DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — The Heartwood Regional Theater Company, which produces public theater performances year-round, is about to launch a two-week silent auction to raise money for its operations.
Paintings, sculptures, boat trips, dinners, jewelry, theater tickets, garden items and pet supplies are among the many items for which bids can be entered at Damariscotta’s Skidompha Public Library at 184 Main St. A complete list of items — including many with photographs — will be on Heartwood’s website, www.heartwoodtheater.org, beginning on Monday. Bids can be entered by visiting the library, the website or by calling 563-1373.
Joseph Fiore and John Walley are among 10 midcoast artists who will be featured in the auction, along with a gift certificate for art conservator services by Terry Marsh. Jewelry from Stars, Peapod Jewelry, Darling & Delisle and Ellen Whalley add some sparkle to the lot, along with accessories from Women of Substance. Theater tickets, pre-show dinners and valet parking are also among the offerings, along with summer camp scholarships for young thespians. Fine wines, coffee beans and discount dinners tempt the palate, while rose bushes, a bird feeder and a free spring cleanup will help with outdoor projects.
Library hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Live bidding ends at noon May 19 and website and over-the-phone bids will be taken through May 18.
Meanwhile, Heartwood is preparing for the launch of a British farce comedy, “See How They Run” by Philip King, on Friday in the Parker Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. Under the direction of Heartwood artistic director Griff Braley, the production features a cast of nine, ranging from police sergeant to Cockney maid, vicar to Russian spy.
“See How They Run” is supported by season sponsor Bath Savings Institution as well as show sponsors Cheney Insurance Agency and Newcastle Square Realty.
Performances will run for two weekends in the Poe Theater. Evening performances, beginning at 7:30 p.m., will be presented May 4, 5, 11 and 12. Two 3 p.m. matinees will be offered on May 6 and 13. Tickets cost $12 for students and $18 for adults. Reservations, which are strongly suggested, are available by calling Heartwood at 563-1373 or by emailing email@example.com. For information, video and clips, visit www.heartwoodtheater.org.