Penobscot Theatre Company’s annual Northern Writes New Work Festival kicks off Monday, June 18 with a 3pm off-site reading of short plays at BookMarc’s bookstore in downtown Bangor. A “Meet the Playwrights” reception will be held at 6pm at the Bangor Opera House, followed by an 8pm performance of “Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us,” a short play by Elaine Smith.
Tuesday, June 19 brings more exciting events, starting with a 3pm outdoor reading in downtown Bangor’s West Market Square. There will also be a 6pm reading at the Bangor Opera House, followed by a performance of “Each Others Keepers” in conjunction with Power in Community Alliances (PICA) at 8pm.
Tuesday’s readings include “Iceland,” a short play written by Michael Tooher of Portland, Maine. A comedy about a household stuck in the 1950′s, “Iceland” breaks the ice and asks what happens when our families keep us from being ourselves.
The second reading on Tuesday is “Logophile,” a play by Joe Musso, whose work has been read in every Northern Writes Festival since it’s beginning. “Logophile” is a comedy set in a New Orleans bookshop, which features a special character named Cyrus, a ghost who was once captain in the 22nd Maine Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Day Passes, which give access to one day of Northern Writes events, are $10. The Full Festival Pass, which gives access to all Northern Writes events, has been reduced to $25. Contact our box office at 942-3333 for more info.
Each play will have three readings during the week, so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to see and participate in new work!
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