One of Joe's favorite elements of the rich, vibrant culture of Portland is the local theater scene, specifically The Portland Stage Company. Portland Stage is a team of professional theater artists, teachers and technicians who have been hand crafting quality theater in Maine since 1974 (the same year Joe opened the doors of his law practice). Beyond the productions that are at its core, Portland Stage supports a vast array of programs designed to educate, develop artists, and promote dialogue. If you're interested in Portland Stage and want to learn more, you should consider attending the Spring Gala Fundraiser-- the Cabaret Soirée.
This year's event will be held on Sunday, May 6th, at 5pm at the O'Maine Studios, and is sure to be a great time. The event will feature performances by Portland Stage Affiliate Artists and world-class circus performers, a tempting array of silent and live auction items from local businesses, and a small plates Sunday supper from local restaurants: Bolster, Snow & Co., Elda, and Isa. Wine from National Distributors, beer from Shipyard Brewing Company, and a special cocktail from Maine Craft Distilling are included in ticket price, as well as on-site parking.
Find more about Portland Stage here and more about the Soirée here. Joe says "thank you" to this Portland institution, a treasure of our community, and hopes that all Portlanders consider attending this event and maybe a performance or two as well!