Our Season Calendar 2020

FebFest!
This year the Freeport Players present Café Murder, a fun dinner theater murder mystery written by Nathan Hartswick. Come see if you can solve the crime before our self-taught investigator figures it all out. Performance takes place at the First Parish Congregational Church Basement, 40 Main Street, Freeport, ME on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The restaurant opens at 6:00 and, in addition to the show, you’ll be treated to a great meal of blackbird pie, side vegetable, and birthday cake. A cash bar will be available.

Covid-19 stay-at-home orders kicked in 2 weeks after this show, canceling the rest of our planned Season:

Black Coffee

Black Coffee by Agatha Christie will be directed by Bob Gilbert. Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays, July 10, 11, 17, 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays July 12 and 19 at 2:00 p.m. The performances take place at the Freeport Performing Arts Center (FPAC). This is the first piece Christie wrote for the stage and takes place in the library at Abbot’s Cleve, Sir Claud Amory’s house, about 25 miles from London. Hercule Poirot is asked to visit the famous physicist and gets involved in a plot revolving around a stolen formula and a killer.

One Blue Tarp
Written by Maine playwright, Travis Baker, One Blue Tarp, is a comedy about a man, his tarp and the town that tries to take it away from him. David Stillman, a retired Mainer, has just replaced the old, worn out tarp that covers a heap of odds, ends, and whatnots out in his yard with a brand new one. But then he finds out from his neighbor that the town of Clara has recently outlawed blue tarps out in folks yards in an effort to spruce things up and attract more tourists. Not one who likes to be told what to do with his own junk, David vows to fight the new ordinance and the rich woman from away who is behind it. He even enlists his grandson, Buddy, to help defend the tarp. How the way things are wrestles with how life should be. One Blue Tarp runs at the Freeport Performing Arts Center (FPAC) September 4-13, 2019. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30; Sunday matinees are at 2:00.

The Home Time Radio Hour
This year mark’s Radio’s 16th season! We’ll be highlighting Maine and the 70s and we hope you’ll join us for fun and music at the FPAC the weekend of December 6-8, 2019 – Sparkle Weekend. This show is appropriate for all ages. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30; Sunday matinee is at 2:00.

 

Instead of the above Main Stage shows, we presented Stay-In, Fun & Interesting (SI-FI) online shows in June, July, and August via ZOOM:

Who’s on First, the classic Abbott and Costello bit, with David Webster and Adam Normand.  A second Abbott and Costello show included The Susquehanna Hat Company, and other sketches, with David Webster once again as Bud Abbott and Adam Gary Normand as the ever-enthusiastic Lou Costello. Our cast also includes Kathleen Brainerd, Paul Menezes, Mike Powers, Dorothy Shull, Ray Fletcher, and Paul Kane.

The Census Enumerator, a Fibber McGee and Molly radio show.  The cast includes: Mike Powers, Kathleen Brainerd, Paul Menezes, Phil Chin, David Marshall, Kathleen Leopold, Ray Fletcher, Paul Kane, and Hali Fortin.

A Burns and Allen sketch  with John Van Norden and Dorothy Shull. and others.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! classic radio show.  With a great cast consisting of Joe Quinn as Bob Ripley and Scott Miller as the show’s host, Don Hancock, along with our talented ensemble: Hali Fortin, Mike Powers, Paul Kane, and Ray Fletcher, and sound effects by Phil Chin.

 

Our final offering of 2020 is “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.   Online December 18-25.

This online show is adapted for voices and directed by Penny Davis-Dublin.    Actors:  Zane Aguiar, Peter Allen , Lukis Crowell, Paula Haney Johnson, Kathleen Leopold, Ian Smith, David Wallace.  A YouTube link will be available on the homepage when it’s ready.