“Love & Lobsters,” a play by John Linscott, will be presented by Freeport Players from Aug. 11-20 at Freeport Performing Arts Center.

This romantic musical comedy is about going away to find your way. Laura Lawson, nightclub singer, leaves her conflicted life in Manhattan and hops on a tour bus to a small town in Maine, where she learns about love and lobsters – as well as whoopie pies. Local Mainers welcome Laura, and New York pals try to lure her back to the Big Apple to star on Broadway. We are excited to be presenting this tribute in memory of John Linscott, author of book and music. Songs include “Whoopie Pie,” “From Away,” and “Manhattan Lady.”

Cast members are Melissa Allen, L. John Van Norden, Peter Nicoll, Phil Chin, Betsy Roper, John Paterson, David Wallace, Mike Powers, Karyn Diamond, Jackie Stowell, Shirley Bernier, Catherine Carty-Wilbur, Nancy Kenneally, Judy Lloyd, and Kirin Ladd.  Ensemble: Paul Kane, Mary-At Lessard, Bea Estelle, Chris Skehan, and Sparrow Wilbur.

Director is Tammy Verreault and Music Director is Marcia Gallagher.

John Linscott was a beloved and talented musician and composer in Maine for many years, playing in the Maine Jazzmasters, and also the Freeport Players’ Radio show band, among others. We are grateful to his family for allowing us to present this fun, charming, and enthralling musical in his memory.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 11, 12, 18 and 19, and at 3 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 13 and 20.

Please purchase tickets online at fcponline.org. Tickets are $20 for an adult, and $10 for a student K-12. Prices at the door are $24 and $14. Concessions will be sold at intermission. FPAC is at 30 Holbrook St., Freeport.

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