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Heartwood Opens January Drama “Ghost-Writer” Jan 18th

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Heartwood Opens Lovely January Drama

At last, the quiet, post-holiday evenings of January have arrived, and Heartwood Theater Company is on stage in the Poe Theater to fill a few of these evenings, with an engaging, award winning three-character play by Michael Hollinger, “Ghost-Writer.” Actors featured in this absorbing tale include two who are well known to the Midcoast Community, Dixie Weisman of Newcastle and Millie Santiago of West Boothbay, and a newcomer to Heartwood, Dwight Burtis of Thomaston.

Two Evenings of Mime & Tall Tales Storytelling at Heartwood

It’s story-time at Heartwood this month, with two evenings of classical and physical storytelling suitable for family audiences.

Heartwood Delivers Family Fun - Times Two!

A double dose of family entertainment awaits - at family prices - as Heartwood presents two unique performances of storytelling to the Midcoast. Friday, Dec. 7th, the public can experience “American Tales,” an original production currently touring Midcoast schools, as part of the Heartwood Goes to School outreach program. Monday, Dec.

Heartwood Presents T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets,” performed by John Farrell

For two nights only, Heartwood Regional Theater Company features John Farrell, presenting T.S. Eliot’s crowning poetic achievement, Four Quartets. Why poetry? One listener put it this way. “Because something happens in the twilight of the room, in the intimate space among performer and listeners, in the openings between the words and ourselves as we lean forward and toward the poetry, as we hear the language that Farrell listens into being.” - Kristin Langellier, Professor, University of Maine.

Heartwood Features John Farrell in Full Recitation of T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets”

“An evening of poetry is the performer’s ultimate challenge. An evening of T.S. Eliot’s poetry is the ultimate challenge’s ultimate challenge.” – Paul Kuritz, Professor of Theater, Bates College.

REVIEW: Heartwood’s Godspell Dazzles!

(Review by David Treadwell for the New Maine Times)

“There’s lots of energy in the house,” notes Griff Braley, Director of Heartwood Regional Theater, during his opening-night introduction of Godspell, now playing at the Parker B. Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy.

Final Weekend for Heartwood’s “Godspell”

The joy and playfulness of a simpler era explode with passion and theatricality in Heartwood and Lincoln Academy’s eighth collaborative youth production, Godspell. Experience the thrill of a profound and energetic ensemble, supported by a capable and familiar directing combo: Director Griff Braley, Tech Director Letitia Munson, Vocal Director Beth Preston, and Music Director Sean Fleming.

"Godspell” Heats Up At Heartwood

Temperatures may be plummeting outdoors, but things are just heating up in the Poe Theater, as Heartwood and Lincoln Academy’s collaborative youth production of the Broadway musical, Godspell, races toward opening night, Oct 19th. The well known and loved tunes and parables based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew have once again found their voice in a young and enthusiastic cast, under the direction of Griff Braley and Beth Preston.

Heartwood Theater and Lincoln Academy Present Annual Youth Production

Collaborating with Lincoln Academy on extraordinary youth productions has been a Heartwood tradition for many years. “Combining personnel and financial resources from both entities provides the maximum opportunity for Midcoast students,” says Heartwood Board President, Pam Gormley. This year’s joint efforts will be showcased in the popular Broadway musical, Godspell. Brimming with toe-tappingly infectious tunes based on parables from the Gospel According to St.

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