BATH — Lanyard Theatre Company, founded and based in Bath, is raising funds for the premiere of “Temporary Living Arrangements,” the first full-length dramatic work written by company Artistic Director Elizabeth Lardie.

A dark comedy centering around a young obituaries editor and her terminally-ill mother, the play was inspired in part by Lardie’s four years as community editor for The Times Record.

Lardie, a Morse High School graduate also will perform in the production, which will open as part of Portland Stage Company’s Studio Rep Series, a showcase of new works, Jan. 11 through Feb. 1. It will be directed by Lanyard Co- Artistic Director Joseph Barbarino.

The company is running an online campaign through Dec. 26 to raise funds for the production, primarily wages for the actors and crew. Proceeds from the production will support the relaunch of The Trigorin Project, the educational arm of the company reaching out to Mid-coast student actors and playwrights via Morse High School.

To learn more about the campaign or to donate, go to living-arrangements-lanyard theatre-co-and-psc-studio-rep (or just go to and search “Lanyard”).

For more information on Portland Stage Company, go to ge.168.Studio+Rep.

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