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Best of Ida in February


Poolyle Productions and Garrison Players present Susan Poulin inThe Best of IdaFebruary 7-9, 2014. Ida LeClair, star ofIda: Woman Who Runs With the Moose!,Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale!,I Married an Alien!,The Moose in Me, the Moose in YouandA Very Ida Christmas,has been called “the funniest woman in Maine.” Now is your chance to find out why. (Click headline for article) 

The Best of Idais a show chuck-a full of Ida’s favorite stories. She’ll crack you up with her insights into love, sex and the Pine Tree State of mind.Guaranteed to put you in touch with your “innah Mainah,” Ida has Moxie, and she’s not afraid to drink it!

    “Me and my girlfriends saw theBest of Idain Ogunquit last fall,” reports Sally Hughes of Cape Neddick, Maine, “and we’re goin’ back for a second time. ‘Cause honestly, we were laughing so hard, we missed half the jokes.”

    Doris Plourde of York, ME agrees. “I thought I’d split a gut when she started talking about that Cabbage Soup Diet! They really should have Depends by the door for some of us!”

     Ida is the brain child of writer/performer Susan Poulin. Selected by Portland Magazine as one of the "Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine,” Susan has been creating and touring her original theatrical productions since 1992. She was a featured performer inTheMirth of VenusandThe Mirth Canalat the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, The Maine Festival, the Minneapolis Fringe Theater Festival and Portland, Maine’s Cassandra Project. Her work has been supported by the NH State Council on the Arts, the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council. Susan is also a popular keynote speaker, and has brought her humor and insight to presentations for a wide variety of organizations.As her alter-ego Ida, Susan writes the popular Maine humor blog and podcast,Just Ask Ida,and is the author ofFinding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Living the Good Life,published by Islandport Press.Join Ida on her facebook page, visit her Web site,

Susan Poulin

    The other half of Poolyle Productions, Gordon Carlisle, has been actively involved as a visual artist, songwriter and actor in the greater Portsmouth, NH area for over thirty years. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, Gordon primarily makes his living as a visual artist, creating both private and public murals, theatrical set design, portraits, graphics and illustration. In 1999, Gordon was awarded a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for his achievement as a muralist.His most recent commissions include a 100 square foot modular mural for the Hampton Beach State Park Sea Shell Complex Conference Center, a four panel, WPA-style mural for The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine and a Percent for Art commission for the Fourth District Court in Laconia, NH. Gordon’s studio artwork has been exhibited across the US.For his commercial artwork, please

    As Poolyle Productions, Poulin and Carlisle have been collaborating on plays, songs, and artwork for over two decades.Their critically acclaimed plays,In My Head I'm Thin,Shutting Up Peggy Lee!,Spousal Deafness…and Other Bones of Contention, Pardon My French!,Ida: Woman Who Runs With The Moose!,Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale!,A Very Ida Christmas!,I Married an Alien!andThe Moose in Me, the Moose in Youhave broken box office records throughout the Northeast. Seacoast Media Group selected Susan andIda: Woman Who Runs With The Moose!to receive a Spotlight Award for Best Actress and Play of the Year in 1998. In 2005, they awarded her Best Actress and Best Original Script forIda’s Havin’ a Yard Sale!.Ida: Woman Who Runs With the Moose!made it’s international debut in 2010 with a production in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Their plays have also been used as fundraisers by many organizations. For more on Poolyle Productions, please

    The Best of Idaruns for three shows only, February 7-9at Garrison Players, Route 4, Rollinsford, NH. Shows are Fridayand Saturday at 8:00pm Sunday at 3:00pm. Tickets are $18, $15 for students. To reserve, call603-750-4278, or

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