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University to host Presque Isle Community Players’ Dinner Theatre

Friday, 29 October 2010

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is pleased to host the Presque Isle Community Players' Dinner Theatre entitled This Land is Your Land: A Celebration of American Folk Music. The event debuts on Friday, November 5, at 6 p.m. in the University's Campus Center. Three additional performances will be held – Saturday, Nov. 6, Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13.

This Land is Your Land: A Celebration of American Folk Music is under the musical direction of veteran musician and performer Rod Thompson. The music and songs will pay tribute to the long and rich history of American folk music, including songs such as Tom Dooley, Good Night Irene, Blowin' in the Wind, If I had a Hammer, and This Land is Your Land.

"I think this show will have something for everyone," Thompson noted. "No matter what your age, some of these classic folk songs were – and probably still are – a part of your life. I think people will be amazed at the memories the songs will bring back to them when they hear them performed live."

In addition to Thompson, the performers include Lin Chalou, Jim Derosier, Twink Derosier, Mike Eisensmith, Sandy Gauvin, Frank Grant, Martha Grant, Debbie Lamont, Cissy Libby, Elaine Moody, Melbourne Smith, Claudia Stevens, Nadine Strelka, Sherry Sullivan.

Each evening event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. with dessert served at intermission. The menu includes baked stuffed chicken, pasta primavera, green salad, roasted potatoes, and vegetables.

The cost for the dinner and performance is $24 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Aroostook Centre Mall Information Desk and Goin' Postal at 26 North Street in Presque Isle.

"UMPI is excited to host the Presque Isle Community Players on campus," said Keith Madore, Director of the University's Development Office. "The Players are an important part of the performing arts culture in Aroostook County and their productions provide a wonderful opportunity to showcase local talent. We are pleased to support them with the use of our campus venue and services."

For more information about the performance or the dinner, visit the Presque Isle Community Players website at www.picplayers.com.