The Passion and Pathos of “Papermaker”

by Allen Adams of The Maine Edge:

A tale of a Maine paper mill written by a Maine playwright on a Maine stage – that’s the latest from Penobscot Theatre Company.

PTC’s latest production is “Papermaker,” the first play from Maine novelist Monica Wood. The story of one small town’s struggles during a mill strike has landed on the Bangor Opera House stage; the show – directed by Daniel Burson – runs through April 2.

“Papermaker” will likely ring familiar to local audiences; the now-declining paper industry was a vital part of the area economy for decades. The workers who made the product, the businessmen who owned the mills, the towns that were essentially built by paper – all are represented in Wood’s script. … Read more.