Friday, November 18, 2022
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Hot spiced apple cider is a regular happening.
An extra quilt or two has been placed on the bed.
All of the potted plants but the mums and cabbages have been brought in from the cold and are currently enjoying the porch, now fitted with its winter hot-house style panels: there are still peppers and tomatos growing. Harvested carrots and pototoes are tucked into their respective baskets in the kitchen.
Peach, the cottage cat, and I have woken up to frost-covered fallen leaves on the ground and trees outside the window.
The theme at the Sugar Tree cottage include sugar skulls my son and I made from molds and decorated years ago - carefully wrapped in tissue paper and stored away each November 2nd for the next October - and a few colorful felt flowers.
October will be ending too soon. November... brings the woodstove.
Friday, September 30, 2022
Monday, September 12, 2022
The Dupont family is thrilled that their naïve young daughter has married Count Robert de Trivelin. However, upon returning from their honeymoon, it is made clear that the young bridegroom has yet to consummate the marriage, and indeed seems to be suffering from a psychological block brought on by a border crossing guard yelling out “Have you anything to declare?” at a particularly delicate moment. With only three days left to meet his mother-in-law’s demand for a grandson, or at least the promise of one, the count seeks the assistance of Zeze, a courtesan who is passing herself off to her clientele as a prominent artist. The entire Dupont family manages to parade through Zeze’s salon and back to the Dupont home, along with a sobbing ex-suitor of the bride, a camel dealer of unknown origin, and a maid desperate to break ties with Zeze and start a career of her own. As the clock continues to tick away, a chaotic race to consummate the marriage results in everyone learning just a little bit more than they might have wanted to!
With Olive Street's own Autumn Stupca, Tucker Atwood, and Jakob Sutton, along with Midge Pomelow as well!
September 15th - 24th. Tickets available at https://lakewoodtheatremaine.csstix.com/ or call 207-474-7176.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Announcing new plein air artist space available!
It is with great pleasure that we have added another to our family of camps on Olive Street.
Resting very beautifully on Hayden Brook beside the Brook House, and across from the Perkins House, we have aquired number 16.
Though the camp itself will not be available for guests* until next season, arrangements for artists to visit this lovely garden are open! Please contact us for more information and to reserve a time to enjoy this spot.
*It is my desire that this be a community education building, where classes on the flowers, gardening, uses of botanicals, and perhaps painting workshops can take place; making the most use of it's location. We will be searching for a resident that has gardening knowledge/experiance, and applications will be available later this winter. If you are interested in more information about the position, please see here
Sunday, July 17, 2022
"The play based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards."
Olive Street's Jakob Sutton can be seen popping up now and again, with more than half a dozen charectors
Tickets are available online https://lakewoodmaine.csstix.com/ or at the box office office 207-474-7176
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Happy to see blossoms on the tomato plants in the containers on the deck, baby cucumbers on the vines.
However, I also did have to take note that the snails may be the only ones to enjoy the cabbage, and the pepper plants have not grown any taller. The berry bush that I have allowed to push it's way into the light by squeezing itself up between the deck boards will bear no fruit.
And the morning glories are in the middle of a rather aggressive takeover of the tiger lillies.
My green thumb skills are lacking to say the least. Later this month I take over one of the most beautiful flower gardens on Olive Street and I'm not feeling ready!
Sunday, July 3, 2022
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Starring: Jacob Junkins, Gabi Pizzo, Taylor Kruse, Beth Lambert, Art Meneses, Tucker Atwood, Will Stecher, Lyn Govoni, Gary Dorman, Jacob Coombs, Juan Lavalle-Rivera, Chelsea Martel, Kate Kenworthy, Kaelie Merrill, Ben McIntire, Emily West, Miles McIntire, Evelyn LaCroix, Charlie Staples, Jason Iannone, Bianca Stoutamyer, Jakob Sutton
Performances on July 7th - 9th at 8pm, July 10th at 4pm, July 13th at 2pm & 7pm, and July 14th - 16th at 8pm
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, at the box office during open hours, or by calling 474- 7176
Monday, June 27, 2022
Another actor comes to join our project, coming to stay in the tip top of the tower... in the Tower House!
You may have wistnessed his evil villian side in last season's Bullshoot McCrummond and this year Jason Iannone will be adding his flair to characters seen in The Drowsy Chaperone which runs July 7th - 16th, Kong's Night Out August 4th - 19th, and Great Expectations September 1st - 10th
Saturday, June 25, 2022
The mission statement goes like this: to bring art and creativity to Olive Street; to make it a desination alongside Lakewood Theater: to su...
Back in the day, as the phrase goes, this was quite the place. Much of my youth around Lakewood Theater was spent hearing stories of the sta...
It's been suggested that we get official, so I've been doing lots and lots of reading and research, looking at how others have accom...