‘Ida’ will bring stories galore to Celebration Barn
PARIS — Celebration Barn Theater will kick off its summer performance season Saturday, June 20, with Susan Poulin’s comedy “Ida: Woman Who Runs With the Moose.”
The show revolves around Ida LeClair, who lives in the small town of Mahoosuc Mills, Maine, with her husband, Charlie. She’s got a double-wide mobile home full of stories. Find out what really happens when the husbands go off hunting for the weekend. Hear about the adventures Ida and her friends, Celeste, Rita, Betty, Dot and Shirley, have in “the Bonneville.”
Poulin has been creating and touring her original theatrical productions for 17 years. She was a featured performer at the The Mirth Canal and The Mirth of Venus at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, The Maine Festival, the Minneapolis Fringe Theater Festival and Portland’s Cassandra Project. Her essays have been heard on Maine and New Hampshire Public Radio.
Poulin works in collaboration with artist, musician and actor Gordon Carlisle. Her critically acclaimed plays include “In My Head I’m Thin,” “Spousal Deafness … and Other Bones of Contention,” “Pardon My French!,” “Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale!” and “Shutting Up Peggy Lee.”
Poulin’s readers theater piece about the death of her mother, “The Full Angel,” has been performed for a variety of organizations. Poulin and Carlisle’s play, “Yellow Jackets,” was one of 12 plays selected to be performed in the 2008 Maine Short Play Festival in Portland. Their newest show is “A Very Ida Christmas.” For more on Poolyle Productions, check out their Web site at www.poolyle.com.
The show will begin at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Due to adult themes, the show is not recommended for children.
Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the box office at 743-8452. Celebration Barn Theater is on Stock Farm Road. For more information, visit www.CelebrationBarn.com.

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