The cast of The Public Theatre production of “Paint Night,” from left, is Jessica DiGiovanni as Bree, Jeri Marshall as Gwen, Jane Abernethy as Vera, Susan Craves as Fern, Kate Udall as Miriam, and Jessica Mosher as Lolly.

The world premiere of “Paint Night,” a hilarious and heartbreaking new play, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct 20, at The Public Theatre in Lewiston. Six women get together for a much-needed girls night out. Their plan is to paint and sip, but as the alcohol flows, so does their laughter and tears, and their thoughts on motherhood and womanhood get hilariously and heartbreakingly revealed. Kate Udall (Miriam) plays the mother of Lolly (Jessica Mosher) the bride-to-be the paint night is celebrating. Also at the paint night is Miriam’s old college roommate Fern (Susan Craves), accompanied by her multi-tasking daughter Bree (Jessica DiGiovanni) and Bree’s best friend and mother of three, Gwen (Jeri Marshall). Leading the paint night is Vera (Jane Abernethy) the creative and Yoda-like owner of the paint night studio. The play will be staged at various times through Sunday, Oct. 29. Showtimes are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will also be an added showtime at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Audiences will have a chance to meet playwright Carey Crim and share their thoughts about the play during the free post-show discussion following the performance at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. Tickets are $30 Adults, $25 Groups 10+, $20 Student 19+ with ID and can be purchased online at or by calling 207-782-3200. The Public Theatre is located at 31 Maple St., Lewiston.

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