PORTLAND — Good Theater has announced “Lucky 13” their 13th season at the St. Lawrence Arts Center. Artistic Director Brian P. Allen, said, “After the success of our 12th season, I wanted to make sure our 13th was equally exciting. I think we have found the perfect balance in our five productions. We are offering three Maine premieres, a world premiere and a fresh new look at a timeless classic. Our subscribers are vital to the stability of Good Theater. As I pick shows, I try to think of them and how they will feel moving from one show to the next. I’m very excited by the line-up we’ve put together.”

Kicking off the season on Wednesday, Oct. 1, will be “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash. This classic piece will be given a whole new look making the show sexy, exciting and fresh. Allen plans to employ colorblind casting to create a modern take on this charming romantic tale. The show runs for three weeks through Oct. 19.

Opening Wednesday, Oct. 29, and playing through Nov. 23, is the Maine premiere of “Mrs. Mannerly,” a wacky comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher about an actress, with a past, who now teaches manners classes in Steubenville, Ohio. The actor playing Jeffrey, Mrs. Mannerly’s prize pupil, also plays all of the other students in her class. Directed by Good Theater co-founder Stephen Underwood, “Mrs. Mannerly” is a unique comic tale about the face we present and real self that lies within.

Good Theater’s annual fundraiser, Broadway at Good Theater will play for six performances Dec. 3-7. Featuring a major Broadway star and a dozen Good Theater favorites these concerts always sell-out and patrons are urged to get their tickets early.

The third subscription show, “Regrets Only” by Paul Rudnick is a big over-the-top comedy that is a perfect way to chase off the winter blues. Set in an elegant NYC penthouse apartment among Manhattan’s super elite, this comedy explores the latest topics of love, marriage, friendships and squandered riches. “Regrets Only” will run Jan. 28-Feb. 22, and is a Maine premiere.

Opening March 4 and running through March 29 will be the Maine premiere of the recent Broadway hit “The Other Place” by Sharr White. This psychological thriller wowed NYC audiences in 2013, and an all-star cast will bring the show to life for Good Theater patrons. If audiences like “Clybourne Park” and “Good People,” then they will love “The Other Place.”

Capping our Lucky 13 Season will be the world premiere of an original musical event, “Legends: The Music of Barbra Streisand” running April 8-26, starring Kelly Caufield with new musical arrangements by Victoria Stubbs. The show will be written and directed by Allen.

Focusing on the early years of Streisand and her rise to fame, the show will feature such tunes as “Cry Me a River,” “My Man,” “Second Hand Rose,” “People,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” and “Happy Days Are Here Again.”

Season tickets are on sale and range from $75-$122 for the five subscription productions. For more information, visit www.goodtheater.com or call 207-885-5883.

Currently Good Theater is presenting the New England premiere of “The Outgoing Tide” by Bruce Graham. The company presents the world premiere of “Underwater Guy” April 2-13, written and performed by Stephen Underwood.

13th season productions:

The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash Oct. 1-19, 2014

Mrs. Mannerly by Jeffrey Hatcher Oct. 29-Nov. 23, 2014

Broadway at Good Theater Dec. 3-7, 2014 (non-subscription event)

Regrets Only by Paul Rudnick Jan. 29-Feb. 22, 2015

The Other Place by Sharr White March 4-29, 2015

Legends: The Music of Barbra Streisand April 8-26, 2015


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