The Community Players return to the Marsh River Theater, Monroe Highway/Route 139, after an absence of several years following the death of longtime producer Bert Fafard. The Community Players, under the direction of Elizabeth Fafard, Bert’s widow, will open a two-weekend production of “Never Too Late” by Arthur Sumner Long Friday night, May 28.

The original cast that appeared in the comedy during the 2006 showing is returning, with a few newcomers. Bunk and Nancy Quimby play Harry and Edith Lambert with supporting leads of Dale Hustus and Carla Ellis as Charlie and Kate Clinton. The cast of seasoned players also features Laurie Giles, Paul Muir, Judy Brossmer, Jerry Sullivan and Albert L’Etoile; Audrey Muir will appear for the first time on stage with The Community Players.

The farce mixes family dynamics, town politics, home renovations and middle-age pregnancy into a period family stew that some have cited as an inspiration for TV’s “All in the Family.” The three-act play ran on Broadway and was made into a film in 1965.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, May 28 and 19; and June 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9, $8 in a group of eight or more, and $7 for students and senior citizens. They can be purchased in advance by calling 722-4110 (Visa/Mastercard accepted) or at the box office the nights of performance.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to