UMF Spring Mainstage Production features online performance of “Rogues Gallery,” by award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley, April 1, 2 & 3

FARMINGTON, ME  (March 25, 2022)—The University of Maine at Farmington is excited to announce the opening of its Spring Mainstage Production, “Rogues’ Gallery” by Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley. These live, online performances will be available via Zoom on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m.

Poster for "Rogues Gallery" online theater performance

Performances are free and open to the public, but e-tickets must be reserved by emailing the box office at In response, you will get a confirmation from our box office staff with a zoom link and instructions approximately two hours prior to the performance that has been chosen.

Please let us know your name, the date of the performance you would like to attend virtually and the number of tickets you would like to reserve. All reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to the performance.

Shanley, wrote this play in 2021 with a specific eye towards online performance, as many theatre companies were struggling with (and continue to struggle with) Covid concerns. Written specifically for online performance, Rogues’ Gallery offers a glimpse into the lives of nine different everyday people engaged in not-so-everyday activities. In a series of gripping monologues, you can expect to hear our “rogues” share their most unusual experiences, their strangest days and their darkest secrets.

Shanley has won multiple Oscars, a Tony Award, and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He is the author of the play “Doubt,” for which he won a Pulitzer, and which was also turned into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of his Oscars was for the screenplay for the film “Moonstruck,” starring Cher and Nicholas Cage.

Cast and crew:
(UMF student’s names include their hometown.)

Director: Melissa C. Thompson, UMF associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts
Stage Manager:  Abby Towne, Fairfield
Box Office Manager/House Manager:  Morgan Steward, Anson
Box Office Manager  Elly Bernard, Jay

Unknown Caller – Justin Reid, Portland
Drive – Simoane Lowell, Belgrade
Gaucho – Aidan Mulrooney, Farmington
Artificial Leg – Simoane Lowell, Belgrade
Ditto – Audrey Bradbury, Farmington
Acupuncturist –  Eva Tebbutt, Brunswick
Clerical Line – Justin Reid, Portland
I Was Right – Dorothy Anne Giroux-Pare, Winslow
Lockdown – Eva Tebutt, Brunswick

Assistant Stage Manager:  Aidan Lucas, Westbrook
Publicity:  Kelly Gentilo, Bethesda, Md.
Costume Coordinator: Ana Rogers, Farmington
Hair and Makeup Coordinator: Sammantha Macomber, Farmington
Properties:  Tim Dugan II, Manchester, N.H.
Box Office Staff: AJ Joyce, Scarborough
Costume Shop Staff:  Simoane Lowell, , Belgrade
Costume Shop Staff:  Emalyn Remington, Bennington, Ver.

For more information contact Melissa C. Thompson, UMF associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, at

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Poster designed by UMF student Kelly Gentilo, Bethesda, Md.

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