Brittany Parker is helping to bring Nan Lincoln’s “Cecily’s Summer” to the stage at the Barn Arts Collective. PHOTO COURTESY OF MATTHEW HOCHMAN

‘Cecily’s Summer’ postponed, Saturday shows still on



TREMONT — The Barn Arts Collective performance of “Cecily’s Summer” originally planned for Friday, June 17, has been postponed till next Friday. The triple bill of works in development by resident artists scheduled for Saturday will go on as planned.

“Cecily’s Summer,” a family musical with puppets based on Nan Lincoln’s children’s books, will play on Friday, June 24, at 6 p.m. in celebration of the Acadia Centennial.

“We’re thrilled to finally bring ‘Cecily’s Summer’ to the Barn, after several performances at local schools and libraries,” said Barn Arts Co-Producer Brittany Parker, who also composed the music and performs in the show. “Nan Lincoln’s true story about raising a harbor seal pup one summer on MDI is incredibly touching, and we’re honored to adapt that story from book to musical form.”

Nan Lincoln will be in attendance at the Friday night performance to answer questions and sign books after the show. “Cecily’s Summer” is presented in celebration of the Acadia Centennial, as the Barn Arts Collective is an official Acadia Centennial Partner.

Barn Arts resident artists will present three plays on Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m.

A Philadelphia-based theater and game company going by the name “Game//Play” will perform “AFK (Away from Keyboard),” an interactive mission statement. A New York City-based team of writers calling themselves “Long White Line” is working on adapting the 800-page Victorian novel “Middlemarch” into a play set to music from the American South. Trevor Bachman Music & Co, a New York City-based musical theater collaborative, will present excerpts from their new musical about the disappearance of the Roanoke colony in the late 16th century, called “Croatoan: A True American Horror Opera.”

Both performances are admission by donation at the Barn, 130 Tremont Road, Bass Harbor. Reservations are available online at barnartscollective.com.

This story was updated on June 15.

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