Our Season Calendar 2021


September 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm and Sept. 19 at 2 pm, and September 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm and Sept. 26 at 2 pm.  “Black Coffee” a murder mystery by Agatha Christie, featuring Hercule Poirot

This was her first play, written in 1930.  All the elements are there–the English country house, the characters with motive and opportunity to commit murder, a missing formula for a dangerous new weapon, and the Belgian detective, with his amazing “little grey cells” to solve the mystery.  There’s even some comedy, and some romance.   We are committed to protecting the health of cast, crew, and audiences.  All cast and crew were fully vaccinated.  Masks were required for all audience members.  Concessions were served outdoors.

Bob Porzio as Hercule Poirot, Paul Kane as Sir Claud Amory, Kathleen Brainerd as Aunt Caroline Amory

Gwenyth Fraser as Barbara Amory, Karen Bombaro as Lucia Amory, Peter Nicoll as Hastings

Matthew McLaughlin as Richard Amory, Henry Quintal as Raynor, Bill Therriault as Dr. Carelli

M. White as Dr. Graham, Corinne Stanley as Tredwell, David Wallace as Inspector Japp

Mike Powers as Constable Johnson

prior in 2021: 

January 21, 2021.  Freeport Players Annual Meeting.  ONLINE.  Freeport Players held its 2021 ANNUAL MEETING on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The meeting, via Zoom, began at 7:00pm. We conducted a little business, elected new board members, and enjoyed a comic performance of “Who Knew,” a quirky quiz show written by David Wallace and acted by Betsy Roper, Phil Chin, Mike Powers, Judy Lloyd, David Wallace, and Penny Davis-Dublin.

Jan. 1 through Feb. 10– “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” ONLINE.  This evocative, humorous, poetic memoir by Dylan Thomas, bringing alive his childhood in a 1920s Welsh village, was available at YouTube link on the website.  Held over from the Christmas season by popular demand, it can still be viewed.   Click here for Youtube show.  The director, Penny Davis-Dublin, and actors created the show via Zoom.  Cast:  Peter Allen, Kathleen Leopold, Paula Haney Johnson, David Wallace, Zane Aguiar, Lukis Crowell, and Ian Smith.  Singers are: Peter Allen, Zane Aguiar, Lukis Crowell, and Ian Smith.

Feb. 10-28, 2021: “Three Moments in Time: A Valentine for Older Married Couples” by Jerry Walker. ONLINE.  A play about memory and love.   This is an online show available Feb. 10-28.  A poignant and comic look at love, aging, and memory.  Directed by Penny Davis Dublin.  Link is available on this website from Feb. 10 to 28, 2021.  Cast: Peter Allen, Kathleen Leopold, Muriel Kenderdine, Jerry Walker, Paula Haney Johnson, and Harley Marshall.  Presented by special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals, Newport, Maine.

May 28-June 30, 2021: “Future…Present…Past” — 3 Short Comedies by Elizabeth Guffey. ONLINE. This online show created on Zoom was available for streaming May 28-June 30.  Show includes an interview with Elizabeth.

Future: “Alien Autopsy”  A science fair project gets reeeaaaalllly interesting!                                                    Sister: Madeline Smith,           Brother: Ian Smith

Present: “I Love You”    There’s nothing like a DMV to stir up emotions.                                                   Bernadette:  Carmela Castro                    Man: Henry Quintal

Past:  “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead”  30 years later, is teen passion every truly gone?                               Jimmy: Keith Anctil              Justine: Alison Guite                Bob, the Bartender: David Wallace

Directors:  David Wallace, Judy Lloyd.  Sound/production: Phil Chin.  Costumes, Props: Judy Lloyd, David Wallace, Casts.  Playwright: Elizabeth Guffey, of Pownal, is the former Managing/Artistic Director of Freeport Players. She has been acting, directing, producing, and writing plays for many years.   Special thanks to Bootleggers Beverage Warehouse, Topsham, for lending the bar signs.

Directors:  David Wallace, Judy Lloyd.  Sound/production: Phil Chin.  Costumes, Props: Cast, Judy Lloyd, David Wallace.  Playwright: Elizabeth Guffey is the former Managing/Artistic Director of Freeport Players. She has been acting, directing, producing, and writing plays for many years. Show includes an interview with Elizabeth.  

Special thanks to Bootleggers Beverage Warehouse, Topsham, for lending the bar signs.


Cast Members


MADDIE SMITH (She/Her) – (Sister)

Maddie is a junior at Freeport HS and has been doing drama since 7th grade. She has been in many FHS shows including: Big Fish; Xanadu; darklight; Alone, Together; and Paper or Plastic? Outside of drama, she does ballet, tap, and jazz at Maine State Ballet and has been dancing since she was 3. She has been in shows such as The NutcrackerTap, Tap, JazzDon Quixote; and Cinderella. She also enjoys art, skiing, playing piano, and spending time with her friends and family. She hopes you enjoy the show!

IAN SMITH (Brother)

Ian is a freshman at Freeport High School. Ian has been acting in the performing arts for over 6 years. He has performed in various shows, such as Snow White and the 47 Dwarves (Dwarf Counselor); Dracula Spectacula (Igor); Jacklyn Sparrow and the Lady Pirates of the Caribbean (Robert the Dreaded Phylum Porifera); Beauty and the Beast (Fred/Sylvester); The Wizard of Oz (The Tin Woodman); Charlotte’s Web (Mister Arable); The Hobbit (Gandalf); Alone,Together (Karl Jacobs); and A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Jack). Ian Smith also does activities such as being captain of the FHS math team, playing tennis, competing in XC, and competing in Nordic skiing.  Ian hopes that all viewers find this viewing just delightful.




Carmela is so pleased to be working with Freeport Players again.  She was last seen performing at Schoolhouse Art Center in Standish as Belinda Blair in Noises Off.  Prior to that she was in One Flew Over the Cuckoo‘s Nest at the Windham Center Stage.  Some favorites include:  Three characters in Almost, Maine, Betty in The Foreigner, M’Lynne in Steel Magnolias, and Meg in Crimes of the Heart– all for Freeport Players.


Henry is very excited to return to Freeport Players, this time virtually!  He has previously appeared in Indoor/Outdoor and Café Murder.  Henry lives and works in Augusta.  When not doing theater, he enjoys running and working out.  Henry thanks Carmela and David for making this such a fun experience and also thanks his sister Debra, his daughters Lauren and Nicole, and his indoor cat Samantha for all their support!




Alison Guite is happy to return to her beloved Freeport Players, where she appeared in her favorite role ever, Shelby in Steel Magnolias. Alison has a theater degree and currently teaches elementary school in Topsham. She has appeared with The Theater Project, The Portland Players and Lyric Music Theater. Alison thanks you for watching and cannot wait until she can see and hear theater patrons in person.


Keith Anctil has been working in Southern/Midcoast Maine theaters for almost 25 years.  He is an actor, director, designer, writer, builder, and educator.  He has loved working with Freeport Players over the years.  Highlights include The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (abridged) and directing The Odd Couple (Female Version).  When he’s not working in theater, Keith is an avid 4-season gardener, kayaker, fisherman, and runner.

DAVID WALLACE (Bob, the bartender)

David has been cavorting around stage and screen since the end of the last millennium.  He has appeared in shows at Freeport Players, The Theater Project, Web TV, and in various independent film productions.  He hopes that you affix your suspenders of disbelief and enjoy our wonderful cast of characters as they bring Elizabeth Guffey’s work to life.  (Diabolical laugh not included.)