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The Public Theatre
Ranked #5 of 21 things to do in Lewiston
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: FIVE TIME WINNER "BEST THEATRE IN MAINE" - 2017/2016 /2015 / 2014 / 2013 Down East Magazine readers' poll! Since 1991, The Public Theatre, has been committed to bringing high-quality professional Equity theatre to the people of Central Maine at an affordable price. Only at The Public Theatre will you find the best plays from Broadway and Off-Broadway featuring the finest professional actors from New York to Los Angeles for a top ticket price of only $20! Nationally recognized for its artistic excellence, The Public Theatre produces uplifting and provocative theatre every October thru May. In the interest of engaging audiences of all ages, The Public Theatre offers a special YOUTH ticket price of $5 to any child 18 and under to any performance.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Having seen almost every production since it's inaugural many years ago I can attest to the professionalism and attention to detail that goes into every production.Having been a Broadway theater goer in the past I have been able to compare many of the NYC productions with those put on by the Public Theater.
In many cases the local productions have outshown their Broadway counterparts.The artistic direction has also lent itself to variations on the "classic" productions. A recent play that comes to mind is Red-about the life of the contemporary painter Mark Rothko. As an outstanding a professional production as I ever scene.[pun intended]
A Majority of the Actors are Actors Equity members and many of them are recognizeable by their extensive biographies and TV/Movie appeareances.A must see

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been to several shows at the Public Theatre and have enjoyed every one of them. Most performances have between 1 and 4 actors on average but that never seems to make the play unbelievable.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Every show I have ever seen here has been great. Very professional theatre for such a small town. Very reasonable prices.

Thank Julie O
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

This theater is intimate and comfortable. The plays are relevant and the productions are professional. I think this is my favorite theater. I feel the name says it all. Come one, come all. The bathrooms are clean and the wait is short at intermission (this is an important fact for some of us .) The cookies are good and a bargain. Come to the theater and enjoy the word smithing of playwrights brought to life by very good actors.

Thank Andrine48
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Enjoyed both plays , thought Scrooge was too short but Sherlock was exceptional. We go with our Red Hat group and have a great time .

Thank Sharon L
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