Midcoast Actors' Studio recently presented “Peter and the Starcatcher” at the Crosby Center, receiving positive feedback from audiences. As the troupe redirected its focus to the August show, “Cabaret,” it discovered a credit card ticket sale malfunction had resulted in almost a thousand dollar loss.

None of the credit card sales at the door for “Peter and the Starcatcher” went through. The Square credit card software used has an option that swipes cards but does not charge them, instead asking for a cash sale. As a result, MAS did not collect any credit card sales from the performances, which puts it in a critical position as a small, nonprofit community theater.

Those who came to see the show and paid with a credit card will notice on their credit card account that the ticket sale did not go through. Midcoast Actors’ Studio is asking those audience members to go to midcoastactors.org, click the DONATE button and pay the ticket amount they would have paid.

Collecting these missing ticket sales will greatly help MAS with its next production; and the troupe promises to clear up this error in the future, so audiences can pay with credit cards without issue.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.