BRUNSWICK – “The Underpants,” a farce adapted by Steve Martin from a 1910 comedy by Carl Sternheim, will open the 32nd season of The Theater Project, 14 School St., on Friday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. There will be a preview performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11.

The opening night audience is invited to a gala reception immediately following the performance.

For this season, The Theater Project plans 12 different productions, by its professional ensemble, teenage Young Company and Young People’s Theater. This season will also feature a collaboration between Spindleworks, a sheltered arts-based center for adults, and Theater Project actors. Also new this season will be an intergenerational theater piece comprising senior actors and school students.

The professional ensemble’s productions are “The Underpants” (Nov. 11-28), “Winter Cabaret” (Jan. 21-Feb. 6) and “The Merchant of Venice” (July 7-23).

Young Company productions include “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” (Dec. 10-19), “Wales & Tales” with Al Miller (Dec. 20-22), “Romeo and Juliet” (March 25-April 10), “The Phantom Toll Booth” (May 13-22), “Voices in the Mirror” (June 2-4), and the annual International Teen Camp production (July 28-Aug. 6).

Young People’s Theater productions are “Androcles and The Lion” (Dec. 3-4), “Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like” (Feb. 11-12) and “Fables, Myths and Rhymes” (June 10-11). Special events will be “Checking Out Maine Street” (June 24-15), the Spindleworks and Theater Project collaboration.

In addition, The Theater Project offers acting classes throughout the year for kindergarten-age through grade 12 and adults. For a class schedule, people can call The Theater Project at 729-8584.

Performances of “The Underpants” are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays (with the exception of Nov. 25, which is Thanksgiving), 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. from Nov. 11 to Nov. 28.

Tickets for all performances are pay-what-you-want, with a suggested price of $15. For reservations, call 729-8584 or e-mail [email protected]

The Theater Project is located at 14 School St. Its Web site is www.theaterproject.com.


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