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History: the Hallowell Years

 

The BeginningFirst 20 Years'60s and '70sHallowell YearsThe Shows

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—sketch courtesy of the City of Hallowell

Stability in a New Home

The group is now officially known as the Augusta Players, doing business as the Gaslight Theater and is an IRS 503(c) non profit corporation. The productions are held in the Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, and on occasion at other venues. The 1898 City Hall Auditorium is our home base, which we lease from the City of Hallowell. Hallowell City Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Since 1980, The Gaslight Theater has increased the season from 3 to 4 shows. The group has produced two Maine Premieres: Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrence McNally, and A Cheever Evening by A. R. Gurney. Gaslight also produced the Maine Community Theater debut of Almost Maine, written by Maine native John Cariani.

Gaslight Theater is a founding member of the Maine Association of Community Theaters.