The Adventures of Miss Susan


A fictional story based on a real hero, The Adventures of Miss Susan follows a Maine children's librarian as she encounters the battles of her everyday world, attending intimidating board meetings and executing countless fundraisers while also serving tea and popcorn to 40 first graders at story-time. Her efforts are tireless as she fights for those who can’t fight for themselves -- children. On the night of her retirement party, Miss Susan is feeling heartbroken over ending the most exciting and rigorous chapter of her life. But when a mysterious drink shrinks her to the size of the very books on her shelves, she is called once more to fight, this time amidst the extraordinary battles of the stories on the page.

The Adventures of Miss Susan uses table-top puppetry, pop-up books, live projected video feed, and an original music score to tell the story of an everyday hero. The show was developed through a residency at the Barn Arts Collective and the Southwest Harbor Public Library in the summer of 2018, with collaborators Mélissa Smith, Katie Melby, and composer Andrew Lynch.

Runtime: 45 minutes

 Thanks to our Family Series Sponsors!




Artist Bio:

Brittany Parker is a Maine-based theatre-maker, composer, musician, teacher, and Education Program Coordinator at the Strand Theatre. She is passionate about the power of art to enhance daily life in rural communities and is interested in creating works of performance that appeal to all ages. She has helped to create ten original productions for intergenerational audiences, many of which include music, puppetry, and audience interaction. Brittany has a decade of experience in theatre education, particularly for young people. She also is the composer and lead singer of Bee Parks and the Hornets, an indie pop-rock band for families, and performs with the Blake Rosso Band, a new-grass folk rock group.

Show Dates & Times:

3/28/19 - Thursday

6:30 pm,

Pay-What-You-Can sliding scale: $20/$10/$5/$0

Advance tickets available at the link below; by calling (207) 594-0070 (M-F, noon - 4pm); or at the box office when the theater is open for shows.

Handling Fee applies to online and phone sales (except for $0 ticket)

Donations will also be accepted at the door

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