​OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY 2022-23 SEASON OF SHOWS AND EVENTS
WEEKEND GETAWAY SERIES
Oct 13-15, Nov 10-12, Jan 5-7, Feb 9-11, Mar 9-11, Apr 13-15, May 11-13
A “once-a-month” weekend event! Thursday night at 7pm will bring the eclectic best of comedy and comedians with host (and Maine’s own funny lady) Julie Poulin! Friday at 7:30pm will feature various music genres in concert! Saturday will be a diverse playbill of special events with a 2pm matinee and a 7:30pm performance.

OCTOBER 1st, 7th, and 8th at 7:30pm NOW PLAYING
WRONG TURN AT ROMANCE
By Alice Holton
Jack's (Michael J. Tobin) rustic retreat is interrupted by Emma (Pam Mutty), who rents the cabin next door and upends Jack’s life. Through hilarious banter, heartwarming discoveries, and revealed secrets, an unexpected bond begins as they share more than just an outhouse!

OCTOBER 20th - NOVEMBER 5th
COMING NEXT
CRIES IN THE NIGHT
By Paul Elliott

Vickie and Neal are starting over in a new town and a new home. But what they find inside their house is even more terrifying than anyone could imagine. Cries in the Night is a ghost story with secrets to be solved that will scare even the most fearless audience member. ***Produced by Special Arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

NOVEMBER 17th – 26th (No Thanksgiving Show) 
AND NO MORE SHALL WE PART
By Tom Holloway

After a long and successful marriage, Pam and Don are still very much in love. But Pam is ill and must make a heartbreaking decision that will transform both their lives. She does so in the only way she knows how- quickly, pragmatically, and resolutely. Don behaves in the only way he knows how- struggling to keep up but desperate not to lose touch. This beautifully written play follows Pam and Don's halting, humorous and devastating attempt at the impossible- to begin to say goodbye to each other after a lifetime together. Starring Steven Sacks and Pamela Battin-Sacks (real life husband and wife). ***HLA MANAGEMENT PTY LTD

DECEMBER 8th – 22nd
It (was) A Wonderful Life
By Michael J. Tobin,

Comedically (and loosely) inspired by the 1946 Holiday Classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life” by Frank Capra, Frances Goodrich, and Albert Hackett, this world premiere play will fill your hearts with joyful laughter and nostalgic Christmas spirit! A woman, with the help of her guardian angel, sees what the world would have been like had she never been born- how her life changed the whole fabric of a town, and that it was, indeed, a wonderful life!

JANUARY 19TH - FEBRUARY 4TH
THE CHARITABLE SISTERHOOD OF THE SECOND TRINITY VICTORY CHURCH
By Bo Wilson

The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Bea Littleton is the pastor's wife; Lorraine Jensen is the tireless mother of nine; Tina Yates is the transplanted Yankee; and Janet Murchison is the newest arrival. When these ladies meet to organize a relief effort for the homeless, they are greeted with a small mountain of community donations—but one woman's junk is another woman's treasure, and that pile of stuff in this little church basement is hiding a thing or two. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the homeless, spiritual deprivation and, most of all, one another. A hilarious and heartwarming play with the sweet flavor of “Steel Magnolias”! ***Produced by Special Arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

FEBRUARY 16TH - MARCH 4TH
ON PINE KNOLL STREET
By Mark Cornell

Thelma is a colorful and quick-witted old woman struggling with her memory. Her devoted daughter Marilyn, with whom she now lives, is trying to make the best of the situation. When Marilyn asks her neighbor Curtis, a writer and stay-at-home father of a special needs child, to care for her mother, it sets in motion a friendship that tethers two families. Funny and heartbreaking, On Pine Knoll Street is an intimate look at the joy and fragility of life, the meaning of home, and the things we do for love. ***Produced by Special Arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

MARCH 16th - APRIL 8th (4 WEEKS)
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME: REMEMBERING THE WORLD OF ANNE FRANK
By James Still

And Then They Came for Me is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were betrayed. On Eva's 15th birthday, her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived, and after the war her mother married Otto Frank (Anne's father). Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, the ensemble driven And Then They Came for Me breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions. ***Produced by Special Arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

APRIL 20-MAY 6
HOW RUDE! The Musical
Written by Phillip George, Music by Steven Silverstein

A devilish new musical that’s hysterically entertaining! Filled with original songs about bad manners, incivility, and selfishness, it’s a fast-paced, tuneful celebration of the deliciously rotten behavior that drives us all a little crazy! Written By Phillip George (“Forbidden Broadway”, “Shout, The Mod Musical”) with Music by Steven Silverstein (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional: musical director, composer, arranger, accompanist). MAINE PREMIERE! ***Produced by Special Arrangement with George & Silverstein

MAY 18-JUNE 3
ALL ABOARD FOR BROADWAY
Conceived by Michael J. Tobin

Aaaall Aboard! the musical theater train as six talented men and women bring the very best of Broadway to the Footlights Theatre stage! This travelogue of showtunes will take you from the 1930’s to today. Hear the classics you know and love and experience songs you may never have heard before. The sounds of musical theater will bring our 10th anniversary season to a melodious close!

SUMMER 2023


JUNE 13TH – 22ND (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7pm)

SERIOUSLY FUNNY
Eight “best” 10-minute comedies selected from our (covid delayed) 2021 competition will come to life for 6 shows only… and one play will be voted “the best” by each audience member after each performance. The play / playwright with the most votes after the run of the show will receive a $500 cash prize following the final performance.

JULY 18TH – AUGUST 31ST (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7pm)
THE LADIES ROOM
Conceived by Michael J. Tobin

A hilarious comedy that celebrates women of all ages (and the brave men who love them)! We have taken “the best of the best” from our past hit “ladies” summer shows and created a potpourri of fun and funny, much like the old-time variety show where anything can happen (and it usually does)… with non-stop, rib-tickling repartee, these ladies are “a delightful, masterful tour de force, a bundle of high-voltage talent you certainly don’t want to miss!”


SEPTEMBER 8th – 10th (4 Shows Only) CLOSED
RBG: One Step at a Time
By Michael J. Tobin

Now more than ever! Jackie Oliveri stars as Ruth Bader Ginsburg who had a long and profound impact upon the course of our nation. RBG gave voice to those with legitimate claims on our Constitution and our society’s ideals- but who lack the political power to secure those rights. Her admirers came from all corners of society, and appreciation for her career extends beyond the boundaries of age, gender, sex, and profession. Taken from her own words, this multi-media play has been updated to include her work on the Roe vs. Wade decision.

SEPTEMBER 15th - SEPTEMBER 24th CLOSED
CUPID’S ARROW STRIKES AGAIN! 
By Michael J. Tobin

They’re Baaaaaack! It’s the “HIT”larious story of Fannie Lou Harper and Jimmie Tate, two “people of age” who log onto Silver Southern Singles and the wacky world of online dating. It’s funny fun that will have you laughing nonstop! (The play is ever changing and has just been updated with new comedical material because laughter IS the best medicine)