Auditions for The Lion in Winter

NTrue North Theatre announces auditions for its winter production, “The Lion in Winter,” directed by Angela Bonacasa.  All roles are available, including two women (twenties to sixties) and four men (teens to fifties). See full character descriptions below.

Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons-The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, is a modern day classic.  Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom.  The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II.  Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom, as well as King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183.  As Eleanor says, “every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.

Auditions will be held Sunday, October 15 from 2-4 PM and Tuesday, October 17 from 6-8 PM at the Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main Street in Orono.  Auditions will consist of readings from the script.  If you are unable to attend one of the above times, special arrangements can be made by contacting the below email address in advance of auditions.  Rehearsals begin in mid October and will be 3 times per week with additional rehearsals in January, culminating in performances in Orono the weekends of January 26-28 and February 2-4, 2018.  For more information, please call (207) 619-4388 or email

Roles Available:

Henry II: King of England. Though arthritis comes occasionally and new battle wounds don’t heal the way the old ones did, he still is very nearly all he ever was. Fifties.

Alais: a French Princess. Serenely beautiful, and in love with Henry Plantagenet. Early twenties.

John: The youngest son. He is a charming looking boy with pimples, sweet-faced and totally adorable. Mid teens.

Geoffrey: The middle son. Attractive, charming, and the owner of the best brain of a brainy family. Mid twenties.

Richard Lionheart: The oldest son. He looks like his legend. He is handsome, graceful, and impressive. Mid twenties.

Eleanor: Henry’s Wife . Early sixties, and looks nothing like it. A truly handsome woman of great temperament, authority, and presence. Sixty one years old.

Philip: King of France.  He is tall, well proportioned, and handsome without being at all pretty.  Late teens.

Thank you!


Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who turned out to watch “Becky’s New Car” and support the first of many wonderful productions put on by True North Theatre.

Now that the show’s over, however, don’t tune out on this page. We’ll be starting a sort of “off-season” blog, will be doing a major website upgrade, and will be announcing our next show here.

Until then, please be sure to take a few seconds to check us out on Facebook, or comment and let us know about your experiences and thoughts on “Becky’s New Car.”

Thanks again for supporting local arts!

Photo by Christopher Goetting of RCS Maine

Audiences love Becky’s New Car!

Here are just a few of the things people are saying about True North Theatre’s production of Becky’s New Car:

“Came to see Sunday’s (7/23) show and experienced the full range of emotions. The play had me reeling for quite a while after (and think that’s the point). Beautifully acted, superbly directed. I was sucked in, and completely engaged. Bravo!”

“Great, unconventional play; material for thought. Definitely worth seeing. Kudos to True North, for their first production.”

“It’s an amazing show! Go see it!”

“Amy Moran pulls the audience onto the stage with her within the first few moments of the play and keeps you there through humor and tears. The rest of the cast revolve around her, coming and going as she makes decisions which have a profound impact on all their lives… do not miss out on the chance to see the show… True North Theater’s first production is a winner!”

You still have two more chances to see the show this weekend,  on Saturday, July 29 at 7:00pm and Sunday, July 30 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased now online at or at the door (cash only). Seating is limited and general admission. Performances are held at the Cyrus Pavilion Theatre on the UMaine.  We hope you’ll join us!

Becky’s New Car Tickets Available for Weekend Two!

Our sincerest thanks to everyone who came out to support us over the first weekend of our first production. It means a lot to everyone involved in this show.

If you missed this weekend’s; run of “Becky’s New Car,” you still have three chances to catch the show that’s being described by viewers as “an amazing show” and “[a] great, unconventional play… material for thought… definitely worth seeing.”

Shows run Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 at 7:00pm and Sunday, July 30 at 2:00pm at the Cyrus Pavilion Theatre on the UMaine campus. $15 admission. Tickets are available online via Brown Paper Tickets at or at the door (cash only). Please come support local theatre.

Photo by Christopher Goetting of RCS Maine

The Reviews are in!

The reviews are in… and True North Theatre has a hit on our hands! But don’t just read about the show; come to the Cyrus Pavilion this weekend and experience “Becky’s New Car” for yourself! Advance tickets are still available  at or take your chances at the door (cash only please). Limited seating! Buy now! Enjoy the show!

Check out the review below!

True North Theatre Gets it in Gear-Becky’s New Car


Auditions for Becky’s New Car

Our first production will be Becky’s New Car, by Steven Dietz.  Auditions are coming on April 30 and May 1.  Check out the flyer for the specifics.  As always, you can call (207) 619-4833 or send an email to with any questions.  Hope to see you there!

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