Join us for some of the best shows at Portland Stage. For all shows - bus will pick-up at the Exit 15 Park & Ride in Yarmouth. Departing at 1:15pm and scheduled to return following the show.
Ben Butler: Thursday, October 11, 2018
When a runaway slave demands sanctuary at a Union Army garrison, the General in charge is faced with a moral quandary: follow the letter of the law, or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of US history? Based on true occurrences that happened to General Benjamin Butler who graduated from Colby College in Maine in 1838, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1840. During part of the Civil War, he commanded Fort Monroe.
Refuge Malja: Thursday, November 15, 2018
When a Jewish-American war photographer feels compelled to assist a young refugee who steps in front her camera, she calls an old friend to translate but hesitates to reveal why she is so drawn to the boy. This poetic, decade-spanning drama explores how we each define and find our own malja (refuge).
A Christmas Carol: Monday, December 24, 2018
Celebrate the holidays with this timeless tale that embodies the season: love, family, and the spirit of goodwill. See it brought to life on-stage, with charming costumes, delightful music, and a few ghostly apparitions. This magical production is perfect for the entire family, guaranteed to warm the heart of every Scrooge. Start a family tradition of your own.
The Importance of Being Earnest: Thursday, February 7, 2019
What’s in a name? Wilde’s masterful comedy follows a young man and his friend on a journey that leads to an unexpected discovery. Part comedy, part mystery, this story of love, manners and mistaken identity is a classic that never grows old.
The Half-Light: Thursday, March 14, 2019
A chance encounter presents a tantalizing question for a college secretary: Can anyone be trained to see the dead? Her dogged pursuit of an answer leads to a far more earthbound challenge when a colleague is felled by grief. A heartwarming drama about love and purpose that examines the ghosts that live within us all.
Skeleton Crew: Thursday, April 18, 2019
The future is thrown into uncertainty when rumors seep through a Detroit auto plant at the start of the Great Recession. A makeshift family of workers swap stories, share dreams and make tough choices.
The Last Five Years: Thursday, May 16, 2019
This hit musical by Tony award-winning lyricist Jason Robert Brown deconstructs a love affair and marriage between an aspiring novelist and a struggling actress over five years. Told almost entirely through song, this piece moves backward and forward through time weaving the beginning and the ending of a love affair.