Penobscot Theatre Company Presents ONE BLUE TARP World Premiere, Now thru 2/16

Penobscot Theatre Company Presents ONE BLUE TARP World Premiere, Now thru 2/16

Penobscot Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Travis Baker's award winning new comedy, One Blue Tarp from tonight, January 30 - February 16, in the historic Bangor Opera House.

One Blue Tarp is the story of a man, his tarp and the town that wants to take it away from him. A comedy set in the small, coastal town of Clara, One Blue Tarp centers on the conflict between individual freedom and civic responsibility as well as economic development and time-honored traditions.

This lighthearted examination of home, place, progress, and the way life "should" be was first written and developed for PTC's 2010 North­ern Writes New Play Festival; named Best Play for the State of Maine in the 2013 Clauder New Eng­land Playwright Competition. Penobscot Theatre Company has been actively working with the Playwright, Travis Baker to develop the script over the last 2 years.

Travis Baker is the Winner of the Best in Maine 2013 Clauder New England Playwrights Competition with One Blue Tarp. Past winner of a Berilla Kerr Award for Cold and The Weatherbox, both produced in New York City. Other works include God & Mr. Smith and Sex & Violence with the Kaleidoscope Theatre, Ich Liebe Dich Mi Amigo (Theatricum Botinicum) and Dream of the Burning Boy (Primary Stages). Mr. Baker studied playwriting at the University of Houston with Edward Albee, interned at the Signature Theatre Co. with Horton Foote, earned his BA at NYU, his MA at the University of Maine-Orono and his MFA at Fairfield University. He currently teaches Composition and Creative Writing at UMaine-Orono.

One Blue Tarp is directed by Daniel Burson, Literary Manager at Portland Stage with Scenic Design by Chez Cherry (Always...Patsy Cline), Lighting Design by Gregg Carville (Always...Patsy Cline), Sound Design by Brandie Rita (Cinderella: A New Telling of an Old Tale, The Fox on the Fairway), Costume Design by Kevin Koski (WIT, Forever Plaid) and Properties Design by long time PTC artist Meredith Perry.

The cast is made up of a bevy of local, talented actors.

In a starring role is Tom Mikotowicz (Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly!) Tom is also the Chair of the UMaine School of Performing Arts.

The cast also includes Brianne Beck (BOEING-BOEING, The Marvelous Wonderettes), Ian Buck (The Little Prince, The Hobbit), Irene Dennis (The Sugar Bean Sisters, Steel Magnolias), Steve Estey (Spring Awakening), Kat Johnson (Sherlock Holmes, Betty's Summer Vacation), Julie Arnold Lisnet (Always...Patsy Cline) and Arthur Morison (Around the World in 80 Days, Cinderella: A New Telling of an Old Tale).

Tickets range from $24 - $37. Student, senior and military discounts available. To purchase tickets or to inquire about group sales call the PTC Box Office at (207) 942-3333 or purchase tickets online at www.penobscottheatre.org.

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