Tickets Now Available for Bedbugs!!! Off-Broadway

first_imgCheck your sheets, because Bedbugs!!! is coming off-Broadway. Tickets are now on sale for the sci-fi rock comedy. Performances will begin on September 9 at the ArcLight Theatre, where it will run through October 26. Opening night is set for September 14. Robert Bartley directs and choreographs. The cast includes Chris Hall, Grace McLean, Nicholas Park, Brian Charles Rooney, Danny Bolero, Tracey Conyer Lee, Barry Shafrin, Gretchen Wylder, Courtney Bassett and Colin Scott Cahill. Featuring music by Paul Leschen and a book and lyrics by Fred Sauter, Bedbugs!!! follows Carly, an exterminator, who is hell-bent on avenging her mother’s bedbug-related death. In an effort to permanently rid the city of its infestation, she accidentally mutates the pests into an army of human-size, intelligent, carnal creatures out for blood and world domination. The tuner premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2008. Bedbugs!!! features costumes by Philip Heckman, scenic design by Adam Demerath, lighting design by Kirk Fitzgerald and sound design by Ed Chapman. View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 2, 2014 Bedbugs!!!last_img read more

Red-hot Ellsworth baseball team hands GSA 1st loss

first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Posts BLUE HILL — In its last game of April, the Ellsworth baseball team saw a close game against George Stevens Academy get away from it late to fall to 1-2. Three weeks later, an improved Ellsworth team got its chance for a statement win in the rematch — and made the most of it.On the mound, in the infield and at the plate, Ellsworth is getting the best of its opponents these days. The team is off to its best start in five years, and although the regular season is starting to wind down, the Eagles showed in Blue Hill that they have the look of a team that could be on the verge of a postseason run.“Our team is playing good baseball right now,” Ellsworth head coach Dan Curtis said. “Everybody is stepping up and contributing in all aspects of the game, really.”Conner Wagstaff throws a pitch during the fourth inning. Wagstaff finished the game with 14 strikeouts. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLEllsworth got revenge for last month’s defeat with an 8-3 road victory over GSA on Thursday. Conner Wagstaff recorded 14 strikeouts, and the visiting Eagles kept their bats hot throughout the game to end GSA’s unbeaten streak.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAfter GSA took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, Ellsworth capitalized on an error with a two-run single to take its first lead. GSA’s Jeff Allen scored a run to tie it in the bottom of the inning, but another two-run single in the top of the third made the score 4-2.From there, Wagstaff couldn’t be stopped. The sophomore didn’t allow a baserunner in the third, fourth and fifth innings, during which he struck out six different GSA batters.“That was a fantastic pitching job by Conner today,” Curtis said. “Once he got into his groove and found what was working for him, he really took control of the game.”Ellsworth (6-3) would add another run in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth. After GSA (8-1) added a run in the bottom of the sixth to cut Ellsworth’s lead to 7-3, Adam Bradshaw scored on a bases-loaded walk in the top of the seventh for Ellsworth.Wagstaff departed after notching the first out of the seventh inning, but Brad Smith dispatched the final two GSA batters to give Ellsworth its fifth win in six games.Ellsworth finished with 10 hits and no errors. GSA had three hits — two from junior Taylor Schildroth — and two errors.The loss was the first of the season for GSA, which is still in first place in Class C North. GSA won Class C North last year before losing to Sacopee Valley in the state championship game.“George Stevens is a program that I personally respect more than any program in the state of Maine because of that coaching staff,” Curtis said. “It’s a class program, and you have to do the things the right way to beat them. We pulled it off today.”For Ellsworth, the win could be the start of its own winning streak. The team plays a doubleheader against Caribou on Saturday, May 20, and will play four of its next five games against teams it already defeated in previous matchups this season.“We’d like to improve even more, but this is a good spot right now,” Curtis said. “We’re winning tough games, and we’re putting ourselves in a position to be in the thick of things in the next few weeks.”Ellsworth softball wins 24-1The Ellsworth softball team (5-4) put a stop to a three-game losing streak with a 24-1 win against GSA.Mackenzie Chipman and Sammy Mason pitched a combined two-hitter for the Eagles. Callie Hammer had three hits and five RBIs for the Eagles, and Mariah Young added four hits and two RBIs.After it heads to Caribou on Saturday, Ellsworth’s next baseball and softball games will be at home against Old Town at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 22. GSA faces Dexter at that time tomorrow, May 19. Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Biolast_img read more