The Gravediggers Union by Brian James Polak

Thursday, March 7, 2024 — 7:30pm
until Monday, March 11
Gannett Theater
305 College Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
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Written by Brian James Polak
Directed by Kevin R. Free

A colorful collection of gravediggers at a New Hampshire cemetery are suddenly at risk of losing their livelihoods when the Walmart of cemeteries opens just across the street. Faced with the possible loss of their dysfunctional but comforting existence, they do what most people would do in this circumstance, they try to buy their graveyard by putting on a play to raise money. What could go wrong?

Performance Dates

Thursday, March 7th at 7:30pm
Friday, March 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9th at 5:00pm
Sunday, March 10th at 2:00pm
Monday, March 11th at 7:30pm


Admission to all Department of Theater and Dance events is free, but tickets are required. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.

Tickets are available starting September 1st at or through the box office 207-786-6161 (open Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm).

Meet the Cast

David Allen ’24*
Ralph, March 7th performance

Caroline Cassell ’24*

Isabel Fronzaglia ’26

Jack Hagan ’27

Adam Joseph Matos ’26
Ralph, March 9th performance

Maia Seigerman ’26
Ralph, March 10th performance

Noah Skinner ’26

Joaquin Torres ’25

Huck Triggs ’24
Ralph, March 8th performance

David Walker ’24
Ralph, March 11th performance

*This performance is offered in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a senior thesis in acting.

Meet the Creative Team

Kevin R. Free**

Brian James Polak**

Ananya Rao ’25
Stage Manager

B. Christine McDowell
Scenic and Costume Designer

Kerrigan Anuszewski ’25
Scenic Designer

Michael Reidy
Lighting Designer

Scott O’Brien
Sound Designer

Kendall Jones ’25
Assistant Lighting Designer

Daniel Brodhead
Technical Director

Kati Vecsey
Vocal Director

Carol Farrell
Costume Shop Supervisor

Alexandra Voight-Shelley ’24
Assistant Stage Manager

**Denotes Bates Learning Associate Guest Artist