March 1, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

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

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Justin Adams, Maureen Butler, Courtney Moors and Sarah Lord in the opening moments of Portland Stage Company’s production of “Hidden Tennessee” by Tennessee Williams, opening this week and continuing through March 18.

Darren Setlow photo courtesy of Portland Stage Co.

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“The Reader” by Rockwell Kent, from “The Art of the Book,” an exploration of the museum’s collection of rare books, continuing through April 1 at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland.

Courtesy of Farnsworth Art Museum

Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls," presented by Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance, Bowdoin College (Wish Theater), Brunswick. Free; tickets required. 725-3375. 7 p.m. today to Saturday.

National Theatre in London: Live in HD, live broadcast of "The Comedy of Errors" starring Lenny Henry, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. Live at 2 p.m.; rebroadcast at 7 p.m. today.

National Theatre in London: Live in HD, live broadcast of "The Comedy of Errors" starring Lenny Henry, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Live at 2 p.m.; rebroadcast at 7 p.m. today.

"Cut," South Portland High School Drama Club one-act comedy, South Portland High School Auditorium. Free/donation. 939-2220. 7:30 p.m. today.

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," musical comedy based on 1988 Steve Martin film, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $19.99. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through March 11.

Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party," musical, Acorn Studios, Westbrook. $15; $12 for students and seniors. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through March 11.

Portland Playback Theater "Bloopers," five actors put at your disposal to honor the stories of your life, unrehearsed and on the spot, Community Television Network Studio, Portland. $7. portlandplayback.com. "Sibling Stories," 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"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.

Annie Baker's "Circle Mirror Transformation," Gaslight Theater production at Hallowell City Hall. $12; $10 for students and seniors. 626-3698. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. March 8. Through March 10.

"Wiley and the Hairy Man," presented by Windham High School, Windham Performing Arts Center. $5; $3 for students; $10 for family. windham.k12.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Little Me," Good Theater production of Neil Simon play, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $20 to $30. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 8. Through April 1.

"The Pillowman," presented by Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance, Bowdoin College (Memorial Hall), Brunswick. Free; tickets required. 725-3375. 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 8.

John Belluso's "A Nervous Smile," Dramatic Repertory Company production, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland. $10 to $35. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. March 8. Through March 18.

"A Doll's House," directed by Bates senior Elizabeth Castellano, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. $6; $3 for seniors and non-Bates students. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. March 8. Through March 12.

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," Freeport Factory Stage. $19; $15 for seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Thursdays. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. March 8. Through March 24.

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," by Poland Stage Troupe, Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. 781-2351. 6:30 p.m. March 8.

• AUDITIONS

Vaudeville and Variety Show, singing, dancing, poetry, skits, vaudeville and more; shows are March 24-25; Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. sanfordmainestage.com. 6:30 to 8 p.m. today.

One-Act Plays, several roles for five plays; show dates are April 13-14 in Hallowell and April 1 in Portland at Lucid Stage; Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall. 626-3698. 6 p.m. Sunday.

"39 Steps," parts for three men and one woman, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall. 626-3698. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Wall Sculptures by University of New England Students, made from repurposed materials and with a marine theme, Dyer Library, Saco. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Opens March 1. Through March 30.

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