The University of Maine at Farmington recently announced the opening of its Spring Mainstage Production, “Rogues’ Gallery” by Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley. These live, online performances will be available via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3.

Shanley, wrote this play in 2021 with a specific eye towards online performance, as many theatre companies were struggling with (and continue to struggle with) COVID concerns. Written for online performance, “Rogues’ Gallery” offers a glimpse into the lives of nine different everyday people engaged in not-so-everyday activities. In a series of gripping monologues, the audience can expect to hear our “rogues” share their most unusual experiences, their strangest days and their darkest secrets.

Performances are free and open to the public, but e-tickets must be reserved by emailing the box office at [email protected]. In response, you will get a confirmation from our box office staff with a zoom link and instructions approximately two hours prior to the performance that has been chosen.

Be sure to include your name, the date of the performance you would like to attend virtually and the number of tickets you would like to reserve. All reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to the performance.

For more information email Melissa C. Thompson, UMF associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, at [email protected].

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