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Susan Poulin PresentsThe Moose in Me

Ida moose

Poolyle Productions and Garrison Players present Susan Poulin inThe Moose in Me, The Moose in You, February 6-8 Move over Oprah! Maine’s funniest woman, Ida LeClair, has found her “inner moose” and become a Certified Maine Life Guide. (Click title for more) 


After years of “running with the moose,” she’s picked up a few pointers from these noble, antlered denizens of the wild, and is eager to share the wisdom of their ways with you. She’ll cover topics from A to Zumba, offering helpful hints on how to live a happier, more fulfilling life. Don’t miss this entertaining, uplifting and motivational moose-terpiece, guaranteed to make you smile. 

    “Ida brought belly laughs to our Saturdayevening,” wroteLinda Becker of South Berwick, ME, “and a shift in perspective that was so refreshing. She is wise, witty and, best of all, a hoot!” 

     “My goal,” says Poulin, “is for people to feel better when they leave the theater than when they came in. Ida has a way of making us laugh while sneaking in some down home wisdom.” 

     It did the trick for Judy Ringer of Portsmouth, NH. “I left your show with an overall good feeling about myself, my life, and people and life in general!”

    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’sCassandra Project. 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 its international debut in 2010 with a production in Amherst, Nova Scotia featuring a Canadian “Ida.”
Susan’swork has been supported by the NH State Council on the Arts, the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council. She 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. Her newest project is “The View From He’ah” a talk show hosted by Ida and produced by PPMtv in Portsmouth.For the latest on Ida, visit her facebook page, visit her website,

    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 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. He is currently working on a four mural commission for Saint Peters Catholic Church in Portland, ME. Gordon’s studio artwork has been exhibited across the US.For an overview of 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. Their plays have also been used as fundraisers by many organizations. For more on Poolyle Productions, please visit

    The Moose in Me, The Moose in You,runsfor three shows only, February 6-8at Garrison Players Arts Center, 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. 


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