Our Next Show

Chris Van Dusen's The Circus Ship!

April 15-24
A circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, and the animals on board must swim through chilly waters to the nearest shore. Unexpected friendships unfold through courage, kindness, and traditional Maine island hospitality. With humor and empathy, Van Dusen's circus menagerie comes to life in a new play ideal for all ages. The Circus Ship is based on the book by the same name by local author Chris Van Dusen.

Based on the book by Chris Van Dusen, adapted for our stage by Reba Short. Produced with generous support from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.
Copyright 2009 by Chris Van Dusen, Published by Candlewick Press Inc.

Friday, April 15 at 12:30pm & 4pm
Saturday, April 16 at 1pm & 4pm
Sunday, April 17 at 1pm & 4pm
Wednesday, April 20 at 11am & 2pm
Thursday, April 21 at 11am & 2pm
Friday, April 22 at 1pm & 4pm
Saturday, April 23 at 1pm & 4pm
Sunday, April 24 at 1pm & 4pm
Saturday, April 30 at 1pm & 4pm

Tickets on sale now!
Click here to purchase your tickets online!
$9/member, $10/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Need more information? Please contact Reba at (207) 828-1234 x 247 or email reba@kitetails.org.

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