Shakespeare in the park

‘As You Like It’ will be performed Thursday

This Thursday’s performance of the 2018 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series will feature a special evening of Shakespeare. Taking place at Lakeside Park in the village of Mayville from 6:30-8 p.m., the Chautauqua Institution’s Chautauqua Theater Company will perform William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” directed by Andrew Borba.

“As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies, perfect for a summer evening outdoors. The performance is about a journey through the forest of Arden with rag-tag rebels, lovesick poets, witty clowns, spunky heroines and young lovers. This special performance is provided at no charge through the generous sponsorship and support by the village of Mayville and town of Chautauqua. In case of rain, the performance will take place at the Carlson Community Center, also located at Lakeside Park. Those attending are encouraged to bring a chair for this performance.

The Maple Springs Fire Department will be at the performance selling BBQ dinners to benefit their fire department. The Mayville Fire Department will also be on hand offering popcorn and water on a donation basis as well during the performance benefiting their fire department. The community’s support of these two worthwhile organizations is greatly appreciated. For more information on this long-held concert series or the Mayville/Chautauqua area, contact the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce, organizers of this summer concert series, at 753-3113. The community is encouraged to attend this special Shakespearean evening.

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