March 14, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

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Organist Joan Lippincott performs at Tuesday’s Bach Birthday Bash with The Kotzschmar at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

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Rose Contemporary in Portland shows works by members of Peregrine Press (including Kit Pike, shown), Zea Mays Printmaking and MECA through March 30.

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National Theater in London Live in HD, live broadcast of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors," Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15. 563-3424. 7 p.m. today; encore matinee broadcast at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Maritime Academy Drama Club Spring Performance, one-act plays "Cut" and "13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview," Maine Maritime Academy (Delano Auditorium), Castine. Free/donation. 326-2256. 7 p.m. today and Friday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

"Coyote on a Fence," play by Bruce Graham, University of Maine Farmington (Alumni Theatre). $7; $5 for seniors and students. 778-7465. 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

"The Odyssey," traditional Sicilian marionette show of Homer's epic by Shoestring Theater with live music, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $4 to $10. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday. Through March 24.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella," Windham Center Stage Theatre. $8, $10; $5 for children under age 5. 893-2098. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 25.

John Logan's "Red," play about artist Mark Rothko, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $18; $5 for ages 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. March 22. Through March 25.

"A Few Good Men," Portland Players production of military courtroom thriller, South Portland. $20; $15 for students; $18 for seniors. portlandplayers.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 1.

"Nightingale," Hans Christian Andersen's classic story by Figures of Speech Theater, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $10; $5 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m. Friday.

"The Poets and the Assassin," play about women in Iraq, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland. Free. 780-5798. 7 p.m. Friday.

Readings of New Works from Maine Playwrights, by Belfast Maskers, First Church, Belfast. Free/donation. 505-0199. "Hatty" by Bundy Boit, 7 p.m. Friday; "Joe Patten for Senate' by Jon Potter and "Mansion on the Hill" by Eddie Adelman, 7 p.m. Saturday.

"A Finished Heart," drama about a loving marriage between two men at the end of life, Congregation Bet Ha'am, South Portland. 772-2442. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

"Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," comedy by Alan Ball, Bates College (Gannett Theater), Lewiston. Free. 786-8294. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific," touring production of Tony Award-winning revival presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45 to $65. porttix.com. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Staged Reading of "Terra Nova," by Ten Bucks Theatre, Bangor Public Library. Free. bpl.lib.me.us. 2 p.m. Saturday.

The (Un)Spoken Maine Project, student-written performance pieces about sexual health, communication and safety, University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham. Free. 780-5151. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The (Un)Spoken Maine Project, student-written performance pieces about sexual health, communication and safety, University of New England (Ludcke Auditorium), Portland. Free. usm.maine.edu/theatre. Noon Wednesday.

Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts," by Lorem Ipsum, Space, Portland. $10; all ages. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. March 22. Through April 1.

• AUDITIONS

"Oliver," by Deertrees Theatre, show dates are June 22-24 and June 29 to July 1, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. 671-3051. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," seeking experienced actors, show dates are June 7-23 and July 4, Freeport Factory Stage. freeportfactory.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.

"Steel Magnolias," by Belfast Maskers, parts for six women ages 17 to 70-plus; show dates are April 20-22; First Church, Belfast. belfastmaskers.com. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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