Next at ACAT

MRS. MANNERLY by Jeffrey Hatcher

FRI-SAT October 20-21, 2017 at 7:30pm
SUN October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm
FRI-SAT October 27-28, 2017 at 7:30pm
SUN October 29, 2017 at 2:00pm

Studio 93 at The Center
93 Main Street
Waterville, ME

Directed by Stephanie Irwin

Featuring Margaret Matheson, Andrew Smith and Ben Turlo

Margaret Matheson (left), Ben Turlo (rear) and Andrew Smith (right)

Aqua City Actors Theatre (ACAT) opens their 2017-2018 season—MAINE, MANNERS AND MAYHEM—with Jeffrey Hatcher’s semi-autobiographical comedy, Mrs. Mannerly.  Directed by Stephanie Irwin, Mrs. Mannerly features Margaret Matheson in the title role, Andrew Smith as her prize student Jeffrey, and Ben Turlo in a number of roles as Jeffrey’s male and female classmates. 

Inspired by hilarious memories of a childhood etiquette class in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1967, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher conjures up the world of a 10-year-old who is studying manners.  Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher, and no student in her 36 years of etiquette classes has achieved a perfect score.  But when he discovers her secret past, young Jeffrey is determined to be the first to achieve this feat.  This unique comic tale reveals truths about the face we present and the real selves that lie inside.

“The show is very well written and reminds me of my childhood—It is that universal,” says director Irwin.  “Jeffrey has one wish: to be smooth and debonair like his heroes on 60s television.  He is the perfect candidate for Mrs. Mannerly’s School of Manners and wants to excel as the most polite boy in town.  Everyone has a special teacher that recognized their talents and helped them to be their best.  In this comedy, you get to see that relationship evolve.”

General admission tickets are $15.00 Adult; $10.00 Senior (age 60 and older) and Youth (age 18 and younger).  Tickets are available at the door and can be reserved in advance on our Reservations page.