MPF18 Performance Schedule

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The 17th edition of the festival of new plays by Maine writers features two evenings of dramatic readings and full productions of five
world-premiere plays!

The Maine Playwrights Festival is now in its 17th year of nurturing the development of new scripts by Maine writers. The festival is centered on developing and honing short plays, from submission through staged readings, rewrites, and culminating in a series of public performances.

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Dramatic Readings

MPF 2018 semi-finalist plays

 (Readings of five finalist scripts by playwrights David Body, Lynne Cullen, David Draheim, Cassandra Powers and Mary Katherine Spain,  from the 2018 selection process)

Sunday, April 22nd at 7:00pm
Admission Pay-What-You-Can ($10 suggested donation)
The Ballroom at Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland

Dreams of the Penny Gods, by Callie Kimball

Bug’s just your average 13-year-old girl whose family is hiding out in a storage facility in Biddeford. So naturally, she’s transformed herself into a high priestess who’s trying to raise the dead. On this particular summer day, her incantations seem to work, when a long-absent family member returns and triggers an acceleration of events and that will launch Bug into the world. 

Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00pm
Admission Free ($10 suggested donation)
The Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland


Mainstage Performances

(Full productions of new plays by Travis G. Baker, Ron Kanecke, Parker Lemal-Brown, Gordon LePage, and Jennifer Reck)

One-night-only Bangor Performance
Sunday, 5/6 – 7:00pm

  Penobscot Theatre Storefront space, 51 Main Street, Bangor
  Admission Free ($10 suggested donation)

Performances in Portland

  The Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland

Thursday, 4/26 – 7:30pm
Friday, 4/27 – 7:30pm
Saturday, 4/28 – 7:30pm
Sunday, 4/29 – 3:00pm

Thursday, 5/3 – 7:30pm*
Friday, 5/4 – 7:30pm
Saturday, 5/5 – 7:30pm

$20 general admission ($18 students and seniors)
* –  pay-what-you-can performance

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