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Golden Girls-Style Comedy EXIT LAUGHING to Play Waterville Opera House

The Waterville Opera House (WOH) will present Exit Laughing, a comedic play written by Paul Elliot and directed by Debra Susi. The show stars some of the region's most hilariously entertaining acting talent and opens at the WOH in downtown Waterville on Friday, June 16th at 7:30pm and runs through Sunday, June 25th at 2:00pm.

While you may be prepared to die, are you prepared to Exit Laughing? When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona, and Millie, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home, and have the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involving a police raid, a stripper, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living. This show is rated PG-13 for profanity so if you bring your grandmother along - which we highly recommend - let her know it's a "little blue." Better safe than sorry!

Doors will open for Exit Laughing at the Waterville Opera House on June 16th and run through June 25th. Tickets are $21 for adults, $19 for youths and seniors, groups of 10+ receive a 10 percent discount. For show times and ticket information call 873-7000 or visit

The following local actors can be seen living and laughing it up in Exit Laughing:


Rachel: Emily Cates

Connie: ElizaBeth Chasse-King

Leona: Juli Brooks

Millie: Jeralyn Shattuck

Policeman/Bobby: Joshua Veilleux

Butter-Butt: Piper

Production Team:

Directed by Debra Susi

Scenic Design: Kailey Smith

Costume Design: Candace Chase

Sound Design: AaRon Becker

Lighting Design: Heather Crocker

Waterville Opera House's 17-18 season programming is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Harold Alfond Foundation, Colby College, Kennebec Savings Bank, Maine General Health, Central Maine Motors, Golden Pond Wealth Management, Inland Hospital, GHM Agency, JS McCarthy Printers, Marie Cormier, and The Sukeforth Family Charitable Foundation. Exit Laughing is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The Waterville Opera House has been Central Maine's cultural center since 1902, treating audiences of all ages to the magic of the performing arts. The 800-seat venue has been host to theatrical productions, ballet performances, concerts, vaudeville and comedy acts, touring shows, as well as a variety of community celebrations and special events. Each year, the Opera House draws 30,000 patrons, reaches 4,000 students through its education performances, and features 250 youths in their theater camps and productions. From the classics to new releases the Waterville Opera House has a seat for you. For more information, visit

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