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Sonnet Reading-Shakespeare’s 454th Birthday Bash

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Celebrate William Shakespeare’s 454th Birthday with Recycled Shakespeare Company. Join us for a day of sonnets, scenes, and songs. Please follow the link to sign up to read a sonnet and/or perform a piece. Contact (207) 314-8607 or RecycledShakespeare@gmail.com with questions.

If you want to read a sonnet but don’t live in the area, that’s ok, we can do it over speakerphone or Facebook messenger. Just please let Emily Fournier know that you will need a phone call that day. We have had readers in Texas, North Carolina, and New Hampshire in the past.

Locations for sonnets, scenes, and songs are still being confirmed.

A masquerade ball follows 7 to 9pm with all dances taught by The Barletts. No experience or partner required. And, naturally, there will be cake. Come, party like it’s 1599!

The whole event is free and open to all ages. (Sadly, though, the Blue Wave studio is in an old building and not wheelchair accessible).

You may join us for the whole day or sign up for a time slot. You may chose a favorite sonnet or you can have one chosen for you. You do not have to memorize! Please note if you want to do a monologue or scene or something special. Costumes are not required but we love them, so if you do too, absolutely wear a costume!

For details go to www.signupforms.com/registrations/13010 ;

Please call Emily at 314-8607 or email recycledshakespeare@gmail.com with questions. RSC is a 501c3 nonprofit which serves our area through true community theater. Our philosophy is that everyone who wants a part gets a part while we maintain free quality theatergoing and educational opportunities. Reduce Reuse Recite!

10am-11am Sonnets 1-30 (Waterville Public Library)
11am-12pm Sonnets 31-50 (Concourse to Silver Street to lower end of Main Street)
12pm-1pm Sonnets 51-70 (Common Street Arts!)
1pm-2pm Sonnets 71-90 (From Common Street Arts to Selah Tea, up Main Street)
2pm-3pm Sonnets 91-110 (Selah Tea)
3pm-4pm Sonnets 111-130 (Selah Tea)
4pm-5pm Sonnets 131-154 (Selah Tea)
7 to 9pm Masquerade Ball (Blue Wave Studio on Concourse)


April 21, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Waterville Public Library
73 Elm St
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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