Sundays Without Scenery series
County Community Theater, the resident theater company of Damariscotta’s
Lincoln Theater, is pleased to announce its new series "Sundays Without
Scenery: Actors, A Script, and Your Imagination.” "Sundays Without Scenery,”
which will usually take place on the final Sunday of each month, will offer a reading of a contemporary play,
which may or may not go on to become a full scale production at the
theater. The actors will have rehearsed,
a stage manager will set the scene, and the audience's imagination will fill
in the rest as they listen to the spoken text. LCCT’s goal is to provide opportunities for more actors and directors to
"hit the boards” without requiring our hard-working but limited stage crew to
have the responsibility of mounting each piece as a fully-staged production.
Each reading will be followed by a "talk-back” with the actors and the director
to allow discussion of the play and to assess interest in whether we might pursue
a full-scale production.
Sunday, Oct 26 @ 2 and 7 PM
initial play will open in October when we will perform Jane Anderson’s "The Baby Dance”
directed by Mary Charbonnet. The play explores the conflicting and
constantly shifting emotions
surrounding the idea of surrogacy by following two couples whose lives
intertwined, each with a different goal. A newcomer to our area, Ms.
Charbonnet comes to Damariscotta after a distinguished career as a
member of the theater
faculty at SUNY Fredonia.
titles being considered for the series include "Heroes,” adapted from Gérald Sibleyras' "Le Vent des Peupliers” by acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard, Donald Margulies "Dinner with
Friends,” Nora Ephron’s "Love, Loss and What I Wore,” Jeffrey Hatcher’s "Miss
Mannerly,” and Jon Robin Baitz’s "Other Desert Cities.”
LCCT is pleased to present, live on the Lincoln Theater
Stage, "Almost, Maine," a romantic comedy by John Cariani.
In this delightful play, we find ourselves on a cold, clear,
moonless night in the middle of winter, where all is not quite what it seems in the remote,
mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled
sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected
and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises
heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
Playing two weekends: Friday, Nov 14, Saturday, Nov 15 and Sunday, Nov 16 @ 7:30pm.
Friday, Nov 21, Saturday, Nov 22 and Sunday, Nov 23 @ 7:30pm.