Category Archives: Behind the Curtain

Penobscot Theatre Company announces 2015-2016 season

Great music, bad hair, a holiday classic, and premieres aplenty BANGOR, ME – Penobscot Theatre Company proudly announces its 42nd Season, offering four Maine premieres, a world premiere, a holiday classic, and beloved musicals. The season will kick-off September 10 and extend into early summer 2016, longer than usual to accommodate a blockbuster seventh show […]

Theatre puts the fun in dysfunctional to close 41st season

Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County, April 30- May 17 Bangor, ME – Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to present Maine’s professional premiere of August: Osage County, written by Tracy Letts and directed by Bari Newport, April 30 through May 17, at the historic Bangor Opera House. It is the outrageous story of three generations of […]

Penobscot Theatre Company Offers Action-packed April Camp for Students 4-14

Creative themes and new partnership with UMMA combat vacation doldrums Bangor, ME – Registration is open for Penobscot Theatre Company’s next School Vacation Camp for students aged 4-14: Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24. Each day, highly energetic expert teaching artists will lead participants in various themed dramatic activities that culminate in a short […]

Penobscot Theatre Company launches $100,000 campaign to give old fire station dramatic new life

Dead River Company earns naming rights for theatrical production hub Bangor, ME – Penobscot Theatre Company seeks community support for a capital project that will address three critical facility needs and position the theatre for sustainable growth. On March 31, the 41-year-old nonprofit plans to take ownership of former Bangor Fire Station #6 and by […]

James and the Giant Peach Offers Juicy Roles for Young Thespians

Registration is now open for Dramatic Academy Spring, March 24-May 31 Bangor, ME – Penobscot Theatre Company is now registering youths aged 4-14 for its upcoming Dramatic Academy production of James and the Giant Peach. Classes will begin March 24 and run every Tuesday and Thursday until May 28t. The students will perform James and […]

Penobscot Theatre Company presents “End Days”: a Maine Premiere

Contemporary comedy explores the intersection of science and faith End Days, March 12-29 Bangor, ME – Next up at Penobscot Theatre Company is a production designed to inspire laughter and serious thought in equal measure. End Days, by acclaimed playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer, plays March 12-29 at the historic Bangor Opera House. Through the story […]

Penobscot Theatre Company to present “Holes”

Three performances at The William S. Cohen School, March 6-8 Bangor, ME – In a winter of record low temperatures, members of Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy have been working up a sweat, digging holes with Louis Sachar’s stage adaptation of his award-winning novel. Weaving past and present, Holes is the humorous, heartwarming story of […]

Penobscot Theatre Company Summer Camp programs announced

Romantic Comedies at the Heart of Dramatic Academy Summer 2015 80s anthems and Much Ado give young people much to do Bangor, ME – Registration is now open for Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy Summer 2015, with opportunities for young performers, developing technicians, and those simply exploring the craft. “It’s going to be the summer […]

DARLING’S PARTNERS WITH PENOBSCOT THEATRE COMPANY AS TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR

Bangor, ME – Penobscot Theatre Company’s production team recently received a gift too big to box but artfully wrapped: a pickup truck from Darling’s. “It’s just what we wanted!” said Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport. “The company’s old pick-up died last spring, and we were desperate to replace it yet extremely limited in what we […]

Penobscot Theatre Company Offers February Vacation Camp

Bangor,ME – Penobscot Theatre Company is hosting a theatrical day camp for children ages 4-14 during February School Vacation, February 16-20. Each day, expert and highly energetic teaching artists will lead participants in various dramatic activities centering around a new theme. “Our February Vacation Camp is a perfect way for children to discover the art […]