Recycled Shakespeare group presents comedy

Recycled Shakespeare Company (RSC), central Maine’s premiere Shakespearean theater company, now in its fourth season, is pleased to present As You Like It by William Shakespeare. This year’s play will be performed in three different locations.

The first performance will be held at the hall of Waterville United Church of Christ, (Congregational) Eustis Parkway, Waterville on Friday, June 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets, as always, are free, however an advance donation of $10 will give you optimal viewing in a first or second row seat. To reserve your ticket please call 207-314-8607 or 207-314-4730, as soon as possible.

The second performance will provide audiences an opportunity to enjoy Shakespeare the traditional way, by daylight, at noon on Saturday, June 17, at Coburn Park in Skowhegan. Bring a picnic and a blanket or chair to the amphitheater.

On Friday, July 7, at 7 p.m. the company will perform at a nearby location to be announced. For details, please call 207-314-8607 or follow RSC on Facebook.

Katie Howes, of China, stars as Rosalind while Natasha Jencks-Ayres, of Madison, plays her cousin, Celia. Murray Herard, of Winslow, returns to the RSC cast as Touchstone, the fool, while Joshua Fournier, of Fairfield, plays Jaques, Shakespeare’s most famous melancholy man. Kaitlin Corson, of Albion, and Alejandro Fernandez, of Strong, make their RSC debuts as Orlando and Silvius.

New cast members also include Cathe Ayres, of Madison; Angela and Grace Dunton, of Hartland; Isabella Fernandez, of Strong; Alli Macdonald, of Belfast; and Shana and Joey Page, of Albion; with a special appearance by Carlos Bandieras, of Fairfield. Veteran cast members and crew include Debbie Achorn, Rita Fortin, Lyn and Joe Rowden, Emily Rowden Fournier, Liana LaPlante, Teya Bard, Helena Page.

As always, these productions by RSC are fun, free, and family friendly. Refreshments will be available for purchase at each show with proceeds helping to bring free local theater to Central Maine audiences.

RSC is a community troupe that specializes in Shakespearean theater.

For more information please contact Emily at 314-8607 or correspond with us through email at RecycledShakespeare@gmail.com.

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