BELFAST – Belfast Maskers Artistic Director Meg Nickerson announces the plays chosen for the upcoming season, the 35th year of operation for the non-profit community theater troupe.

“I feel certain that founders Basil and Nancy Burwell and Diane Coller Wilson could never have imagined celebrating this milestone when they decided to form a self-described ‘small theater company of sorts’ in 1987,” said Nickerson, who has been a member of the group since early on. “The Maskers were an integral part of creating Belfast’s reputation as a cool, artsy destination.”

According to Nickerson, the group has produced 212 plays since the beginning, including comedies, dramas, Shakespeare, one-acts, children’s shows, musicals, original and adapted plays; high-brow, low-brow and everything in between. “We remain dedicated to our mission to enrich, entertain and educate our community, and everyone is welcome to participate,” she said.

The 2022 season is as follows: March 10-20, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Dale Wassermen, directed by Meg Nickerson; May 5-15, “Dance Again” world premiere, written and directed by Tucker Atwood; July 28-Aug. 7, “Mamma Mia!,” book by Catherine Johnson, music and lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, music direction by Joan Mitchell; Oct. 6-16, “The Lady in The Van” by Alan Bennett, directed by Wendy Schweikert; and Dec. 2-11, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson,
directed by Emily LeBlanc-McConnell.

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is sponsored by The First, Edward Jones, Bangor Savings Bank and Young’s Lobster Pound & Seafood Restaurant. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is sponsored by The First. Other performances are available for sponsorship.

Ticket sales cover only a portion of the cost of the Maskers’ operating expenses and improvements to the building in which they perform, the Basil Burwell Community Theater. The group is seeking play sponsors and appealing for financial donations to help with expenses. Contributions can be made online at belfastmaskers.com/donate or checks can be mailed to Belfast Maskers, P.O. Box 541, Belfast, ME 04915.  For more information, call 207-619-3256 or email info@belfastmaskers.com.

The Belfast Maskers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.