ORONO, Maine — Orono High School’s fall theater line-up will open Thursday, Oct. 25, when the OHS gym will be transformed into a Medieval Faire, called SPAMfest! From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.,
Adults and children of all ages are invited to celebrate 6-8 p.m. both the 75th anniversary of SPAM and the upcoming OHS production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” There will be family-friendly games, crafts, music, costumes, dancing, demonstrations of derring-do and a SPAM cook-off. Admission is $5, $3 students, $10
Those who wish to enter a favorite SPAM dish in the cook-off should bring it, along with two copies of the recipe, to the event. Recipes will be competing in several categories, including student, adult and professional. It’s a chance to sample not just the best of home-cooked SPAM, but also the culinary concoctions of the Great Chefs of Orono, organizers said.
Winners will be selected by popular vote and will get to take home the Golden SPAMMY Award. Losers won’t be chopped — but they might get spammed!
In addition to enjoying all the evening’s activities, SPAMfest attendees will be able to purchase discounted season tickets for the upcoming OHS-sponsored performances of “Hamlet” and “Spamalot.” The season tickets are priced at $10, $8 students and seniors, and include both plays.
The Shakespeare tragedy, “Hamlet,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Hauck Auditorium on the University of Maine campus. This special community performance is offered by the Theatre At Monmouth’s
traveling company as a fundraiser for OHS. Tickets purchased at the door will be $10, $5 for students and seniors.
The OHS production of “Spamalot” will go onstage at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, November 15-17, in the OHS gym. The show is a musical adaptation of the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” and features the British comic writers’ usual silly (and sometime rather coarse) antics. Tickets at the door will be $7, $5 students and seniors.