The theater will produce an 18th-century play, “The Liar,” by Carlo Goldoni.

AUGUSTA – The Theater at Monmouth will produce an 18th-century play in association with Old Fort Western’s 250th anniversary in 2004. Coincidentally, 2004 will also mark a theater’s 35th anniversary.

The play to be produced is Carlo Goldoni’s, “The Liar,” a 1750 Italian Commedia Dell’Arte piece. Performances will begin July 9 and will run in repertory through Aug. 21. Actor Bill Van Horn and Theater at Monmouth producing director David Greenham are working on a new adaptation of the play.

“In addition to its own programming, Old Fort Western is inviting cultural entities, civic organizations, clubs and businesses to consider hosting events, offering services, mounting sales, conducting discussions or otherwise participating under the anniversary-theme umbrella,” said fort director Jay Adams.

“The Theater at Monmouth’s announcement reflects exactly what we had in mind, an organization doing what it does but doing it in a way that either presents another slice of 18th century life or otherwise ties to a special theme or opportunity that is not necessarily about the fort or history but celebrates community.”

Potential “anniversary partners” are invited to contact the fort (by phone at 626-2385 or by e-mail at [email protected]) to discuss specific ideas. The still-in-progress anniversary schedule may be found at

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