Hometown Maine: Theater in Biddeford Mill


MINICH TAKES US THERE IN
THIS WEEK’S HOMETOWN
MAINE…  
 
 
 
—ATS—
(07-13-47)
“WHEN PEOPLE ASK US WHAT’S
THE SHOW ABOUT, W TELL THEM IT’S ABOU 90 MINUTES,
THAT’S ABOUT AS MUCH AS WE
CAN TELL YOU.”
STEVE BURNETTE IS QUICK TO
QUIP,, YOU NEVER QUITE KNOW
WHAT TO EXPECT AT ONE OF HIS SHOWS.. –NATS OF IMPROV–
FROM OPENING SCENE TO
CURTAI CALL — IT’S TOTAL
IMPRO… –NATS–
(0742-18)
“BUT WHAT THEY’LL SEE ARE
SCENES MADE UP ON THE SPOT
BASE ON SUGGESTIONS MADE
BY ‘THE AUDIANCE’ (NEEDS TO BE FIXED FROM ACTORS)
BURNETTE OPENED THE MAINE
REP BACK IN DECEMBER —
ENDING HIS TWO YEAR SEARCH
FROM PORTSMOUTH TO
FALMOUTH FOR THE IDEAL VENUE…. (07-12-2)
“SO THIS REPRESENTS OUR
OFFICE AND AT SHOWTIME IT
ALSO REPRESENTS OUR
CONSESSION STAND WHERE WE
SERVE POPCORN.” AND, WHILE NOT THE BIGGEST
THEATER,, THIS FORMER MILL
SPACE COMFOTABLY SEATS AN
AUIENCE OF 60 OR SO —-
PERFECT FR HIS
PERFORMANCES. (07-40-56)
“THE HARDWOOD FLOORS, THE
HIGH CEILING, THE INTAMACY
OF IT WHILE STILL FEELING
SPACIOUS, IF THAT MAKES
SENCE.” BURNETT IS WELL VERSED IN
BOTH LOCAL THEATER AND
COMEDY — A GRADUATE OF
CHICAGO’S RENOUNED SECOND
CITY — HE ALSO SPENT THREE
YEARS DIRECTING BIDDEFRD’S NEARBY CITY
THETER.. HERE AT THE MAINE REP,
WHILE BURNETTE HOSTS THE
SHOWS, HE’S ASSEMBLED A
COMPANY OF LOCAL ACTORS
WHOSE TALENTS AND WIT,,
ABOVE ANYTHING ELSE, HE’S COUNTING ON TO FILL THE
SEATS
–NATS OF LAUGHTER–
(07-37-03)
“I DON’T WANT US TO EVERY
HAVE TO RELY ON THE NAME OF A SHOW TO SELL TICKETS, JUST
THE COMPANY ITSELF AND WHAT
WE DO AND HOW WE MAKE PEOPLE
FEEL… HOPING TO CREATE A
‘COMMUITY’ FEEL,,,,,
BURNETTE TOUTS THAT FOUR
PERCENT OF EACH TICKET SOLD
BENEFITS LOCAL CHARITIES
— PATRONS ARE ALSO ASKED TO DONTE FOOD FOR PANTRIES. –NATS–
SO,,, EXPECT TO COME HERE
NOT KNOWING — WHAT TO
EXPECT…. –NATS–
ASIDE OF COURSE, BURNETTE
HOPES — A GOOD LAUGH… (07-36-45)
” WANT THIS PLACE TO BE
WHERE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THEIR
FRIEDS COME INO TOWN SAY,
WE GOT TO TAKE YOU TO MAINE
REP AND THEY SAY WHAT’S SHOWIG,,,, IT DOESN’T
MATTER.”
–NATS–
IN HOMETOWN BIDDEFORD,
ST

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