THEATRE / DANCE
The Waldo brings the excitement and enrichment of live theater to the MidCoast, focusing on performances tailored to our unique setting and drawing from our local and regional amateur and
Homer Bound - a comedy by Karmo Sanders
September 30th, October 6 + 7th at 7:30pm,
October 1st at 3:00pm.
The comedy HOMER BOUND marks the hilarious return of live community theatre to The Waldo. Live community theatre returns to The Waldo this September with the laugh-out-loud comedy Homer Bound. The play takes a fun, funny and sometimes sentimental look at a colorful cast of characters preparing for a shotgun wedding on an island off the Maine coast.
Written by Maine’s own Karmo Sanders, known by many Mainers as “The Marden’s Lady,” the cast, all members of our local community, includes Zora Margolis, Peter Henderson, Christine Anderson, Shari Wills, Greg Hawks, and Henry Cauffman.
“Every one of the characters will feel familiar to people here on the coast. The writing is fast, funny and full of Maine humor,” said Susan Hodder, The Waldo’s Executive Director who is also directing the play. “It’s really thrilling to be bringing back a fully-staged play to The Waldo with innovative staging, sets, lighting, and a very funny script that showcases a Maine writer.”
Every member of this production, from the cast to the crew, is from right here in our community. Come see how fun and entertaining community theatre can be.
Evening performances are scheduled for Saturday 9/30, and Friday 10/6 and Saturday 10/7 at 7:30PM. A matinee performance will be held Sunday 10/1 at 3:00PM.
Adult online tickets are available for $15 in advance, $20 the day of the event. Youth tickets are available for $10. Doors open 30 minutes before each show.
Dances With Ivory -
Friday, October 13 at 7pm
Performed by Dr. Lisa Thomas, “Dances with Ivory” presents piano selections based on indigenous tribal melodies. The piano is used in unusual ways to achieve ethereal effects, such as strumming inside the body of the piano on the strings and using the pedals in creative ways to pick up the tonal vibrations of native flutes, singing, speaking, and playing the soundboard for drum beat effects. The performance includes native storytelling to illustrate the significance of an oral tradition, a very different way of learning compared to modern schooling. She performs in native regalia and uses multi-media to illustrate the cultural background of each song.
Dr. Lisa Cheryl Thomas was a Fulbright Scholar in Canada in 2017 at the University of Alberta and did her doctoral dissertation on native melodies that were collected by ethnographers around the turn of the 20th century. She has performed this music in many theaters and concert halls in many countries. Passionate about presenting performances that embody Native American music, dance, art, and culture via performances of compositions by American composers, her repertoire also includes bluegrass and patriotic American music.
Dr. Lisa Cheryl Thomas is an enrolled citizen of Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas
Her native name is Danalasgisgv Unegv gola [Dances with Ivory].
Adult online tickets are available for $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event. Youth tickets are available for $10. Doors open at 6:30pm.