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Get thee to Westbrook: Fancy a bit of the Bard? | Portland Press Herald

Acorn Productions hosts Shakespeare Festival

this weekend and next at Riverbank Park

If you fell asleep in English class when your teacher made you read “Macbeth,” well, fie upon thee.

Away, I say.

Get thee hence to Westbrook’s Riverbank Park, where methinks you’ll find redemption at the Westbrook Shakespeare Festival. This weekend and next, the Naked Shakespeare company, presented by Acorn Productions, will hold outdoor performances of “As You Like It” and “Romeo and Juliet” in the park.

But soft! There is more, my liege.

The plays are free (verily, donations will be accepted), and will include a musical prologue featuring a guitar and mandolin playing music contemporary to Shakespeare.

The audience is welcome to bring a picnic or buy a boxed dinner from Blue Burrito, which is preparing food especially for the event. Other local restaurants, including Portland Pie Co. and the Frog and Turtle, will be offering specials afterward.

Click on the link for the rest of this story by Meredith Goad in the Portland Press Herald.