LEWISTON – Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre is announcing the plays for its 65th season, which will see third weekend performances on Friday and Saturday with the exception of the final play of the season. Janet Gibson will continue in her position as season ticket chairwoman.

“Man of La Mancha,” the Tony award-winning musical by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion, based on the classic Spanish novel “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes, will open the season Oct. 15 to 30. Directed by Celeste Philippon, the play is set in 16th century Spain during the Inquisition.

The score includes Don Quixote relating his personal credo in “The Impossible Dream.” Other songs include “Man of La Mancha” (“I, Don Quixote”) and “Dulcinea.”

“Inherit the Wind,” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, will be directed by Vince Knue and will open in the New Year, Jan. 14 to 29. Based on the 1925 Scopes “monkey” trial concerning the teaching of evolution in Dayton, Tenn., the play has become a classic.

“Meshuggah-Nuns,” a take-off on “Nunsense” by the same playwright, Dan Goggin, will find the Little Sisters of Mt. St. Helen in Hoboken once again in the theatrical spotlight, this time aboard a cruise. The play is a blend of Catholic and Jewish humor when the sisters interact with cast members of “Fiddler on the Roof,” who have become ill. The musical madcap comedy has been translated into 20 languages and will be directed by Tim Pinkham. It will run from March 11 through 26.

“I Hate Hamlet,” a comedy on performing Shakespeare, by Paul Rudnick, will run June 2 to 18 and will be directed by Linda Britt. It is the story of a young and successful television actor who relocates in New York when his series is canceled. He rents a gothic apartment and is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage in Central Park. But, he hates Hamlet.

Closing the season will be the popular “Fiddler on the Roof,” running Aug. 19 to 28 and directed by Richard Martin. It will be the third time around at CLT. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, the play tells the humorous and heartbreaking story of dairyman Tevye, who is trying to maintain the simplicity of his traditional life. Favorite songs will include “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “A Miracle.” The play will run for two weekends.

Season tickets may be reserved by calling the box office at 783-0958 or accessing the theater’s Web site at www.laclt.com. Current season-ticket holders have until Aug. 1 to renew their subscriptions. New subscriptions will be taken from Aug. 2 through Sept. 15, after which time ticket sales will be open to the public. Season tickets offer patrons first choice of seating arrangements, a mailing of CLT’s newsletter, “Backstage Whispers,” advance notice of auditions and plays coming up and other information relating to theater activities.


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