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History: the First 20 Years

 

The BeginningFirst 20 Years1960s and '70sHallowell Yearsthe Shows

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—Lewiston Daily Sun,
March 8, 1949

Touring Companies and the War

Performances were held at Cony High School in Augusta, and the Senior High School in Waterville, Maine. In 1946, a subgroup called the Kerosene Circuit was formed to do a touring show around central Maine in the summer. The Players were very much a social club, with meetings that involved productions of one-act plays and lively discussion of theater in general. Shows were produced on Mondays and Tuesdays, and curtain time was 8:15 pm.

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-Lewiston Evening Journal,
September 16, 1944

We have recently come across a scrapbook from the 1930s and 1940s from which we continue to learn. We do know that The Augusta Players produced shows during World War II, and often had to re-schedule shows to accommodate it. A week before one show went up, the Male lead enlisted in the Navy and was called up. Miss Tarr took over the Role.