Central Maine Actors Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 months ago

It’s the 450th birthday for legendary writer William Shakespeare. Some folks from central Maine got together today to throw him a birthday party.

The group gathered at the REM Forum and at Selah Tea in Waterville to read all 154 of Shakepeare’s sonnets.

The event was a kickoff for the Recycled Shakespeare Company, a group that plans to put on theatre performances using recycled materials for costumes, props and set pieces.

“At least 80% of everything we use, including our performance space is recycled or repurposed. So we’re currently looking for a performance space for our upcoming production on June 21 but in the meantime we do have St. Joseph’s church has offered us to use their basement free of charge,” said Emily Fournier, one of the founders of the Recycled Shakespeare Company.

The group plans on performing Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream in June.

Anyone wanting to audition can find the information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RecycledShakespeare


  • singhawk

    This was a fabulous event! We had over 55 readers and more than 150 people enjoying Shakespeare together today! Now come on out and join us for A Midsummer Night’s Dream auditions 6pm, Tuesday, April 29, at St Joseph Maronite Church basement, Front St. Waterville. Play will be Sat.,June 21st. Everyone gets a part!

  • Fran Harrell

    I know that lady who walked by in the background while Emily was speaking!

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