“A Very Ida Christmas,” a delightful holiday show from the creators of “Ida: Woman Who Runs With the Moose!” will be presented on Dec 10-12, at the Public Theatre in Lewiston. Submitted photo

Come on over to Ida’s for the best Christmas ever as she shares the inside scoop on the do’s and don’ts of holiday decorating, an update on her latest craft projects, and the hilarious secret in her Not-So-Secret Santa plan. “A Very Ida Christmas,” a delightful holiday show from the creators of “Ida: Woman Who Runs With the Moose!” will be presented on Dec 10-12, at the Public Theatre in Lewiston. For anyone unable to attend the theatre, a Video-On-Demand of a live performance can be viewed from Dec. 16-26.

“A Very Ida Christmas” features Maine humorist and author Susan Poulin as her beloved alter ego Ida LeClair. “Visiting with Ida is like spending time with your favorite aunt” says artistic director Christopher Schario, “and ‘A Very Ida Christmas’ is the perfect show to get you into the holiday spirit. Ida is definitely no Scrooge, so banish your humbugs and come prepared to laugh.”

Selected by Portland Magazine as one of the “Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine,” award winning writer and performer Susan Poulin is the author of eleven plays, six of which feature her alter ego, Ida LeClair. Creating and touring her own work, Susan’s shows have broken box office records throughout the Northeast. Susan also writes the popular Maine humor blog and podcast, Just Ask Ida, and is the author of Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Living the Good Life and The Sweet Life: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Love and Marriage published by Islandport Press. In May of 2019, during a joint session of the Maine State Legislature, Susan was inducted into the Franco-American Hall of Fame honoring her body of work and her promotion of Franco-American cultural identity. She continues to be a leader in bringing a female voice to New England storytelling and humor, sharing the healing power of laughter with audiences statewide and beyond. Her popular TEDxPortsmouth Talk can be viewed at poolyle.com

The Public Theatre is requiring that all audience members show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours to attend, and a mask must be worn while in the building. For more information on The Public Theatre’s COVID safety protocols, visit thepublictheatre.org

“A Very Ida Christmas” is playing at The Public Theatre on Dec. 10, 11,12, with perfmances on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 Adults; $22 groups; Video-on-demand tickets are $25 single/$50 household. Tickets for in person or Video-on-Demand can be purchased online at thepublictheatre.org or by calling 207-782-3200. The Theatre is located at 31 Maple St., Lewiston.


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