Press Release

Collective to perform play at the bakery

BROOKSVILLE, Maine — Terra Diddle Collective will perform its newest play, “The Earth Maiden,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, outdoors at Tinder Hearth Bakery, 1452 Coastal Road. Rain date is 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

“The Earth Maiden” is an original play written by Camden, Maine, artist and the collective’s artistic director Kathryn Oliver. It tells a mythical story of a sacred land created and nurtured by a loving young maiden and given into the care of a population that soon forgets how to care for it. But all is not lost, the inhabitants find a way, through love and redemption, to restore the balance.

The timeless story is told through music, song and the dance choreography and narration of Camden artist and collective director Kristi Williamson.

The performance will feature more than 35 performers, with 15 of them under age 13.

Sharing the stage with the cast will be the visual spectacles of Oliver’s creation — bigger than life-size puppets, some which require two and three people to operate. Costumes designed by Robin Horty will transform the local cast into fairies, lions, birds, oceans and mythical creatures.

The play is appropriate for all ages, especially families, and runs just over an hour. Tickets will be available at the bakery one hour before the performance. The cost is $10, $8 children under 12, $30 family $30. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Complimentary soup and toast will be offered after the show. For information, go to or call Kathryn at 207-593-2677.