The play’s author, Paul Baribault, is a Maine native who lived and wrote for years in California before returning to Maine and marriage to his present wife, Joanne. A writer for the L.L.Bean catalog for thirteen years, he is now the marketing manager for the Agren family’s Appliance and Television stores, and writes early mornings just for the love of it.

God Touches is his first full-length theatrical work. It is preceded by nine screenplays, a produced children’s Christmas musical, a volume of poetry, staged adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen tales and other works.

With grandson Douglas, now a bit bigger, suited up.