Fresh off our sold out closing night of our inaugural production, Maine Rep is proud to present The American Chamber of Comedy with our latest excuse of a show, FREEZING OUR iMPROV OFF. As you slip and slide through the next couple of months of biting cold weather, warm your innards with laughter on Saturday nights at Maine Rep as our improv professionals escort you on a journey of winter-themed comedy created by the seat of their pants, which we trust you’ll agree is an odd source. What makes this show different from The Chamber’s first production? This one is in January and February!
FREEZING OUR iMPROV OFF. No two shows and no two casts are ever alike. So come for the popcorn, and stay for the comedy…at least through intermission anyway. Saturdays, January 12 through February 16, two shows each night, 7:00 and 9:00. Tickets are now on sale.
Welcome to the Maine Repertory Theater website. We’re glad you stopped in, if even for just a bit. The following should give you an idea of what we’re about; probably more info than what you need, and as with all businesses just beginning there will be changes made as we move along. We’ll do our best to keep you updated with the latest, and pictures of our interior shall be posted soon. We thank you in advance for your visit to our website and your anticipated patronage.
Maine Repertory Theater is home to the region’s newest production company and performance venue, founded by Steve Burnette and David Hanright. Located in the Pepperell Mill in the heart of downtown Biddeford, Maine Rep is an intimate sixty-seat theater presenting a variety of entertaining, thought-provoking, typically light-hearted productions; including improv, sketch comedy, old time radio shows, published works, special events, and the occasional world premiere of an original script.
But Maine Rep is so much more. We are a performing arts organization dedicated to helping non-profits in our community.
Mostly improv, some scripted, all original comedy. What’s a show by The American Chamber of Comedy about? Your guess is as good as ours as the area’s top improv and sketch comedy performers present a two-act evening of jaw-dropping, knee-slapping, beverage spurting through your nose original comedy based on audience suggestions, with some original sketches occasionally tossed in for good measure or to kill time. And since no two audiences are ever alike, no two shows are ever alike, and that’s great, especially if our previous show stunk like a wet towel in a hot Buick.
Public performances are Saturday nights at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM.
The American Chamber of Customized Corporate Comedy is a unique and exciting entertainment option, reaching out to corporations, fraternal organizations, small businesses, wedding parties, and non-profits for private, sold-house performances.
Ideal for any small-to-midsize group or organization looking for a fresh alternative to thank your fellow industry professionals, employees, their families, your potential customers, or those just looking for an outside the box evening of laughter for sixty of their closest friends. Come to think of it, we're not such a bad idea for hosting your fundraiser too.
Customized Corporate Comedy shows are available Sunday through Friday nights, and obviously must be arranged in advance.
Ever wanted to try your hand at improv comedy?
Looking for a class that could help you with your shyness or public awkwardness?
Tired of reading questions in italics?
LAUGH You is an affordable school for improv and sketch comedy creation and performance taught exclusively at Maine Rep.
Workshops are offered to three age groups, 7th and 8th graders, high school students, and adults. Small size workshops will meet once a week for ninety minutes for five weeks for the first level, then six weeks for each level thereafter. LAUGH You student Progress Performance Nights for invited friends and family are offered following the completion of level two and level four, with a public performance presented at the completion of the entire program.
We encourage our patrons attending any performance to bring with them a donation of non-perishable food items. At the end of each month we will divide and deliver your donations to the Biddeford Food Pantry and The Saco Food Pantry. This program we like to call our United We Weigh Foodraising Campaign.
As part two of our Legacy Project Maine Rep will also donate 2% of every ticket sold in 2019 to Habitat for Humanity - York County, and another 2% to Volunteers of America - Northern New England, and their ongoing work with Cabin in the Woods, creating housing for our homeless veterans. We thank them for their bravery and honorable service to our country.
LAUGH You is an affordable school for improv and sketch comedy creation and performance, taught exclusively at Maine Rep.
Spring schedule will be announced soon for middle school, high school students and adults.