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The Criterion Theatre Receives Grant from New England Foundation for the Arts

Bar Harbor –  The 1932 Criterion Theatre has received a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts to help fund an upcoming children’s show by Boston theatre troupe The Gottabees entitled “Squirrel Stole My Underpants” coming August 18th, 2017.

The award amount is $540 and helps to cover performer fees. “Squirrel Stole My Underpants” blends puppetry, dance, and physical theater to tell the story of a lonely, awkward girl named Sylvie and her run-in with a mischievous squirrel. Former Criterion Executive Director Heather Martin applied for the grant before her departure.

“I’m excited that the Criterion is able to bring this imaginative program to Bar Harbor and gratified that the New England Foundation for the Arts has invested in the theatre to help make it possible,” Martin said. “Great things are ahead for the arts at The 1932 Criterion!”

New England Foundation for the Arts cultivates and promotes the arts in New England and beyond by connecting artists to collaborators and communities to fuel creative exchange and public discourse and strengthen the creative economy. NEFA receives funding from a number of sources including the National Endowment for the Arts.

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is Bar Harbor’s non-profit historic performing arts and movie house bringing the best in entertainment to the MDI community and beyond. For a full summer schedule, to purchase tickets, or to become a member visit or call 207-288-0829. Tickets for Squirrel Stole My Underpants will go on sale by July 1.

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