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FREE FOR EDUCATORS Professional Development for Elementary School Educators

August 9, 2017 • 10:00 am

Osher Map Library and Smith Center at USM

EDUCATORS! You are invited to attend this FREE one day content and arts based Professional Development Workshop for early elementary educators on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in the Cohen Education Center at the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine. 3.0 Credit Hours Certificate provided for full-day workshop participation. Lunch will also be…

“To Kill a Mockingbird”

October 5, 2017

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus

To Kill a Mockingbird tells the story of Scout and Jem’s childhood in Alabama and how a series of events shake their innocence, shape their character and teach them about human nature. Woven from the strands of small–town life, this richly textured performance lets the audience walk in the shoes of one fully realized character…

“The Money Tree”

October 12, 2017

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

When Shasta’s father loses his job, she is devastated to learn that plans for her upcoming birthday party must be significantly downsized. After Shasta and her friend Simon meet a mysterious Traveler who gives them a seed that will make a tree grow leaves of money, their friendship is put to the test. Through a…

I Love My Little Storybook & Guess How Much I Love You

October 27, 2017 • 10:00 am

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

In I Love My Little Storybook, an eager little bunny lies on the grass and opens his book, and within moments the story he’s reading comes alive in fascinating detail. From author Anita Jeram comes this endearing celebration of the imagination and joy of reading. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, the company that brought Brown…

Living Voices: “Within the Silence”

November 9, 2017

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus

In 1942, President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 imprisoned thousands of loyal Americans. These innocent citizens struggled to maintain their families while incarcerated. Witness this silent chapter of our history and share one Japanese-American family’s fight to sustain faith and love in the country they love. Within the Silence is brought to you by Living Voices,…

Sandglass Theater: “Babylon”

March 2, 2018 • 10:00 am

Portland Stage Company

Babylon: an ancient city in what is now Iraq. Its ruins lie 59 miles southwest of Baghdad. This fallen mythic civilization is a metaphor for the destruction and destabilization that is leading much of the world into a refugee crisis of epic proportion. Using puppets and moving panoramic scrolls, Sandglass Theater’s production of Babylon tells…

Charlotte’s Web

March 12, 2018 • 10:00 am

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Theatreworks USA’s production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman—she…

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) & Maine Youth Rock Orchestra (MYRO)

May 3, 2018 • 10:00 am

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Daniel Bernard Roumain’s (DBR) acclaimed work as a composer and performer position him as one of the most innovative artists and educators of his generation. We are thrilled to welcome him back in his first appearance since helping us launch our School-Time Performance Series almost a decade ago. DBR’s blend of classical music, funk, rock,…

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