About Blackbox Teens Summer One Acts

The Conflict by Wade Bradford- A very amusing explanation of how we crave stories in which the protagonist experiences all kinds of hardship. Conflict won the “Page to Stages” competition at the Repertory East Playhouse in Santa Clarita, CA.

An Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang- Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, has been in an auto accident and he must replace him immediately. Apparently no one is sure of what play is being performed but George (costumed as Hamlet) seems to find himself in the middle of a scene from Private Lives, surrounded by such luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. As he fumbles through one missed cue after another the other actors shift to Hamlet, then a play by Samuel Beckett, and then a climactic scene from what might well be A Man for All Seasons—by which time the disconcerted George has lost all sense of contact with his fellow performers. Yet, in the closing moments of the play, he rises to the occasion and finally says the right lines, whereupon make-believe suddenly gives way to reality as the executioner’s axe (meant for Sir Thomas Moore) instead sends poor George to oblivion—denying him a well-earned curtain call.

Schoolhouse Arts Center

In 1988 Hank and Nancy Beebe had a dream and an ambition to start a non-profit theatre to showcase local talent and provide the Greater Sebago Lakes Region with quality entertainment. So, after purchasing the Old Standish High School, the building was transformed over the next 33 years to become a staple of the Lakes Region Community. The mission of the theatre has never changed: educate first and the production will organically follow. And since 1988, we have done our best to live up to that ideal. 

​Through the 1990's and into the early 2000's Schoolhouse produced a number of well known musical hits such as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Meredith Wilson's The Music Man, even The Beverly Hillbillies. In addition to the extremely popular summer musical, Schoolhouse has also been known to produce gut-wrenching comedies such as Michael Frayne's Noises Off to Rowan and Martin's hilarious Laugh In

​Since the 2000's Schoolhouse has evolved even more, expanding offerings, developing an Education Department with classes, workshops and opportunities reserved for children as young as four through their teen years. The organization has since developed a full season of Junior Musicals and Kids Productions that are produced on the Main Stage. In the summer months, Schoolhouse runs weekly summer camps for kids and teens covering a wide variety of topics from Directing, Acting Techniques, Princess and Pirate Camp, Storybook Theatre, Schoolhouse Summerstock, and many more.  In keeping with our long tradition of focusing rehearsals and production process on the education of cast members, the Junior and Kids Productions are a pillar of the greater philosophy  that is Schoolhouse.