“Downeast Shakes” adds shows



ELLSWORTH — Sold-out shows have spurred The Grand to extend its “Downeast Shakes!” at the Union River Lobster Pot restaurant. The actors will again present their production, a coastal Maine spin on great scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 2-3. Seating is limited to 40 patrons. Tickets cost $10 per person. Dinner is paid for separately on the evening of the outdoor show.

In their show, actors P.J. Keenan, Robin Veysey, Benjamin Carter and Brent Hutchins present standout scenes from the Bard’s “King Lear,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Hamlet,” “Julius Caesar,” “Romeo and Juliet” and St. Crispin’s Day pep talk in “Henry VI.” Tickets must be purchased in advance at grandonline.org.

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