The cast of “Four Old Broads” at a recent script reading, starting from right and going counterclockwise around the circle, are Maureen Kendzierski (Pat) of Hallowell, Lisa Copenhaver (Maude) of Gardiner, Kathleen Leopold (Eaddy) of Richmond, Michael Stiles (Sam) of Kents Hill, Donna Loveland (stage manager) of China, Dylan Wing (stagehand) of Augusta, Kathleen Brainerd (Imogene) of West Gardiner and Lucille Rioux (director) of Gardiner. Missing from the photo are Meg Matheson (Beatrice) of Augusta and Ashley Nyberg (Ruby Sue) of Gardiner. Submitted photo by John Rider

The Gaslight Theater will present “Four Old Broads” by Leslie Kimbell over two weekends in April at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium.

Things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living home so our Four Old Broads decide to outsmart the “evil” nurse, Pat, to solve the mystery of wrong pills, “the dark side” and what happened to Doctor Head.  Beatrice, Eaddy, Imogene and Maude, with the help of a retired Elvis impersonator, Sam, take on Pat to figure things out and get away for a vacation cruise.

Gaslight’s cast for “Four Old Broads” features seven local actors: Meg Matheson (Beatrice) of Augusta; Kathleen Brainerd (Imogene) of West Gardiner; Lisa Copenhaver (Maude) of Gardiner; Kathleen Leopold (Eaddy) of Richmond; Michael Stiles (Sam) of Kents Hill; Maureen Kendzierski (Pat) of Hallowell; and Ashley Nyberg (Ruby Sue) of Gardiner.

“Four Old Broads” is directed by Lucille Rioux of Gardiner; assisted by her crew: John Rider of Richmond, Producer and Lights; Stage Manager Donna Loveland of China; Dylan Wing of Augusta as stagehand; and sound is by Nick Linkel of Bowdoinham.

Founded in 1937 as the Augusta Players, and since doing business as Gaslight Theater, we are the oldest continuously operating community theater in Maine. Productions have taken place in Hallowell City Hall since the late 1970s, generally four shows a year, usually in late winter, early summer, late summer, and the fall, featuring a balance among musicals, mysteries, comedies, classics and new or experimental plays. For most shows, we have at least six performances over two weekends, including Sunday matinees.

Hallowell City Hall is located at 1 Winthrop St., Hallowell. The Auditorium, located on the 2nd floor, is handicapped accessible by Second Street entrance and by elevator.

Performances are planned for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, April 5, 6, 12, and 13; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 and 14. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted at the door. For reservations (not required) call 207-626-3698. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance with a credit card, visit Gaslight Theater online at

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