NEWS

Unity’s unique venue offers Fall-Winter shows

Dinner theater, popular musical acts to appear at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts

The Ghosts of Johnson City

The Unity College Center for the Performing Arts has announced a series of cultural events for the Fall-Winter season.

“The events run the gamut from dinner theater to comedy to well-known musical acts and truly offer something for everyone,” said Wendi Richards, events manager for the facility. “The UCCPA plays and important cultural and economic role in rural central Maine and is an integral part of the campus identity, and we’re thrilled to be able to share this asset with a wide variety of Mainers.”

Highlights of the Fall-Winter event schedule include:

  • In November, “Evil Dead” the musical, our first endeavor with partner Some Theater Company, provides “an outlandish spectacle of spoofdom, with music and dancing.”
  • In December, the UCCPA presents its first Murder Mystery Dinner. Have you ever wanted to be a character in a game of Clue but with amazing food and adult beverages? The Hallowell Open Theater Troupe will immerse diners in “Death by 36 Entrees and 32 Desserts,” a fully interactive who-done-it with local foods by Unity College catering and floral arrangements by the college’s McKay Farm.
  • Windborne. In January, listen to acclaimed American folk musicians so enchanting they were sent by the US government to share their iconic sound with countries all over the world.
  • The Ghosts of Johnson City. One of the most haunting and rare expositions into America’s past through music, The Ghosts of Johnson City is based in Maine with musical roots in Appalachia and the Deep South. The group will play Unity in February, presenting simple and soulful versions of old mountain music, Civil War songs, coal-mining melodies, disaster chronicles, haunting murder ballads and tunes of love, loss, and poverty.

To view the complete schedule, click here. Additional shows may be announced individually throughout the fall and winter.

Built from a 100-year-old barn with attached farmhouse, the facility is a vibrant cultural and arts center that offers an eclectic mix of music, films, art, lectures, and more. Since opening in 2000, it has been the scene for world-renowned musicians, award-winning speakers, and memorable community gatherings. The UCCPA is also home to the Leonard R. Craig Gallery featuring up-and-coming and renowned Maine artists throughout the year.

The Unity College Center for the Performing Arts is located at 42 Depot St., off U.S. Route 202, in the Unity village center, open during events and by appointment.

Friday, October 16, 2015