Now this is splendid news, indeed.

A few months ago, the theatre community said what they thought was goodbye to the Hackmatack Playhouse up in Berwick, Maine. Having delighted audiences for 50 years with live summer stock performances, those at the beloved barn theater sadly announced earlier this year that the 2022 season would be their last. This place meant so much to countless people, including yours truly, so everyone was devastated when the final curtain went down back in August.

That is, until today.

This writer is delighted to announce that Hackmatack Playhouse is making a comeback, and will bring live theatre to the community once more.

Conor & Aram Guptill recently shared this letter on the Hackmatack Playhouse's website, detailing the theater's future. Here's a snippet of what they wrote: is with incredible excitement that we are sharing with you today a future for Hackmatack Playhouse...Brothers Conor and Aram Guptill are honored to follow in the footsteps of their father Michael Guptill and grandfather Carleton Guptill to become the third generation of Guptills to welcome you to their 17th-century family farm to enjoy live theater and art...Both brothers are eager to share their enthusiasm for the arts and to continue providing theater, music, and education to the region.

We are so excited to hear this news, and are equally glad that this special place is remaining in the Guptill family. The summer of 2023's gonna be an awesome one, for sure.

To make a donation to the Hackmatack Playhouse, click here. You can also learn more about the theatre and its unique history here.

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