Theater at Monmouth’s 45th season

The 45th season of the Theater at Monmouth opened with the family show on June 28 and will conclude with a musical in the fall. The theater’s season will include two plays by Shakespeare, for the celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday this year.

June 28-Aug. 21: “Tales from the Blue Fairy Book” adapted by Dawn McAndrews from the collection by Andrew Lang.
July 10-Aug. 22: “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare
July 17-Aug. 23: “A Woman of No Importance” by Oscar Wilde
July 24-Aug. 24: “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare
July 31-Aug. 23: “What the Butler Saw” by Joe Orton
Sept. 18-28: “The Sorcerer” by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert

Producing Artistic Director Dawn McAndrews chose to balance the romantic comedy “As You Like It” with the tragic love story of “Romeo and Juliet.”

For more information about show dates and times, visit http://www.theater atmonmouth.org or call 207-933-9999.

The Theater at Monmouth in the fall will be a musical of a the story of an entire village being dosed with love potion, “The Sorcerer.”

McAndrews then chose to present Oscar Wilde’s “A Woman of No Importance” for both its portrayal of intrigue among the upper class and its large number of roles for women – a rarity in classic theater.

“What the Butler Saw,” a farce by English playwright Joe Orton full of innuendo and cross-dressing, rounds out the season.

The Theater at Monmouth’s 45th season kicked off June 28 with the family show “Tales from the Blue Fairy Book.” “As You Like It” opens Thursday.

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