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Hall Hunsinger, left, as Martin Luther and Michael Hammond as John Faustus in the David Davalos comedy “Wittenberg,” about the young Hamlet in college, continuing through May 19 at Portland Stage Co. Rob McFadyen plays Hamlet.

Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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The dance/illusion troupe Momix brings “Botanica” to Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Thursday, presented by Portland Ovations.

Max Pucciariello

MOOSE (Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts), featured storyteller is Deb Freedman, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $5. Open mic at 7 p.m., featured storyteller at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Hot Club of San Francisco presents "Cinema Vivant," vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10 to $20. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"Almost Psychic" with Roderick Russell, sword-swallowing, mentalism, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $18 advance, $20 door; $12 advance for 12 and under, $14 door. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Portland Kitchen Tour, each kitchen will feature a chef, cookbook author, cooking demo and/or tasting, benefits the arts center, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $25 advance, $30 day of. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Mother's Day with The Rat Pack, dinner and show, Anthony's Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. 7 p.m. Saturday.

World Fair Trade Day, live music, raffles, free henna, chocolate samples, recycling crafts and more, Karma Fair Trade, Portland. 831-4531. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

"Mother Lovers: A Musical and Comedic Tribute to Moms and Love," cabaret with David Swander Jacobs and Charles Brown Jr. with special guests, Hutchins School, South Portland, $10. 329-5005. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Gorham's Got Talent," performances by the Gorham School of Music and talent from all over Cumberland County, collaboration with the Gorham Arts Alliance and Gorham Odyssey of the Mind program, Gorham Middle School, $5. 749-2837. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Antiques appraisal day with Bruce A. Buxton, with appraisers Doug Harding, Beth Turner and Tara Raiselis, benefits the museum, Saco Museum, $15 for one object, $25 for two, $30 for three objects, $40 for four objects and $50 for five, no stamps, coins or bottles, museum admission waived until 2 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

May Celebration and Medieval Faire, maypole dancing, games, food and drink, medieval garb encouraged, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Circus Ole! and Feast of Fools, trapeze, stilt walkers, jugglers, giant puppets, hoop dancers, music and more, Four Seasons Conference Center, South Paris, $6 to $10. 890-0545. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Victorian Mother's Day Tea, seated afternoon tea with all the trimmings, Cabot Mill Antiques, Brunswick, free. 725-2855. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12.


"Wittenberg," David Davalos' imaginative comedy about the young Hamlet in college, Portland Stage Co., $34 to $44. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. May 12. Runs through May 19.

Acorn Productions presents The 12th Annual Playwrights Festival, 18 authors and 23 world premiere scripts, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10 to $15, mutil-day passes available. Sunday.

Midcoast Youth Theater presents "The Wiz," Tony-award winning musical based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," Brunswick High School, Crooker Theatre, Brunswick, $8 to $10. 751-2619. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Last Romance," romantic comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and May 12.

Heartwood Theater Company presents "Macbeth," modern techno-psycho version of the Shakespeare tragedy, Lincoln Academy, Parker B. Poe Theater, Newcastle, $20 advance, $22 door, $12 students. 3 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

A Company of Girls presents "A Double Dose of Dahl," Portland Stage Co., Studio Theater, Portland, $5 to $8. 874-2107. "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 2 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; "James and the Giant Peach," 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. May 12.

Opera House Arts presents "Motherhood Out Loud," staged reading of the off-Broadway comedy, Stonington Opera House, $8, $20 for two with popcorn and beverages if you bring your mother. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody," musical based on the best-selling book, State Theatre, Portland, $32.50, reserved seating, not suitable for children. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Theatre Company at Falmouth High School presents "Oklahoma!", Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Falmouth High School, $8. 871-7429. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"MOMologues 2: Off to School," frank and funny look at true tales of motherhood, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12 to $14, $12 seniors and students. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m.

May 12.

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