Ingenuity abounds in Fantastic Mr. Fox

Three public performances promise laughs for all ages, May 13-15

Bangor, ME–Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy proudly presents Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl’s classic tale of a bodacious, bushy-tailed husband and father with a casual approach to property lines. Fox’s charm is as irrepressible as his hunger for fresh chickens, which is why audiences will cheer as he outfoxes his miserable neiFantasticMrFox-Poster-1000ghbors. Performances will be May 13 and 14 at 4:30 pm and May 15 at 11:30 am at the Bangor Opera House.

“With his unyielding commitment to family and friends and daring acts of bravery, Mr. Fox has stolen our hearts,” says Director of Education Amy Roeder, who is directing the youth production. “We have had great fun bringing to life all the burrowing animals in Fox’s world–badgers, rabbits, moles and weasels–and experimenting with the fine art of slapstick comedy in portraying the farmers everyone loves to hate, Boggis, Bunce and Bean.”

Twenty-five young performers comprise the cast, ranging in age from 4 to 15, including: Madeline Allen, Lily K. Barrington, Austin Beaulieu, Thea Bowden, Kaitlyn Carreira, Sophia Crespo, Viola Davis, Ethan Dudley, Ian Eskesen, Rebekah Friedman, Connemara Geaghan, Kai Grosjean, Nevaeh Howell, Maia Johnson, Cami Layman, Nathan Manaker, Sophia Merchan, Paige Napolillo, Inanna Piccininni, Gwyneth Ravenscraft, Joseph Rutledge, Chloe Sarnacki, Lilie Sites, Luke Sites and Claire Thompson.

Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults. Discounted rates are available for groups. To purchase, call (207) 942-3333 or visit

Dramatic Academy is the celebrated educational arm of Penobscot Theatre Company. In addition to offering year-round classes, camps, and workshops for adults and youths aged 4 and up, Dramatic Academy produces three school-year productions and two fully realized summer productions, all open to the general public.

Amy Roeder

About Amy Roeder

Director of Education – Amy Roeder is pleased to be joining the staff at PTC. Amy received her BFA in theatre from the University of Evansville and her Master of Fine Arts in acting from The University of Georgia. She recently relocated to Bangor from Chicago where she taught and performed with famed comedy institution The Second City. Local audiences may have seen her onstage with Improv Acadia in Bar Harbor where she has been a company member since 2005. Amy has performed all over the country including at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park and with the Improv Asylum in Boston. In addition to teaching acting and improvisation classes all over the world, Amy is also designs and facilitates workshops in improvisational techniques for businesses. Amy hates writing in the third person.