Portland Stage Company, also known at The Theater of Maine is a great place to find multiple productions guaranteed to wow everyone. Live theater is an extraordinary experience that is unique every time. Not only are the story lines amazing, but seeing the raw talent the actors and actresses have is incredible in itself. Here is a list of the best upcoming plays in Portland, Maine.
Upcoming Plays in Portland, Maine
- The Mountaintop
Showing from November 3rd through November 22nd, The Mountaintop is a theatrical re-imagining of the events leading up to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. The set is entirely located in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis the night before his I’ve Been To The Mountaintop speech and devastating assassination. Playwright Katori Hall puts together King’s final hours in a beautiful and moving way. The cost of the play is $37 for previews, $42 for matinees, and $47 for weekend matinees. For showings of The Mountaintop, the box office also offers discounts for seniors, students, and groups.
- The Snow Queen
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen runs from December 5th through December 24th and is based on the same story as the new Disney favorite, Frozen. This classic tale follows a young girl named Gerta seeking her friend Kai who has been captured by the Snow Queen. In true fairytale fashion, Gerta is met by many magical creatures on her journey including robbers, reindeer, and witches! Listen to the beautiful, original music by Hans Indigo Spencer and lyrics by Emily Dickinson in this holiday family favorite. This play is suited for the whole family and any holiday tradition. On December 5th and 6th, you can grab your ticket for only $35. From December 10th, through the 24th tickets are $45, but children 15 and under are always $15. Discounts for seniors, students, and groups are also available.
- The House of the Baskervilles
Don’t miss The Hounds of the Baskervilles from January 26th to February 21st. Based on the classic Sherlock Holmes tale by Sir Arthur Conan Doyles’s story adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson take the narrative in a comedic direction. In the play, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are trying to solve the mystery of Sir Charles’ death and the curse of the hound. This slapstick adaptation will leave you aching from laughter. Previews can be purchased for $37, evenings and final Thursday matinees are $42, and weekend matinees are $47. Save money by taking advantage of the theater’s student, senior, and group discounts!
- Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods
From March 1st through the 20th, you can catch a glimpse of the play that the New York Times describes as “remarkably touching.” Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods follows the story of a young African immigrant named Gabriel, he finds his life intersecting with a middle-aged, American, white woman named Christine. This play gives insight on what can happen when we open ourselves up to helping other human beings. A must see for all. Previews are $37, evenings and final Thursday matinees are $42, and weekend matinees are $47. Discounts available for seniors, students, and groups.
- My Name is Asher Lev
New York Magazine claims that everyone, adults and children alike, should see My Name is Asher Lev. Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok, this drama follows the life of a boy prodigy who is driven to be a painter at any cost. Set in post-World War II Brooklyn, he has to battle against the will of family, community, and tradition. The cost of the play is$37 for previews, $42 for evenings and final Thursday matinees, and $47 for weekend matinees. They do offer discounts for seniors, students, and groups, so make sure to check with the box office before purchasing your tickets.
With the amazing talent, make seeing one of these plays in Portland, Maine a priority. Complete your trip with a stay at Dockside Guest Quarters. Located in York, Maine, you’ll enjoy a beautiful, scenic vacation.