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Tonight: Last Chance to See Performance of Panorama

November 2, 2012

Over 500 people this summer and full have been amazed by the theatrical production of the 800 foot long replica of the Pilgrim’s Progress Panorama in motion. The show features music and a riveting narration — just as the original was meant to be seen — at 6:30 pm, today, Friday, November 2, at Saco City Hall, 300 Main Street.
Also, for this performance only, pianist extraordinaire Jeff Rapsis will be joined by narrator Will Rankin. A crew of volunteers will be rolling 42 beautiful images across the historic Saco City Hall stage.
The historic panorama–800 feet of vibrantly painted muslin canvas, in four sections–is on view in two downtown locations, the Saco Museum and the historic Pepperell Mills. This exhibition closes on November 10, so make sure you get there this week. Join the 3000 people who have seen this amazing 1851 painting.
Live performances of a full-scale, modern photographic replica recreate the historic experience of seeing a moving panorama in action, and a new web-based film animation has introduced the panorama to a global audience.
So be there Friday when the Saco Museum presents the fourth and final performance of the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress. A full house of 200 loved the show on Sept. 21, as well as the backstage tour of the mechanism. $5 is a suggested donation at the door. Please consider joining us.

There’s lots more information about the project, including pictures and video, at:

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  1. Barbara Nickerson permalink
    November 2, 2012 10:46 am

    Is there any possibility that the Panorama will be on display at other museums? I would love to see the exhibit, but the Saco Museum is too far for me to travel.

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