a major piece before, so this is their first time having a fully realized production on stage. It’s a thrill for them, of course, as well as their actors.”
The performances will include excerpts from Chekhov’s “The Proposal”, Susan Glaswell’s “Trifles”, and William Gibson’s “The Miracle Worker.” Original pieces will include an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Boor”, and world premieres of several scripts including “Who Cares?” by Mark Stevens and “The Fairytale Garden” by Chelle Atwater. The casts include adults and children of all ages.
Tickets will be available at the door. A list of all the pieces scheduled to perform is available on the Center Theatre website at www.centertheatre.org. The Center Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center dedicated to making the arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands.
The Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft will host a special concert on Saturday, April 19 at 7 PM to raise money for educational scholarships. Featuring performances by concert emcee and Maine Fiddle Camp Director Doug Protsik, Greg and Jesse Boardman, Frank Ferrel, The Newell Family and the Gawler Family bands, all proceeds will go to benefit scholarship programs at Maine Fiddle Camp and the Center Theatre.
“We are very excited to welcome Maine Fiddle Camp to the Center Theatre,” says Executive Director Angela Bonacasa. “We know how difficult it is to welcome every deserving student while making enough money to keep the doors open. To help a wonderful organization that has a long history of helping so many students is a great honor.”
Maine Fiddle Camp (www.mainefiddle.org) is a multi-generational music camp located on True’s Pond in Montville, Maine. The camp teaches the traditional dance music of Maine and New England on a variety of instruments including fiddle, guitar, piano, mandolin, banjo, accordion, cello, flute and pennywhistle, mountain dulcimer, ukulele, harmonica and bass. Campers of all levels of experience, ages 5-80, learn their instruments “by ear” (no written music), and listen to and play in concerts by other campers and staff members.
Each year Maine Fiddle Camp presents performances of Camp staff members at various venues around the state. 2014 marks the 20th year of the camp, and its first performance at the Center Theatre.
Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for kids 12 and under, with a special family pack of $25 for a family of 4. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Center Theatre Box Office at (207) 564-8943, stopping by the theatre at 20 E. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft from 10 AM-3 PM Tuesday-Saturday, or by going to the website at www.centertheatre.org. The Center Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center dedicated to making the arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands.
The matinee performance of Peter Pan JR.
on Sunday, Feb 16 at 2 PM
has been cancelled due to weather.
It has now been officially rescheduled to Thursday. Feb 20th at 7PM. (Please note this will preempt the evening showing of THE NUT JOB previously scheduled.)
If you have purchased tickets, please contact the box office to switch your tickets to another show. You now have four more chances to see the show this weekend. Thanks for your patience, and stay warm and safe!
For upcoming events at the Center Theatre, check out our revamped website at www.centertheatre.org.
As always, thank you for your continued support of the Center Theatre!
The Center Theatre for the Performing Arts in Dover-Foxcroft announced that they will be showing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by donation the weekend of February 1st and 2nd. This will be the first time that the Center Theatre has shown a major new release by donation. Since its opening weekend, Catching Fire spent six weeks in the top ten movies nationwide and has grossed over 400 million dollars. The Center Theatre will be showing the film for one weekend only, on Saturday February 1st at 2pm and 5pm and Sunday, February 2nd at 2pm.
Angela Bonacasa, Executive Director of the Center Theatre, states that if this is well received, they may do it again when their schedule allows. “We still have to pay for the rights to show the movie, so we hope that movie-goers will donate a few dollars to offset the cost of the film, but it is a way we can show our appreciation for everyone who has supported movies at the Center Theatre over the years.”
For more information on the Center Theatre or its busy schedule of upcoming events, please call the 564-8943 or visit the theatre’s website at www.centertheatre.org. The Center Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center dedicated to making the arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands.