Christopher Schario draws the winning ticket for The Public Theatre’s Cash Raffle Fundraiser. Submitted photo

The grand prize of $1,500 was awarded to Bette Thibeault of Lewiston by The Public Theatre in Lewiston. A special fundraising event, 300 raffle tickets were offered at $30 each to help support and celebrate The Public Theatre’s 30th season.

“We were so happy to see Bette’s name on the winning ticket as she has been a longtime supporter of The Public Theatre as well as a fabulous advocate for all of the Arts in Lewiston/Auburn,” said Artistic Director Christopher Schario.

The Public Theatre, a Professional Equity Theatre located in downtown Lewiston, has been voted “Best Theatre” in Maine by Down East Magazine readers’ poll seven years in a row. Although the Theatre is currently unable to present live performances due to COVID restrictions, please visit to learn more about viewing a previously recorded live performance of their thrilling production of “I and You.”

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