Portland, Maine 04104
This season was selected to open October 2023 in our new space with style. Beginning with a new comedy by Monica Wood destined to become a Maine classic and including comedies, heartfelt dramas, Broadway favorites and new work. You’ll laugh ‘til you cry as the scenery crumbles in the latest Broadway sensation and you’ll fall in love with a community finding new life one sandwich at a time. You’ll meet a whole cast of characters that will make you feel, think, step outside yourself and want to come back for more. Discounted subscriptions and ticket bundles on sale now! Single tickets on sale in September. Many of these performances are expected to sell out, so get your tickets early!
Our Featured Plays:
Saint Dad (10/25-11/19)
Suzanne, Bud, and Denise made the tough decision to sell their childhood camp when their father was at death’s door, but now that he’s made a miraculous recovery, they’re doing everything in their power to make sure he doesn’t find out. The new owner, Leona, gets more than she bargained for when all three siblings, and her college-bound daughter all unexpectedly drop by.
Saint Dad goes on sale to the general public September 12, 2023
A Christmas Carol (12/1-12/24)
Our seasonal classic returns once again. Featuring familiar faces to Portland Stage, and an ensemble of local youth actors, we revisit our adaptation of Dickens’ classic which brings the author’s original evocative and lyrical text to life on stage. Join us for this heartwarming holiday tale of spirits, joy, generosity and the love we owe our fellow man.
A Christmas Carol is not part of the subscription series. Subscribers may purchase tickets for this production at a 15% off adult tickets.
A Christmas Carol goes on sale to the general public October 17, 2023
The Play That Goes Wrong (1/31-2/25)
It’s opening night for the Cornley Drama Society’s production of The Murder at Haversham Manor and the cast wants everything to go right, but with a missing dog, a set that won’t hold together, and actors going up on their lines… it seems like the play might just go wrong.
The Play That Goes Wrong goes on sale to the general public December 19, 2023
What the Constitution Means to Me (3/6-3/24)
In this thrilling tour-de-force Heidi Schreck grapples with the Constitution, Roe v. Wade, and what it means to be a woman in America. Told through the lens of her teenage years as a Constitutional Debater, Heidi takes us through our nation’s highs and lows and ultimately delivers a hopeful message, “We all belong in the preamble.” Funny, thought-provoking, and heartwarming, this explosive piece culminates in a live debate to be judged by the audience: should we keep our centuries-old constitution, or start fresh?
What the Constitution Means To Me goes on sale to the general public January 23, 2024
It may seem like a run-down truck stop diner, but for the formerly incarcerated staff of Clyde’s, it’s a place where they can find community, support, and a second chance at life. Their quest to create the perfect sandwich keeps them motivated to access their full potential and move on to bigger and better things, even when Clyde tries to keep them right where they are. A savory comedy that shows us what we can achieve with patience, dedication, and a little thyme.
Clyde’s goes on sale to the general public February 20, 2024
Angels in America (5/1-5/26)
Louis abandons his lover. Prior becomes a prophet. Harper visits Antarctica. Joe questions his Mormon. Belize offers kindness and care to an unlikely patient. Six New Yorker’s lives intertwine at the height of the AIDS crisis. Confronting politics, spirituality, and sexuality with sharp humor and a sage observational eye, this great American epic shows us how community and connection can be forged in even the darkest of times.
Angels in America, part 1 goes on sale to the general public March 19, 2024
After the death of their mother two boys return home to find their father has lost the will to live, and a giant zucchini (that seems to have a heartbeat) sprouts overnight. The brothers try their best to coax their father out of his room. All three men begin to develop language for their individual experiences of loss through their interactions with the supernatural vegetable, but can they also develop a communal vocabulary to express their grief with each other? • 2023 Clauder Competition Grand Prize Winning Play
Manning goes on sale to the general public April 23, 2024