Friday, April 18, 2014
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“Self-Portrait,” 1989, by Lois Dodd, from the retrospective of her work at the Portland Museum of Art. The exhibition ends Sunday.
Courtesy of Portland Museum of Art
Brian P. Allen as Eddie in the Good Theater production of A.R. Gurney’s “Ancestral Voices,” continuing through April 14 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland.
Craig Robinson photo courtesy of Good Theater
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Poetry reading, Dave Morrison, Kristin Lindquist and Elizabeth Tibbetts, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Words & Images release party, readings by contest winners and USM faculty, with music by If and It, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, free. mayostreetarts.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pondtown Poets, selections from two published chapbooks along with recent and older works, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free. harlowgallery.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Laser Mania 2013, laser light shows to music by the likes of Pink Floyd and The Beatles, see website for complete schedule, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5.50, plus $1 for 3-D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. Friday through April 14. Continues through April 21.
ILAP presents "CeleSoiree," a celebration of immigration through the performing arts, with poet Richard Blanco, Burundi Batimbo Beats Drummers and Pihcintu Chorus, appetizers, cash bar, live auction and immigrant art exhibit, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $45 advance, $50 door. ilapmaine.org. 6 p.m. Friday.
Antiques show, 50 dealers, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. bathantiquesshows.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14.
Royal Academy of Arts' "Manet Portraying Life," host Tim Marlow and expert guests examine the work of the great artist, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $10 to $15. rocklandstrand.com. 3:30 p.m. April 14.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Springfield, 4 p.m. Sunday; vs. Hershey, 4 p.m. April 14.
"Love/Sick," funny and sad love stories by Maine playwright John Cariani, Portland Stage Company, $31 to $41. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 21.
AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble) presents "A Couple of Blaguards," comedy by Frank and Malachy McCourt, Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, $10 to $20. airetheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
"Noises Off," Tony Award-winning comedy, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Good Theater presents A.R. Gurney's "Ancestral Voices," set in Buffalo, N.Y., in the three years before World War II, through the eyes of boy named Eddie, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14.
Mad Horse Theatre presents "A Six Pack of Miller," six of Arthur Miller's most acclaimed works performed as staged readings, The Hutchins School, South Portland, $10, $30 for all six. madhorse.com. "Death of a Salesman," 2 p.m. Sunday; "After the Fall," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; "A View From the Bridge," 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 12; "The Crucible," 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. April 14.
"Benjamin Franklin: Citizen," one-man show and dramatic reading about Franklin, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $12, with an a la carte menu. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Runs through April 17.
An evening of plays by Carolyn Cage, "Little Sister" and "Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist," presented by Acorn Productions in collaboration with Cauldron and Labrys Women's Productions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $12 to $15. acorn. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 28.
"Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!", based on the children's story but with some twists and more than 80 cast members, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10 (Thursdays pay what you can). 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 21.
Lewiston Auburn Community Little Theatre presents "Nunsense," musical comedy, $12 to $18. laclt.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 21.
Monmouth Community Players presents "Fiddler on the Roof," musical, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $12 to $14. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 20.
"The Drowsy Chaperone," musical homage to 1920s jazz-age shows, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $17.99 to $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 27.
"Once on This Island," Caribbean musical fable full of tropical color and nonstop song and dance, City Theater, Biddeford, $5. 602-2891. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14.
"Hold On, Molly!", based on the true story of Molly Finney of Freeport, who was kidnapped in 1756, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $14 to $16. schoolhousearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. April 14. Runs through April 21.
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John Brown’s Body brings its “future roots music” to Carrabassett Valley for Sugarloaf’s 25th annual Reggae Festival Thursday through April 14. The band will headline Saturday’s show, with Mighty Mystic opening.