Belfast Maskers will open its 2010 performance season with “Four in Four,” four nights of readings at the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library. Anyone interested in reading a part in one or more of the selected plays is invited to the Abbott Room Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. for an initial reading and a casual audition process.

The plays to be cast are: “The Good Doctor”  by Neil Simon, with parts available for adults; “The Secret Garden,” from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, with parts available for children and adults; “Two Gentlemen of Lebowski” by Adam Bertocci, a new work that poses the age-old question, what if Shakespeare had written “The Big Lebowski,” with a large number of parts available for adults. The fourth play to be presented in March will be “The Police Know Everything” by native Maine writer Sanford Phippen. This reading has been cast from the Hutchinson Center’s Senior College play-reading course.

The dates of each of the “Four” performances will be announced after schedules are coordinated among the readers and directors.

The rest of Belfast Maskers’ spring offerings include “Harvey” by Mary Chase, opening April 29; and a Theater at Monmouth presentation, “To the Moon,” on May 15. For other performances, audition schedules, ticket information, special events and details on donating or volunteering with Belfast Maskers, call 338-9668, send e-mail to or visit

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