Sarah Nolen’s “Lisa the Wise”

Saturday, April 30 — **Two Shows** Afternoon — Doors at 1:00 PM; Show at 1:30 PM Evening — Doors at 4:30 PM; Show at 5:00 PM Imaginative shadow puppetry lights the way in this hilarious, spooky story about the experiences that make us wise. When Lisa, a brave young girl...

Firefly the Hybrid

April 22 & 23 — Doors at 7:00 PM; Show at 7:30 PM Rooted in ancestral Wabanaki music, a Firefly performance is an experience both ancient and modern at the same time. The combination of traditional vocals and colorful visuals transports you to a place deep inside yourself, taking...

Puppeteers’ Happy Hour

Saturday, April 16 — Doors at 2:30 PM; Happy Hour begins at 3:00 PM Join us for ​​Puppeteers’ Happy Hour! This recurring informal gathering is for puppet artists and enthusiasts to share their work and ideas, catch up on the latest puppet dirt, and hang out. Puppeteers and puppet...

Sandglass Theater’s “When I Put On Your Glove”

April 15 & 16 — Doors at 7:00 PM; Show at 7:30 PM When I Put On Your Glove is a puppetry, dance, and spoken narrative piece that explores a daughter’s relationship to her father’s work building upon a premise that puppets are containers of memory. In it, a...

Tophat Productions’ Jesus Christ Superstar

Sunday, April 10 — Doors at 3:00 PM; Show at 3:30 PM Come check out this powerful rock opera as you’ve never seen it before! Tophat Productions’ David Worobec with his miniature stage and toy cast of action figures return to Mayo Street Arts for its April tradition of...

Khmer New Year: Celebrating Through Music & Dance (SOLD OUT)

Friday, April 8 — Doors at 7:00 PM; Show at 7:30 PM (SOLD OUT) Join Khmer Maine and the Angkor Dance Troupe to experience the magic and wonder of classical Khmer dancing and folk music in the intimate setting of Mayo Street Arts.  Apsara dancing is an ancient art...

Bread & Puppet’s “Finished Waiting” (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 & 7:00 PM (SOLD OUT) Doors open at times above. Show begins at 3:30 & 7:30 PM Bread & Puppet returns to Mayo Street Arts with Finished Waiting, a new show created this winter by B&P director, Peter Schumann and the storied Vermont troupe of puppeteers,...

International Open Mic – April 2022

Saturday, April 2 at 7:00 PM Portland’s legendary INTERNATIONAL OPEN MIC returns to bring you a wide range of songs, poetry, and beyond. Please join us for curated (& spontaneous!) performances featuring a wide variety of international and American artists who call the Greater Portland area home. The Greater Portland area is...