MACHIAS, Maine – On Monday, October 28, the Theater at Monmouth will bring William Shakespeare’s “The Twelfth Night” to the Performing Arts Center at the University of Maine at Machias. The first showing at 12 p.m. will be reserved for middle and high school groups, while the second showing at 6 p.m. will be open to the public.
The Theater at Monmouth specializes in performances for younger audiences. Each fall, they select one of Shakespeare’s plays and bring it to schools across Maine. This year, the UMM Dead Poet’s Society as well as the Primavera Press are sponsoring the performance in Machias.
Gerard NeCastro, advisor to the Dead Poet’s Society, said, “We found the Theater at Monmouth when we were looking for groups of artists to come for the Libra Series last year. We couldn’t fit them in then, but we thought they’d be great to have this year.”
NeCastro hopes that bringing the Theater at Monmouth to the Performing Arts Center will not only increase the presence of the arts at UMM, but will also encourage the community to have an active involvement on campus.
Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and community students, and free for UMM students. Families may get in for $10. For tickets to the 6 p.m. show, contact Barbie Holmes at 255-1312.