Falling Through the Trap Door – A Life in Theatre that Tried to Kill Me. Several Times!

Travis G. Baker spent 45 years in the theatre crawling around catwalks in Texas, getting murdered in Scotland, writing plays in a New Jersey basement and falling through trap doors in Maine. He is an award winning playwright who recently retired from the theatre and took up stand-up comedy.

As a comic, Travis has traveled to breweries across the state of Maine from York to Madawaska, bombed in New England’s Funniest Comic Competition and redeemed himself during the Portland Comedy Festival. He continues to perform in the Bangor area when weather permits.

The evening will be part stand-up, part Jeopardy, and part memoir as Travis recounts his humble school play beginnings being mentored by Edward Albee at the University of Houston, writing his first play (starring Jim Parsons) and moving to New York to intern at the Signature Theatre Company. Tales will be told about working with such notables as Arthur Miller, Peter Faulk, Horton Foote, Kevin Bacon’s brother-in-law, Lauren Becall and Holly Twining who he met doing a show and somehow what was supposed to be a two-week fling has lasted 22 years.

There will be tales of Maine and our nineteen years of life here raising boys, dogs and five productions at the Penobscot Theatre Company, a couple acting stints with Ten Bucks and why I’ve decided to retire.

This is a fundraiser for Ten Bucks Theatre. 21+ only with ID. Your $30 ticket includes 2 alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, snacks from Downtown Charcuterie, desserts, and a one-hour show by Travis Baker.

One night only April 26 at 7:00pm at Ten Bucks Theatre in the Bangor Mall.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://shorturl.at/CIMO2
or at the door. Box office opens at 6:30.

Ten Bucks Theatre is located in the former Sears wing on the right hand side of the corridor heading toward center court. PLEASE USE THE MALL OFFICE ENTRANCE ONLY. The Mall office entrance is between the old Sears store and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Patrons should arrive no later than 15 minutes before showtime. The exterior Mall doors will be locked promptly at 7PM. After the show ends the Mall office entrance doors will be the only doors you can exit the Mall from. For any questions, email info@tenbuckstheatre.org

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About Us

Ten Bucks Theatre Co., INC. was conceived around a dining room table on a June night in 2000. As friends and colleagues we met to discuss the possibility of charting our own artistic futures, rather than simply sitting by the phone waiting for others to create opportunities for us. What we discovered was that we all had the same idea, to form and run our own theatre company and run it in a way that was satisfying to us as performers. We wanted to create exciting theatrical experiences accessible to our audiences as well as showcase extremely talented local artists.

We are the Bangor area’s only acting ensemble. All voices are equal and each of us contributes to the artistic and business workings of the company. Our jobs include selecting a season, directing, acting, costume design, lighting, set design and publicity. Among our members there is well over 100 years of theatrical experience.

We offer great theatre at a great price!

Our Mission

Ten Bucks Theatre is an ensemble company dedicated to producing consistently high quality, affordable performances, nurturing the creative growth of the artists, and entertaining the widest possible audience.