Admin

LEWISTON/AUBURN The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre, ends its 2011-12 season with the heartwarming and poignant comedy 'On Golden Pond,' running May 4 through 13. Featuring real life couple Ellen Crawford and Mike Genovese (from NBC's E.R.), tickets for this popular, much-loved play are already in high demand, and an additional 2 p.m. matinee performance has been added on Saturday, May 12.

The loons are back on Golden Pond, and so are Norman and Ethel Thayer, a retired professor and his feisty wife. Returning to their annual lakeside cottage in Maine, their summer is unexpectedly transformed by a visit from their middle-aged daughter, her fianc and his 13-year-old son.

The play explores the triumphs and difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage as well as the complicated relationship between a daughter and her hard-to-please father. Along the way, a comical and touching bond develops between the young boy and the old man. Many people may be familiar with the much-loved film based on the play starring Henry Fonda and Kathryn Hepburn. According to Director Christopher Schario, "The play is somewhat similar to the film, with a touch more humor, and it's easy to understand why Maine audiences have fallen in love with the story." In fact, author Ernest Thompson spent his summers along the shores of Great Pond, located in Belgrade, Maine, where the play is based.

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:02

Nearly $450,000 raised to help end hunger

Academy Award-winning writer of On Golden Pond' helps Maine's credit unions

PORTLAND - On Monday, Feb. 13, at South Portland's Marriott Hotel, Maine's credit unions made a major announcement on the success of their efforts towards 'thawing' out hunger in Maine in 2011 at the Thaw to End Hunger Celebration Event. At this annual event, credit unions were recognized for their success in raising the most funds ever for the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger, and the official, record-breaking total was announced. The total raised in 2011 was $446,929.56, an increase of nearly $45,000 over last year's record. In addition to raising a record-setting amount in 2011, the campaign also surpassed the $4 million milestone in funds raised since it began 22 years ago.

'The generosity of the over 615,000 credit union members in Maine is extraordinary,' explained John Murphy, president of the Maine Credit Union League. 'This marks the 16th consecutive year that the campaign has raised a record-setting total, and the milestone of the Campaign surpassing the $4 million mark in funds raised since the campaign began - a remarkable effort in such a challenging economy.'

Published in Biz

Advertisements

The Maine Edge. All rights reserved. Privacy policy. Terms & Conditions.

Website CMS and Development by Links Online Marketing, LLC, Bangor Maine