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Castine PatriotJune 23, 2022 and Island Ad BenefitsJune 23, 2022 and The weekly packageJune 23, 2022
There’s a lot of noise at Opera House Arts
Opera House Arts will present Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare from June 29 to July 17 at 5:30 p.m. Directed by Emma Rosa Went, the play will be performed outdoors at Mariners Memorial Park in Deer Isle, continuing the tradition of inventive, site-specific theater, a press release notes.
The production includes dance choreographed by Molly Gawler and live music by folk composer Ray Duncan. Performances take place up to five days a week, weather permitting, and seating is limited to 75 per show, general admission. Buy your tickets at operahousearts.org.
“The production’s setting in an active mid-1800s riverside community is a nice compliment to Deer Isle and the history of Mariners Memorial Park itself. It also underscores the play’s themes of gender and a society recovering from conflict,” said Cait Robinson, Artistic Director of Opera House Arts. The play’s rural outdoor setting near the water, with period costumes and original folk songs including guitar and fiddle, gives the play a classic American feel.