LEWISTON – The Franco-American Heritage Center on Cedar Street will present “Lewiston, A New Home – in Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14, at and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15.

Local producers, writers and musicians created “Lewiston – A New Home,” winner of the New England Theatre Conference award for best play, to commemorate Lewiston’s bicentennial celebration in 1995.

The book was written by new playwrights Michael Rosenthal, Richard Martin and Lynne Geiger. For the music and lyrics, the writers favored the talent of lyricist, Paul Caron, who lived in the area of “Little Canada,” where the story’s perspective is set.

The story of Madeleine and Donovan will be revealed in those “bustling” days of the late 1800s. Rachel Hanscom will play Madeleine and Steve Dupont will return as Donovan.

The play will be presented in concert format. Directed by Martin with vocal direction by Caron, the anniversary presentation will include the New Home Singers and the Colin Britt Orchestra. To enhance the live performance, an audio/visual presentation will include a photographic history of Lewiston with excerpts of the 1995 theatrical version.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 or at the door for $12 at Androscoggin Savings Bank locations; Hannaford Supermarkets in Lewiston and Auburn; or Victor News on Park Street. For more information, call 783-1585 or visit www.francoamer-icanheritage.org.


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