Rep gets air-conditioning

MOUNT DESERT — The Acadia Repertory Theatre recently installed an air-conditioning system.

Though a traditional air-conditioning system would have been ineffective in the “charming by old and uninsulated” Masonic Hall, a pair of new heat pumps should keep theater-goers cool when the temperatures outside rise, something likely to happen for the rest of the run of the last play in the Rep’s 2016 season.

“Murdered to Death” by Peter Gordon, part-murder mystery, part-spoof, is set in an English country manor house in the 1930s, with a cast of characters including Bunting the butler; an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip; a shady French art dealer and his moll; a bumbling police inspector; and a well-meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder wherever she goes.

“Murdered to Death” plays every evening except Monday at 8:15 p.m.

Also running is the 30th annual Acadia Rep children’s program production, “The Princess and the Pauper,” adapted very loosely by Cheryl Willis from the classic Mark Twain novel. In this story, the princess is a famous pop star and the pauper, her biggest fan, is a lobsterman’s kid from Tremont with big dreams. The play will be performed every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. through Aug. 27.

Call the box office at 244-7260 or visit

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