(NEWS CENTER) -- Well it's officially November, and that means new shows coming to theaters around Maine.
First up we've got Portland Stage's Sotto Voce, a journey through the memory of Bemadette Kahn, an elderly writer, whose comfortable life is interrupted by a young student, Sacquiel, who dredges up the painful and long-forgotten memories of Ariel Strauss, her Jewish lover who fled Berlin in 1939 aboard the ill-fated M.S. St. Louis.
In Lewiston, we've got Chicago at the Community Little Theater. Following the literal trials and tribulations of murderesses Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago the women vie for headlines, fame, and fortune in this biting musical satire.
In Norway, the Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association's production of Into The Woods, Sondheim's masterful examination of fairy tales, folklore, and what happens after Happily ever after.
In Eddington, at Ten Bucks Theatre, Kim Rosenstock's Tigers be Still is debuting this month. The story follows the ups and downs of Shelley, who recently got her MFA, moved back home, started teaching art, is dealing with her unruly boss's son, her mother and sister's depression, oh! And there's a tiger on the loose in this off-beat comedy.
Finally, in Orono at Some Theatre Company we have Next to Normal, this Pulitzer prize-winning musical is an unflinching look at a family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years.
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