• 2022Season,  shows

    I Hate Shakespeare

    Gaslight Theater proudly presents I Hate Shakespeare (written by Steph DeFerie, Directed by Meg Matheson) in July 2022.

    We hate Shakespeare! At least that’s what the audience thinks until they get a rip-roaring rundown of Shakespeare’s classics. With zombies, talking cows, and an appearance by Jerry Springer, I Hate Shakespeare! is a hilarious and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare — with a modern twist.

    Plus, someone gets a pie in the face.

    July 8, 9 and 10, in Augusta:

    Augusta Waterfront Park
    Front St, Augusta, ME 04330

    July 15, 16 and 17 in Hallowell:

    Vaughan Homestead Pavilion
    2 Litchfield Rd, Hallowell

    More details coming soon.

  • 2022Season,  auditions

    Auditions! Auditions for Summer Show

    The Gaslight Theater is holding auditions for I Hate Shakespeare, by Steph DeFerie, and directed by Meg Matheson.

    Auditions will be held Sunday, April 24 and Monday, April 25 at 5:30 at the Vaughn Homestead Pavilion in Hallowell. Show consists of comedic vignettes with doubling. Roles can be done by any gender; number and ages of cast can vary. Auditions are cold readings.

    Show dates are July 8, 9 and 10 in Augusta and July 15, 16 and 17 in Hallowell. If you are unable to make one of the audition dates, but wish to audition, please contact us.

    Please bring proof of Covid-19 vaccination to auditions.

    Auditions are at 5:30pm on Sunday, April 24 and Monday, April 25 at the:

    Vaughan Homestead Pavilion
    2 Litchfield Rd, Hallowell.

    I Hate Shakespeare

    I Hate Shakespeare by Steph DeFerie, directed by Meg Matheson will be presented on July 8, 9 and 10 in Augusta and July 15, 16 and 17 in Hallowell.

  • 2021Season,  shows,  Uncategorized

    Save the Dates

    August 20, 21, and 22 for

    A Review of Old Time Radio

    This play showcases radio comedies, dramas, and songs that were popular on radio in the 1930’s. 1940’s and 1950’s. The show will be presented August 20, 21 and 22.

    As our normal theater is still unavailable, the play will be presented at:

    Vaughan Homestead Pavilion
    2 Litchfield Rd, Hallowell

    More details to follow.

  • 2021Season,  shows

    Upcoming 2021 Season

    Prose, Roses, and Woes

    After much deliberation and soul searching, we have elected to postpone these performances from our original Valentines weekend date. We will reschedule when more vaccines has been administered and we are confident new cases are moving in the right direction. 

    POSTPONED

    Hallowell’s Gaslight Theater is planning an outdoor themed poetry event in downtown Hallowell for a TO BE DETERMINED weekend.

    This outdoor walking tour featuring live poetry readings, will take place on a future date TO BE DETERMINED at up to 6 locations in downtown Hallowell.

    Small audience groups will be revolved among all the venues, while adhering to social distancing and masking protocols to keep everyone safe.

    We have three ways you can participate, as a poet, as a reader or as part of the audience.

    Poets

    Submit a poem for us to consider, dealing with any aspect of  the theme of “love”: true love, new love, old love, or even lost love. It should be your own original work. We are not looking for an epic work but an original poem you would agree to have read by an actor or you can audition to read it yourself.  Our esteemed selection committee will choose favorites for the event.

    We will accept new submissions once we have a date specified.

    Readers

    You can audition to read poems at the event. Readers and audience at each outdoor venue will be socially distanced and we will not be using microphones so a good strong voice and the ability to project is required.

    We will accept new submissions once we have a date specified.

    Audience

    Reservations will be opened when we have a new date.

    Stay tuned for More Info

    Our home venue, Hallowell City Hall, is still not available at this time. It is not yet known when it may be. Social distancing for the safety of our cast, crew, and patrons is a priority and will reduce the size of audiences and will guide us as we look forward to presenting and acting again.

    207-626-3698
    Gaslighttheater@Gaslighttheater.org