Events downtown

Apr 21

Main Stage Production: The Circus Ship Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine | 142 Free Street 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event website

A circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, and the animals on board must swim through chilly waters to the nearest shore. Unexpected friendships unfold through courage, kindness, and traditional Maine island hospitality. With humor and empathy, Van Dusen’s circus menagerie comes to life in a new play ideal for all ages. The Circus Ship is based on the book by the same name by local author Chris Van Dusen. Adapted for our stage by Reba Short with live musical accompaniment by Brittany Cook.

Produced with generous support from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust. Adapted with permission by Candlewick Press Inc. The Circus Ship is copyright 2009 by Chris Van Dusen and published by Candlewick Press Inc.

Friday, April 15 at 4pm
Saturday, April 16 at 1pm & 4pm
Sunday, April 17 at 1pm & 4pm
Wednesday, April 20 at 11am & 2pm
Thursday, April 21 at 11am & 2pm
Friday, April 22 at 1pm & 4pm
Saturday, April 23 at 1pm & 4pm
Sunday, April 24 at 1pm & 4pm

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16/stay and play. To purchase tickets call 1-800-838-3006, stop by the front desk, or visit