“TREVOR” will open the 2016 season at Mad Horse Theatre Company and will run through Jan. 31 at 24 Mosher Street in South Portland. Inspired by true events, “TREVOR” is a comedy about fame and success and an exploration of family starring a chimpanzee named Trevor and his owner, Sandra. Playwright Nick Jones is a writer and co-producer of the critically-acclaimed Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” Performance times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. There will be an opening reception tonight immediately following the performance. Tickets for the show are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and students. For more information, go to

“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller will be presented by New Hampshire Theatre Project, 959 Islington St. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. through Jan. 31. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets for this performance at $26, $22 for students and seniors. Reservations are highly reccommended. For more information, call (603) 431-6644 ext. 5, or email [email protected]

Sanford Maine Stage Theatre’s Senior Theatre group will hold a meeting on Friday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. There will be discussion and planning for the upcoming 2016 season. They will also be looking at some fund raising ideas. If you are interested in Senior Theatre or just want to know more, please plan on attending. The meeting will be held in the Green Room at Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St. in Springvale. For more information, go to

“Shear Madness” by Paul Portner will run Jan. 27 through March 20 at the St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. in Portland. Good Theater presents the Maine premiere of the production directed by Brian P. Allen and starring Paul Drinan, Timothy C. Goodwin, Laura Houck, Kathleen Kimball, Conor Riordan Martin and Michael Wood. “Shear Madness” is a “whodunit comedy” with multiple endings and up-to-the-minute jokes. Performance times are Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ticket costs are $22, $27 and $30. For more information, call 885-5883 or go to


Tom Gilmore’s photographs are on display at the Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library, 952 Main St., Sanford, through the end of January. Gilmore photographs conserved lands in Maine and New Hampshire. While Acadia National Park and the White Mountains are well known, Gilmore is also developing a portfolio of photographs of land conserved by local organizations such as the Great Works Regional Land Trust, where he is a board member, and the York and Kittery land trusts.

“Four Elements & Five Senses” will be on display at the Dyer Library/Saco Museum from Jan. 23 to March 18. The theme of this exhibition asks artists to explore ways in which they perceive, experience, and respond to the wonders of the world around them. Artists will discuss the ideas for their work in a panel discussion on Saturday, Feb. 13 from noon to 12:45 p.m., with a reception to follow from 1 to 3 p.m. The show will feature paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, fiber art, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media work. The artists in this show teach in Maine’s public and private schools and universities, and are members of the Maine Art Educators Association. For more information on upcoming events at Dyer Library/ Saco Museum, go to

River Tree Arts has released an upcoming schedule of classes for adults and kids. A variety of children’s art classes will take place Monday to Thursday, with classes for adults on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information on the class schedule, go to


Women in Harmony presents “Women & the Spirit” in concert Jan. 22 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Jan. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. The concert will take place at Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. The event is free for children under 12 and $10 to $15 for teens and adults. Tickets are available at the door, online at, Nonesuch or Longfellow Books or Starbird Music.


Ogunquit Performing Arts announces the 15th annual Classic Film Series. Films will be shown at the Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit, on the first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. through May. “Marnie” will be shown on Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. This Alfred Hitchcock suspense film centers around Marnie’s theft of $10,000 from her employer’s safe, and her subsequent struggles against her own phobias, fears, and blackmail.

Third Thursday Talk will take place on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Professor Libby Bischof will speak on postmortem mourning customs in the 18th and 19th centuries in New England. Third Thursday Talks are free for Museum members and $10 for general audience, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, check out or call 985-4802.