"OUR OWN" COMMUNITY PLAYREADINGS
An “Our Own” Community Playreading of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Adapted and directed in radio-style format by OHA Community Advisory Board member, actor, and director Robert Burke with a four-member cast of Burke, Bill Anderson, Mason Woodman, and Veronica Young--recorded live on the decorated Opera House stage
"A CHRISTMAS CAROL"
by Charles Dickens
Adapted and edited by Bob Burke.
December 19-31 ON DEMAND
A community-wide reading of the beloved holiday story, by Gloria Houston with illustrations by Barbara Cooney, directed by OHA Community Advisory Board member Amanda Larrabee and including footage of local families reading individual pages of the story from their homes before their holiday trees. This virtual program will include free “treat poke” material kits pickup at the Opera House Box Office at the corner of School and Main Street.
"THE YEAR OF THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE"
by Gloria Houston
Directed by Amanda Larrabee
Dec. 18 at 7pm
Dec. 19-31 ON DEMAND
LIVE COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
at the STONINGTON BALL FIELD
September 12th at 4pm
by John Cariani
Obsessive/Impulsive: Taylor Staples, Mason Woodman
Singing Telegram: Effie Dobbertin, Tim Peper
The Wish: Jill McDonnell, Peter Richards
The Two of Them: Marvin Merritt IV, Carmin Sherlock
What?: Marvin Merritt IV/, John Eliot Burke
The Answer: Emma Plummer/, Drew Wendell
Uh-Oh!: Sam Harrington, Debbie Weil
Lunch and Dinner: .William Anderson, Ariane Van Buren
Chicken: Ray Dinsmore, Nancy Geene
Forgot: .Becky Siebert/, John Steed
Where Was I?: Pam Driesell/, Amy Morley
Destiny: Bob Burke/, Veronica Young
Stage Directions: John Cariani
Directed by: John Cariani, Linda Nelson, Peter Richards
Stage Manager: Rebecca Schneider
General Manager: Pam Getto
Tech Crew: Tyler Walker, Luce Luna
House Management: Riley Getto, Ellie Larrabee
Bring Your Own Seat or Blanket and Sit in Designated, Socially-Distanced Spaces for Up to Five People
$20 per Space (On seating chart pick "S" ticket)
OR Drive-in and Watch and Listen from Inside Your Car
$20 per Car (On seating chart pick "V" ticket)
Join us Saturday, September 12 at 4 pm (rain date: Sunday September 13 at 1 pm) for OHA's first "Our Own" Community Playreading of the fall season: Maine playwright John Cariani's (ALMOST, MAINE) most recent comedy, LOVE/SICK. Directed by John himself, an award winning Broadway actor as well as playwright, 20 of your friends, neighbors, and family star in these 10 short, slightly twisted and completely hilarious plays that turn the romantic comedy on its ear.
Set on a slightly surreal Friday evening in June in an alternate suburban reality, this play examines life, love, relationships, and mental health in suburbia. How sick are we? How well are we? Who’s to say? Are we better off alone? Or coupled? And—again—who’s to say? Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK takes a hard and hilarious look at what it takes to navigate the course of true love. And it doesn’t run smooth.
The cast includes the following students from the Deer Isle-Stonington High School drama program: Jill McDonald, Emma Plummer, Taylor Staples, Drew Wendell, and Mason Woodman. The rest of the community cast is comprised of Bill Anderson, John Eliot Burke, Robert Burke, Ray Dinsmore, Effie Dobbertin, Pam Driesell, Nancy Greene, Sam Harrington, Marvin Merritt IV, Amy Morley, Tim Peper, Peter Richards, Carmin Sherlock, Becky Siebert, John Steed, Ariane Van Buren, Debbie Weil, and Veronica Young.
IMPORTANT HEALTH and SAFETY INFORMATION
All patrons must bring a mask to the ball field. Masks must be worn when entering and walking to your designated space, when exiting, and at all times when patrons are not seated in designated spaces.
All OHA staff will wear masks at all times.
Seating spaces--with up to 5 persons per party--will be 6 feet apart. The first row of spaces will be 14 feet from the stage.
For your safety, please follow all OHA staff instructions, especially when entering and exiting the ball field.
Bathroom facilities are limited. Please plan accordingly.
Please arrive early. Doors open at 3pm.