What’s the Buzz? Put on your fun duds and come to the show!

Tue, 06/25/2024 - 9:45am

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    What's the Buzz" covers what's happening, what might be happening, and what should be happening in the opinion of the author.

    Eleanor Cade Busby is an unpublished award-winning writer, photographer and blogger & simply loves writing about herself in third person.She published this absolutely all true bio.

    Busby grew up all over New England,a preacher's kid who set out to destroy every single stereotype about a "Minister's Daughter."

    She attended Goddard College, The Rhode Island Conservatory of Music and The School of Life, majoring in everything she could stuff into her head. She once had her own office and a red stapler. Her employees learned quickly never to touch it.

    Much of her very long life has been spent on or back-stage at theaters. She penned a couple of plays, directed many more and acted in scores of productions. She's done it all except hanging lighting. You can't make her climb a ladder.

    She won awards locally & nationally for social services and customer care. Most recently she was awarded the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award along with 3 million of her closest personal friends for "galvanizing a potent global movement to resist infringements on the rights and dignity of women and many other groups."

    Busby has been a theater, art and dance reviewer and commentator for several publications, including CRACKED magazine.

    Opinionated, obstinate, much-abused, and under-appreciated, she believes that if it isn't funny or relevant, it isn't worth it.

    Eleanor Cade Busby lives in Midcoast Maine with two cats who like to stand on her head at 3 AM demanding a sacrifice, often her sanity.

    Suggestions for topics and comments are always welcome at eleanorcadebusby@hotmail.com

“Love, Loss, and What I Wore” Opens at the Lincoln Theater Friday

          River Company and Lincoln Theater, collaborating in staged reading production of the insightful “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” present vignettes, stories and monologues based on Ilene Beckerman’s best seller on Friday June 28 at 7 PM and Saturday June 29 at 2 and 7PM at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta.

The stage will be dressed in items worn and loved (or hated) by cast members. Among them, a fur coat, a wedding dress, and a pair of beloved sneakers. The Schiaparelli coat was discovered during an attic clean out at the Camden Opera House and it fit actress Dagney Ernest perfectly, while most likely a Camden Civic Theater costume, it might have once belonged to the Camden Opera House ghost. For those unaware, a seat is always left vacant for Sally at every show at the Opera House. Articles of clothing spark imagination and memory and this delightful piece of theater does both.

Audience members are invited to get into their closets and find items that either please them or remind them of important times in their lives. Dress up in whatever makes you smile or remember  or laugh   or simply show up and enjoy this wonderful cast of women telling delightful stories in the air conditioned comfort of the historic Lincoln Theater.

River Company co-directors Eleanor Cade Busby and Nick Azzaretti bring together dynamic Midcoast actors, Dagney Ernest, Christina Belknap, Carole Florman, Judy McQuillen, Zora Margolis, Christine Thalia Andersen, and Laurie Brown, who deliver the experiences of 29 women. Quotes that will resonate from childhood ring out , “ My Grandmother had two cures. Hot tea for anything inside the body, and Vaseline for anything outside,” “You can’t wear that, they will send you home from school,” “Are you trying to kill me wearing that?”

River Company and the Lincoln Theater have garnered support from Skidompha Library for rehearsal space   and friends and neighbors for various props. In the spirit of true Community Theater, it takes a village or villages to bring live theater to the stage. Damon Leibert, Technical Director at the Lincoln Theater, is lighting the stage and providing special touches.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for Lincoln Theater members, and $5 for youth 18 and under. All ticket sales are final – Nonrefundable and Nonexchangeable.

All tickets are available for purchase at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime, or in advance* through Lincoln Theater’s online box office at lcct.org.

*Advance tickets or confirmation emails may be printed for admission OR you may check in with your email address at the theater box office when you arrive.

Presented in Partnership with River Company & Lincoln Theater