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Acadia Repertory Theatre

Somesville Main St, Mount Desert, ME 04660
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Type: Theaters
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- Sep 5, 2013
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South Pole
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252 reviews 252 reviews
22 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We saw a play called "UNNECESSARY FARCE" and it was awful. Now, much of the blame does go to the script (which was lame), but most of the acting was just not very good. There were two players worth mentioning (in a cast of six), but now I can't find their photos or names on the theatre's web site (one... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Agatha Christie seemed to suit the intimate MDI venue, but the cast was uneven and the pace was slow. Three actors were heads above the others in energy level. One young woman bravely coped with a nosebleed while carrying the action and managing a consistent accent. She alone was worth the modest admission. We will try it again while next... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I saw an Agatha Christie mystery here this summer, and also saw another one here about ten years ago. Both were fun; it's hard not to enjoy the plot twists of a Christie mystery. But they were only enjoyable despite the acting, which was very sub-par. This is a professional theatre company, with actors from all over the country, but... More

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Washington DC metro area
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37 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is the second year we've stayed in Somesville - and I'm disappointed I didn't discover this last time we were here. We saw their Agatha Christie mystery with our kids (14 and 10) and really enjoyed it. For a local theatre in a quiet little town, it was a great value. Our daughter said she was looking forward to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

I have been around school and community theater most of my life. I am always up for a good show. Picked up the Acadia weekly magazine to look for things do on my week on MDI. I came across Acadia Repertory Theater. New Agatha Christie Murder Mystery opening this week. I called and got my tickets for opening night. I... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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55 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Recently, I spent a Sunday afternoon on Mount Desert Island at Acadia Repertory Theatre. The play was a one woman act of Shirley Valentine. "Shirley Valentine" was a cult classic movie in the eighties. I loved the movie so much that I visited the film location on the island of Mykonos! The story revolves around a middle aged woman who... More

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Hollis, New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Very reasonable price. Reserve tickets by phone without a credit card - they trust you! Single-actress performance of Shirley Valentine was tremendous.

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Oxford, Connecticut
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Having attended plays here in the past, we returned to see Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” The performance had a cast of ten and was in three acts with two intermissions. We were engrossed the entire time! It was a very professional, enjoyable experience (as always). It doesn’t take long to get here from Bar Harbor, and is... More

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Red Bank, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the show we saw at this quaint theater. We saw "Almost Maine" which was a very appropriate choice. The acting was superb and the atmosphere was cozy and rustic in an old Masonic Hall in the small village of Somesville. Definitely worth checking out if you are looking for some quality entertainment at... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

What a wonderful surprise to find good theatre on beautiful Mt Desert Island-Who would have thought? In the tradition of real summer theatres, Acadia Repertory Theatre is a theatre in a masonic hall in the super charming town of Somesville (a gateway of sorts to the quiet side of the island). We saw a wonderful one man show performed by... More

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