First 20 Years

Touring Companies and the War

—Lewiston Daily Sun,
March 8, 1949

Performances were held at Cony High School in Augusta, and the Senior High School in Waterville, Maine. In 1946, a subgroup called the Kerosene Circuit was formed to do a touring show around central Maine in the summer. The Players were very much a social club, with meetings that involved productions of one-act plays and lively discussion of theater in general. Shows were produced on Mondays and Tuesdays, and curtain time was 8:15 pm.

-Lewiston Evening Journal, 
September 16, 1944

We have recently come across a scrapbook from the 1930s and 1940s from which we continue to learn. We do know that The Augusta Players produced shows during World War II, and often had to re-schedule shows to accommodate it. A week before one show went up, the Male lead enlisted in the Navy and was called up. Miss Tarr took over the Role.