What a year.
Here at Penobscot Theatre Company, we got downright innovative with how we created theater during a global pandemic. We had too.
We brought you remnants of haunted Maine, improvisational holiday laughs, plays performed by puppets, an interactive murder mystery, heartfelt personal anecdotes, Mr. Ben’s Playhouse, operas performed by dogs, and so much more. The world was a bit short on human connection but we worked tirelessly to provide just that – connection.
We’ve come through this year – a year in which we only made 9.6% of our regular ticket sales – with our whole staff intact. We got creative with what they worked on. Instead of building a set, we renovated the bathrooms. Instead of having actors in our dressing rooms, we revamped them with new carpet and fresh paint. Instead of designing costumes and pulling props, we cataloged every individual piece – we have 347 ties and over 200 suitcases!
As usual, we exercised careful oversight of our budget. We had to make it through each day with eyes to the future. We are YOUR theater. And guess what? We WILL see you at the theater in November!