UMPI’s Auditorium in Wieden Hall has a rich history of serving the region as a cultural arts center, an academic training ground, and a public forum for the exchange of ideas. Its stage has featured world-class singers, classical musicians, Shakespearian troupes, magicians, comedians, and New York City dance groups. But that stage, and the space as a whole, has succumbed to 50 years’ of use on a tight budget.
Fundraising kick-off event
To officially begin its fundraising efforts for the Auditorium Renovation Project, the University partnered with the Presque Isle Community Players to host a very special Fall Dinner Theater Presentation in October 2013 titled “Country in the County.” The evening of live music featured some of the area’s most talented singers and musicians, performing everything from Johnny Cash to the Dixie Chicks in UMPI’s Campus Center. Click here to learn more about this kick-off event.
The University hopes to host more performances and cultural events to benefit the Auditorium Renovation Project in the coming months.
We need your help
By supporting the Auditorium Renovation Project, you can be part of an exciting artistic and academic vision for Northern Maine. The University appreciates all gifts that will ensure that this important community space can be restored and once again be utilized to its full potential.