ART by Yasmina Rea, translated by Christopher Hampton July 18, July 26 & August 9 @ 7:30 PM August 2 @ 2:00 PM Set in Paris, the story revolves around three friends—Serge, Marc and Yvan—who find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground when Serge buys an expensive painting. The canvas is white, with a few white lines. Serge is proud of his 200,000 franc acquisition, fully expecting the approval of his friends. "Smart, sharp and wonderfully funny"- The Daily Telegraph "An elegant, intelligent comedy"- The Independent
SHIPWRECKED: AN ENTERTAINMENT The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont(As Told By Himself) written by Donald Margulies July 19, July 27, & August 4 DNRC will once again take audiences on a imaginative journey across the high seas! And indeed, it has all the trappings of a Jules-Verne-style read: you will be captured, enraptured, and swept away in a whirlwind of excitement, trepidation, and laughter!
Set in Victorian England, among other ports of call, this story transports its stow away audience to exotic countries, oceans, and cultures with the help of 3-4 actors playing multiple characters. Perfect fun for the entire family!
BROUHAHA by Happenstance Theatre July 25 @ 7:30 PM BrouHaHa is a comedic, existential escapade inspired by images of refugees fleeing on foot, Edwardian workers, cinematic treasures like Fellini's La Strada and Bergman's The Seventh Seal, and the dark comedy of Samuel Beckett. In this devised, clown-esque piece, Happenstance Theater's troupe of eccentrics walks the precipice at the end of the world. Their play lights up the darkness like a firecracker. This show appeals to audiences of any age. Production Run Sponsored by Kathleen & Peter Leslie
PINOT & AUGUSTINE by Happenstance Theatre July 26 @ 10:30 AM A sure-fire 45-minute, bilingual, crowd-pleaser, PINOT & AUGUSTINE is a classic, family-friendly clown duo inspired by the golden age of Circus. Pinot is the authoritarian clown in fancy clothes and white cone hat. Augustine is the appealing red-nosed bumbler who punctures his pomposity. Their show bubbles over with physical comedy, virtuosity and musical surprises from the sublime to the ridiculous: from lyrical melodies on a musical saw to pratfalls and a whoopee cushion.
Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham by Really Inventive Stuff Music by Robert Kapilow July 26 @ 10:30 AM Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? Really Inventive Stuff's fully-staged orchestral adaptation of Dr. Seuss's beloved children's classic is a feast for the ears! The unstoppable Sam-I-Am serves up a veritable banquet of surprises for a Seussical Diva in Robert Kapilow's culinary cartoon-musical banquet.
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant by Really Inventive Stuff Music by Francis Poulenc Story by Jean de Brunhoff July 26 @ 10:30 AM Pack your trunks! You're invited to Babar's coronation! Jean de Brunhoff's popular children's story of one little elephant's epic rise from rags to riches is eloquently set to music by Francis Poulenc, and expressively re-imagined by Really Inventive Stuff with all the enthusiasm and pomp worthy of a royal gathering. Long live King Babar!
FORTUNE by Deborah Zoe Laufer August 3, August 8, August 23 @ 7:30 PM August 16 @ 2:00 PM FORTUNE is quirky romantic comedy about finding love: whether it’s in the cards (or not!). Maude is a 30-something storefront psychic who has given up on love. When Jeremy, a downhearted, love-hungry accountant, stumbles into her shop, she wrestles with fate and destiny. Debuting this summer for Deertrees's 83rd Season produced by Deertrees Theatre's New Repertory Company. Come to harrison,Maine this August to find out for yourself whether love is in the cards....