September 8 – October 8, 2017

ACT ONE’s Beyond Festival will feature wonderful comedy, captivating storytelling, musical delights, and our new Sunday afternoon documentary film series!

Click on the titles or the event posters below for more information and to order your tickets. 

Makin’ Whoopie!
Susan Poulin is back as the hilarious Ida LeClair in a brand new show, Makin’ Whoopie ~ Ida LeClair’s Guide to Love & Marriage.  Spending time with Ida is like talking to an old friend – one with lots of real life experience and a wicked good sense of humor.

Fall Film Festival
ACT ONE presents three outstanding documentary films celebrating our rich history and cultural heritage – Sumner McKane’s “The Maine Frontier” and “The Northeast by Eastern” and the premier of Tonya Shevenell’s “The Home Road.”

Tuckermans at 9
Join us for a lively evening of contemporary a cappella with Tuckermans at 9.  The harmonies are rich, the arrangements innovative, and you’ll swear you can hear guitars, brass, bass fiddles, and even drums.  But it’s the voices making all the music! 

Ballads of a Grateful Heart
Internationally acclaimed writer, performer, and chef James Haller has a new performance memoir, a heartfelt collage of portraits told with warmth, spiced with delicious laughter, and rich in tender insights and grateful love.

Antonio Rocha in Kaleidoscopia!
World traveler and award-winning storyteller, actor, and mime Antonio Rocha bring to the stage a magical fusion of verbal narrative and mine, putting stories in motion that will calm the heart enliven the spirit, and delight the soul!

The Immigrant Garden
ACT ONE presents Caroline Wood’s exquisite story told in letters. The Immigrant Garden premiered in June to full houses and such acclaim that we have extended Festival to October 8 and added three performances of this very special theatre experience.

True Tales Live!
Everyone has a story, so prepare to be enthralled when the wonderful folks of True Tales Live take the stage for an afternoon of lively & local storytelling. These are real life tales told by people from the Seacoast area who have a good story to share.