May 23, 2018
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Mark your calendar: Playtime

Contributed | BDN
Contributed | BDN

The Camden Civic Theater has a busy week ahead, what with two shows going up in the span of days. The first is a weekend of one-act plays including “English Made Simple,” “Telephone,” “Sure Thing” and “Words Words Words,” all by American David Ives, and “The Universal Language” by John Potter. Shows take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 25-27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the Camden Opera House. Just three days later the CCT’s ill-fated production of “King Lear” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, with two more shows set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 2-3, and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, July 5, all at the Camden Opera House. The production was canceled in March when it lost its Lear. Now, with Jim Perry in the title role, director Woodruff Gaul has forged ahead, with the sumptuous costumes and sets brought out of storage and the rest of the cast raring to go, including Lear’s tempestuous daughters Goneril, played by Jessica Moore (left), and Regan, played by Lisa Lundgren (right). Marie Merrifield plays the favored child, Cordelia. For details, visit

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