LEWISTON — The Public Theatre’s begins its 2018-19 season with the delightful romantic comedy “Things My Mother Taught Me,” playing Oct. 19-28.

Director Janet Mitchko says, “This play is both a delightful family comedy and a touching love story. Every parent who has ever watched their child fall in love will recognize the feelings of both joy and trepidation that make for great comedy. Whether you are a parent who has struggled with letting go, or a young person trying to create your own life, this heartwarming story will strike a chord with nearly everyone.”

The cast includes TPT veterans Bill Van Horn and Mark S. Cartier, both Theater at Monmouth regulars, as the two often clueless but hilariously insightful fathers. The rest of our cast are experienced New York and regional theater actors making their TPT debuts. The overly helpful moms are played by Donnah Welby and Martina Vidmar, our young lovers are Caroline Portu and Kelsey J. Nash, and the superintendent of the Chicago apartment building where the play takes place is Maine State Music Theater regular, Glenn Anderson.

The Public Theatre will continue its free pre-show events on opening night with a beer sampling compliments of Baxter Brewing on Saturday, Oct. 19, and a wine-tasting in the lobby provided by The Vault before the performance on Thursday Oct. 25. A free post-show discussion featuring the cast and director will also directly follow the matinee on Sunday, Oct. 21.

“Things My Mother Taught Me” will be performed Oct. 19-28. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday with an added Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. Oct, 27. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for groups, $5 for children 18 and under. For tickets visit thepublictheatre.org or call 207-782-3200. The Theatre is at 31 Maple St.

Still shot from the upcoming production of “Things My Mother Taught Me,” opening next weekend at the Public Theatre in Lewiston.


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