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Stage East’s Storytelling Series Finale Did Not Disappoint

The Canned Sardine, Stage East’s storytelling event, provided a stage for more than a dozen tale-tellers this past summer. The story slam, which coincided with Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekends, included stories of six shooters in the Wild West, Greyhound rides from Maine to San Francisco, a wife-stealing dog, the … [Read More]

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Stage East’s ‘The Canned Sardine’ StorySlam

The Canned Sardine, Stage East’s storytelling event, returns to the Sutherland Amphitheater on Saturday August 28th at 4 pm. Storytellers of all stripes are encouraged to come share their tall tales, myths, autobiographies, or gut-busters with audience members as a part of the Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekend.  The first … [Read More]

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‘Canned Sardine’ Returns

The Canned Sardine, Stage East’s storytelling event, returns to the Sutherland Amphitheater on Saturday August 28th at 4 pm. Storytellers of all stripes are encouraged to come share their tall tales, myths, autobiographies, or gut-busters with audience members as a part of the Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekend.  The first … [Read More]

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Stage East Announces 30th Anniversary Season

Stage East proudly announces its 30th anniversary season, running fall 2021 to summer 2022, with four full-scale productions as well as a staged reading. The fall opens with Too Much Light Make the Baby Go Blind, an hour-long offering of comedic 2-minute plays. The longest running show in Chicago theater history, Too Much … [Read More]

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‘Canned Sardine’ Returns July 24; Storytelling Workshop to Prime Tellers for Performance

The Canned Sardine, Stage East’s storytelling event, returns to the Sutherland Amphitheater on Saturday July 24th at 4pm. Storytellers of all stripes are encouraged to come share their tall tales, myths, autobiographies, or gut-busters with audience members as a part of the Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekend.  Last month’s inaugural … [Read More]

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Inaugural ‘Canned Sardine’ StorySlam Featured Eight Tale-tellers

Stage East’s inaugural StorySlam,“The Canned Sardine”, made for a funny and heartfelt addition to the Eastport ArtWalk’s inaugural Passport Weekend. Part of a larger slate of events, the storytelling competition drew a sizable crowd and included eight storytellers covering topics from flouting no-pet rules in Florida hotels to chasing … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Passport/Downeast Pride Schedule Chockablock with Arts Events

Following is a schedule for the June 25-27 Eastport ArtWalk Passport Weekend. Events are free except as noted. Please note Eastport Arts Center and constituents events in red. Starred events are part of Downeast Rainbow Alliance’s Downeast Pride celebration. Passports are available at participating Water Street galleries. Those who … [Read More]

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Next from Stage East? ‘The Canned Sardine’ StorySlam!

As a part of Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekends, Stage East will be holding a storytelling competition—with prizes!—at the Sutherland Amphitheater at 4 pm on June 26th, July 24th, and August 28th.  Each Saturday’s top three storytellers will win prizes donated by local businesses and all participants will walk away … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Double Bill, Born of Uncertainty, a Satisfying Restart for Theater at EAC

“I wasn’t sure it was going to happen,” wrote director Mark Macey of Stage East’s latest double-bill, which reopened Eastport Arts Center for events last week, and continues with three more shows this weekend—Friday and Saturday at 7 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. The pair of one act … [Read More]

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Stage East presents: Krapp’s Last Tape and The Human Voice

Stage East proudly returns to the theater with two in person offerings this June. Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett and The Human Voice by Jean Cocteau will be played back-to-back June 4, 5 11 and 12, at 7 pm, and June 6 and 13 at 2 pm. Both plays are short one-person … [Read More]

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.