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ACAT Theatre for the People by the People (Sept 21, 2012)


ACAT - Theatre for the People by the People

ACAT – Theatre for the People by the People

WATERVILLE, Maine – When Directors Joseph Klapatch and Evan Sposato offered to direct Office Hours by Norm Foster for Aqua City Actor’s Theatre (ACAT), they invited central Maine to auditions.

“Office Hours, by Norm Foster, is not only a very funny and entertaining play, but also a great opportunity for ACAT to attract actors who may not have acted with us before. We were fortunate to have some new faces show up at auditions, so we have cast fourteen actors. All roles are substantial without being daunting to even a less experienced actor. I am excited about the dramatic possibilities with such a large cast and so many interesting characters and situations,” explains Klapatch.

ACAT is offering everyone the opportunity to be a part of the theatre and has dedicated their 2012-2013 “Drunk on Drama” season to working with and mentoring people who have an interest in the arts.

Newcomer Eliza Robbins explains, “I’m extremely grateful to be given my first role in a play since the fifth grade. I haven’t had this much fun getting involved in something, ever. My only regret is it took me so long to jump in. It really is never too late though! Hope I break a leg! “

Photo Caption: (Left to right) Director Joseph Klapatch, actors Eliza Robbins and Andrew Smith prepare for ACAT's Office Hours by Norm Foster.

Office Hours runs Sep 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 7:30 p.m., and Sep 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. Season’s Passes are available for $36.00 and $30.00 for students and senior citizens. Show tickets are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for students and senior citizens, and are available at the door, or can be reserved by calling the Waterville Opera House at (207) 873-7000, or on-line by visiting the Waterville Opera House website at Seating is limited, so please make reservations early.

For people hesitant to perform, ACAT always has behind-the-scenes openings for lighting, sound, makeup and costume designers.

And for those who always dreamed of their name in lights, auditions for ACAT’s next production, Welfarewell by Cat Delaney take place Aug 19, from 1 – 4 p.m. and Aug 20, from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

For more information about Office Hours or upcoming auditions please call Juli Brooks at 207-504-1768, visit or

About Aqua City Actor’s Theatre:
Aqua City Actor’s Theatre (ACAT) – Founded in 1997, and run by a group of dedicated volunteers, ACAT brings live theatre to the people of central Maine. Along with a commitment to supporting and nurturing the creative spirit in its actors and stage support personnel, its intimate, 62 seat studio theatre offers audiences a unique and visceral theater experience. ACAT – Inspiring Art, Creating Community. For more information on upcoming productions or becoming a part of ACAT’s community please visit our website at: or like us on Facebook.

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