The Rangeley Friends of the Arts recently received a grant from The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to write and produce an original play. The volunteer group of writers, the Lakeside Playwrights, includes Janice Adler, Elyse Andrews, Joanne Dunlap, Mary Ellen Simon, Carolyn Smith, Tim Straub and Valerie Zapolsky, according to a news release from RFA.

“We’ve been meeting from one to two times a month and we are 95 percent finished with the writing. There will be some re-writes, but we are planning on casting in March or April,” said Zapolsky, according to the release. “This show will have its world premier here in Rangeley at the RFA Lakeside Theater on Aug. 17-20 this summer. We are very excited to have the support of the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation.”

The play, “Self-Storage: The Contents of Our Lives,” is a dark comedy about human quirks and the life choices that lead individuals to collect and store too much stuff.

This is the first time an original play will be produced in Rangeley, which has a long tradition of presenting community theater, both musicals and straight plays.

The RFA is a not-for-profit organization.

Tickets will be available at For more information, call 864-5000.

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