three actors from Boothbay who play more than 100 Shakespeare characters

Waldo Theatre hosts encore of ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged’

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    WALDOBORO — “What could possibly be better than a good summer Shakespeare production?” said a news release. “An encore!”

    The River Company has partnered with both The Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro and the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta for a mini tour of this extreme Shakespeare experience.

    “We are so incredibly lucky to be part of such a supportive and rich theater community,” River Company director Nick Azzaretti said, “The original production of the show this Summer was a hit but it was a short run. In casual conversation with the other theater makers in the area we decided, hey, let’s give it another go and bring the show to even more audiences.”

    At The Waldo, River Company will be part of the theatre’s renaissance season, which has seen a revitalization of the historic playhouse through live music, film, educational events, dance, and live theater. Performance dates at the Waldo is Saturday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m.

    “At the Historic Lincoln Theater, River Company is delighted to collaborate with one of the area’s preeminent performance centers and offer another destination on the theater’s already busy roadmap of film and live events.” said the release.

    Performance dates at the Lincoln are Friday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 24, at 2 p.m.

    River Company’s production of ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)’ covers all thirty seven of the Bard’s plays in 97 minutes.

    “In the expert hands of River Company’s preeminent director Nick Azzaretti, this production is an irreverent, fast-paced romp that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter,” said the release. “The production is comprised of just three actors – Emily Sue Barker, Soren Barker, and Roosevelt Bishop, all hailing from Boothbay – who play over 100 characters as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Even if you’ve never liked Shakespeare, this production is something special, and a pure treat to watch.”

    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)’ was written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.

    Performances of this production at The Waldo Theatre are September 17, at 7:30 p.m. For more info please call 207-975-6490 or online at

    Performances of this production at the Lincoln Theater are September 23, at 7:30 p.m. and September 24, at 2 p.m. To reserve tickets call 207-563-3424 or link to online ticket sales from

    Event Date: 

    Sat, 09/17/2022 - 7:30pm

    Event Location: 

    Waldo Theatre


    Waldo Theatre
    Waldoboro, ME 04572
    United States