BRUNSWICK – “One More Thing,” Lewiston native Michael Parent’s new one-man show, will be presented at The Theater Project in Brunswick next month. Directed by David Kaye, it will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10.

“One More Thing” premiered in March 2004 at the Pontine Theater in Portsmouth, N.H., and has since been performed at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston and at the University of Maine.

Parent portrays Jean-Paul Boisvert, a retired Franco-American mill worker who is trying to get “back into the ballgame” of his life after the death of his beloved wife. Now, on his 67th birthday, Monsieur Boisvert watches sports on TV, colorfully berating his beloved Red Sox and Bruins. He sings old French songs, fields phone calls from his children and other family members, and ponders his fragile health and mortality. He also tells stories, some funny, others poignant, as he struggles to resolve a major piece of unfinished emotional business.

“One More Thing” addresses grief and loss, class consciousness, generational conflict, the connection between work and self-worth, and Franco-American culture and identity.

Parent is an internationally known storyteller-singer, as well as an actor and playwright. He grew up in Lewiston and later lived in Virginia for many years. He returned to Maine in 1998 and lives in Portland. He received the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award in 1999, and was a keynote speaker at the 2001 National Storytelling Conference in Providence, R.I.

Admission is pay-what-you-want; suggested donation $12. The play is suitable for adults and young people high school age and older.


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