Sarah Mayven Crocker, back left, and Justine Wiesinger, back right, play the sparring Benedict and Beatrice with the slandered lovers Claudio played by Emily Carlton, front left, and Hero played by Helena Page, front right, in Recycled Shakespeare Company’s presentation of “Much Ado About Nothing.” Submitted photo


Recycled Shakespeare Company plans to bring fun and romance to the end of summer with their free performances of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”

Bring a chair or blanket to see the play in an outdoor performance at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, in Mill Island Park in Fairfield. The theater in Central Hall Commons in Dover-Foxcroft will be the venue for a performance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and a 2 p.m. performance Sunday, Aug. 21, at  South Parish Congregational Church at 9 Church St.

The following weekend the theater company plans to travel to Aroostook County to perform outdoors at the Limestone Renaissance Faire at Albert Michaud Memorial Park on Van Buren Road at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and at noon Sunday, Aug. 28. Also on Aug. 27, see the show at 7 p.m. at the historical Musee Culturel Du Mont Carmel, at 993 Main St. in Grand Isle.

Come hear some of the best witty repartee by Shakespeare when a strong independent woman tries to maintain her liberty in a battle of words with a jocular aristocratic soldier. Contrasting them are another couple caught up in scandalous gossip which comes dangerously close to ruining them. Meanwhile the officers of the law try to discover the truth despite their bumbling antics.

The theater company is a environmentally conscious, grassroots community theater. Dedicated to their motto that “all who want a part get a part,” this troupe is comprised of people of all ages and abilities from seasoned actors to first timers who come together to build Shakespearean plays from the ground up using royalty-free and primarily recycled/repurposed materials. RSC is proudly a founding member of the international EarthShakes Alliance to promote and practice the art of green theater, according to a news release from Lyn Rowden.

Concessions will be sold and donations will be accepted at each show. Reservations for front row/best view tickets in Dover-Foxcroft and Augusta may be guaranteed with a $10 donation by calling 207-314-4730. As with all plays by RSC this show is free of charge and accessible to all. Much Ado About Nothing is a family friendly production.

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