HALLOWELL – Gaslight Theater will present “The Ties That Bind,” a program of one-act plays twice on Sunday, April 5. The program of five short plays is a continuation of the capital campaign. The one-acts are in preparation for the MEACT One Act festival on April 25 in Auburn. The Gaslight Theater is doing three one-act presentations. One or two will be selected as the Gaslight Theaters’ entry in the MEACT one-act festival.

The one-acts run from 8 to 20 minutes long and all have the theme of relationships that bring us together. The plays and casts are as follows:

• “Habits,” by Steve “Spike” Wong, directed by Lee Kerr of Augusta. When two meet at a high-school reunion, comparisons begin. Starring Corliss Chastain of Hallowell and George Dunn of Kent’s Hill.

• “Right Sensation,” by Rich Orloff, directed by Lee Kerr. When a date gets hot and heavy, only the truth can spoil it. Starring Bart Shattuck of Winslow and Julie Barrett of West Gardiner.

• “All in a Day’s Work,” by M. Lynda Robinson, directed by Lee Kerr. When a boss calls you into the office, it can’t be good. Starring Dan Goodheart of Vassalboro and Heidi Holst of Clinton.

• “Nobody Famous,” by D.M. Bocaz-Larson, directed by Mike Clements of West Gardiner. A visit to a storefront psychic could lead to fame and fortune for two aspiring actresses. Starring Kate Hamel of Hallowell as Brenda, Heidi Holst of Clinton as Heather, Jodi Harvey of Yarmouth as Mooch, Ben Keene of Waterville as Joe, Karen LaPlante of Augusta as Gina and Bart Shattuck of Winslow as Barry.

• “Here We Are,” by Dorothy Parker, directed by Colleen Mahan of Greene. A just-married couple travel by train to their honeymoon and see who each is. Starring Ashley St. Pierre of West Gardiner and Eric Lindquist of Augusta.

The series is produced by Richard Bostwick of Hallowell and Stacy Jacobsohn of Augusta and assisted by Linda Duarte of Lewiston.

There will be a reception with the cast after the shows. The audience will be asked to select their favorites and that information will be used to select the MEACT participants.

The Sunday, April 5, performance will include a 2 p.m. matinee and an early evening show at 7 p.m. The box office will open an hour before the show. All tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling 207-626-3698.

The Gaslight Theater’s capital campaign involves updating the lighting, sound and other systems. Visit www.gaslighttheater.org for information.

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