True North Theatre Announces auditions for Table Manners

True North Theatre announces auditions for its spring production, “Table Manners,” by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Tricia A. Hobbs. All roles are available, including three women and three men.

The first of three plays in playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s “The Norman Conquests” trilogy, “Table Manners” takes place around the dining room table in the family home. Annie still lives at home with her elderly, invalid mother, but she is a woman with a plan: avoid her sort-of boyfriend Tom and dash out of town with her sister’s husband, the irascible but charming Norman. She asks her unsuspecting elder brother Reg and his wife Sarah to look after their widowed mother and the house while she is away, but once they arrive, her plan is soon discovered. Once Tom arrives, followed by Norman, and finally Norman’s wife Ruth, the stage is set for a dysfunctional family weekend. Too much tension, too much alcohol, and too little food make for a combustible and hysterical mix.

Roles available (all mid 20s-mid 40s) are:

Norman – Assistant librarian in a world of his own, cares for no one but himself. Time means nothing to him, and he is incorrigible and delightfully off the wall. Married to Ruth.

Annie – The exhausted caregiver of their elderly mother. Likes Tom and everyone knows it – except Tom; sister of Reg and Ruth; direct opposite of Ruth.

Ruth – Sophisticated, disinterested, vain. Thinks she is above the others, always carries her handbag and is nearsighted; sister of Reg and Annie.

Reg – Good ol’ boy with a sense of humour. He’s henpecked and doesn’t care; lets things roll off his back. Sarah’s husband; brother of Annie and Ruth – he grew up living in a house full of women.

Sarah – Motherly, strong-willed, has a strong take-charge personality. Is a know-it-all that no one listens to. British sense of decorum and maintaining appearances.  Perfectionist.

Tom –  A veterinarian who seems to understand animals more than people, he’s a little slow on the update but has a kind heart. Everyone knows that Tom likes Annie – except Tom himself!

Auditions will be held Sunday, March 18 from 1:30-3:30 PM and Monday, March 19 from 6:30-8:30 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 early April, 3 times per week, with additional rehearsals in June. Performances will take place in Orono on the weekends of June 15-17 and June 23-25, 2018 at the Cyrus Pavilion Theatre on the UMaine campus. For more information, please call (207) 619-4388 or email Furthermore, information concerning auditions can also be found at True North Theatre’s website ( and our Facebook page (

Thank you!

We took a few days to catch up on sleep, put away the props and costumes, and leave Christmas 1183 behind, but we wanted to thank everyone who came out to see The Lion in Winter! We are so grateful to everyone who supported us in any way during our very first season. We are thrilled to be a part of this thriving theatre community, and are looking forward to bringing more great theatre to you in our second season! We have several projects in the works, including our summer show, and we’ll be posting information here soon.

Stay tuned, and thanks!!

The Lion in Winter is a hit!

True North Theatre’s first week of performances for “The Lion in Winter” is over and the reviews are in!

“Kudos to True North Theater! They did it again!”

“Tonight’s opening performance of The Lion in Winter was superb! Thank you, True North, for shining a bright light this winter season!”

“Great show!!!!!!”

“I was so impressed with last night’s production of The Lion in Winter that I can’t stop talking about it !  Every aspect of this play was so well done that I felt I had been transported back in time and was witnessing history.”

Come see the show that the Maine Campus describes as, “Spectacular”. Three more performances: Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3 at 7pm, and a pre-Super Bowl matinee Sunday, February 4 at 2pm. Tickets are available now at or at the door.

True North Theatre presents “The Lion in Winter,” by James Goldman, directed by Angela Bonacasa, at the Old St. Mary’s Reception Halls, 89 Main St., Orono. For more information, email us at or call (207) 619-4833.

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

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!

Hello world!

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