ArtsFarmington plans to bring the Theater at Monmouth’s Shakespeare in Maine Communities Tour to Farmington.
Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like It,” will be presented to students at Mt. Blue High School and Farmington Middle School on Friday, October 21. A workshop with the students is also planned.
A free performance for members of area communities is scheduled for the same day at 7 p.m. in the Bjorn Auditorium at Mt. Blue High School at 129 Seamon Road.
This project is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, according to a press release from Kait Frost of ArtsFarmington.
Theater at Monmouth is a professional, community-based, year-round arts organization that provides access to engaging arts experiences and promotes the value of the arts throughout Maine.
Founded in 1970, the theater was designated Maine’s Shakespearean Theater by the state legislature in 1975. Its mission is to present innovative approaches to Shakespeare and other classic plays through professional productions that enrich people’s lives. throughout the state.
Over its 53 seasons, the theater has presented more than 380 plays, including 36 world premieres, entertaining audiences in 36 states and each of Maine’s 16 counties and through educational programs reaching more than 15,000 students each year. across the state before the pandemic.
The theater is committed to creating a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment for audiences and performers – to educate young minds, engage patrons with new and different viewpoints, and schedule seasons that represent a range of perspectives, beliefs and circumstances.
To reserve a spot, visit artsfarmington.org. For more information send an e-mail [email protected].