Lamoine humorist Brent Hutchins and Trenton Flats Theater Company’s other actors will dish up Downeast humor in the production “Closer To Home, Too!” at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at The Grand in Ellsworth.

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ELLSWORTH — Trenton Flats Theater Company’s production “Closer To Home, Too!,” the Jan. 20 finale of which was postponed due to last weekend’s blizzard, will be performed at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26,  at The Grand. Anyone who purchased tickets for the Jan. 20 show can use them for either show on Jan. 26.

The 16-member veteran cast is wide-ranging from humorist/playwright Brent Hutchins and Barbara Bland to Fred and Anne Stocking.

Set in the town of Broad Harbor, the production consists of 24 scenes drawn from Hutchins’ original plays “Closer to Home” and “Further Downeast.”

Honey pot, pillow talk, now plowing, ice-fishing, town lawyer and clam committee are among the eclectic topics the actors will take on. Some theater-goers who have already seen Hutchins’ plays will get reacquainted with characters such as Pud Hodgkins (Daniel Clement), who runs the local café and tries to keep up with the new foodie trends; Ida and Vida (Lolly Lovett), a pair of dueling Thanksgiving cooks; and hard-of-hearing Bertha (Daniel Clement), who talks so loud that she’s like a small and sudden hurricane blowing through a Grange suppah.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and seniors and $10 for students (17 and under). To reserve seats, call 667-9500 and visit www.grandonline.org.

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