AUBURN — The Poland Players will return to the Auburn Public Library this summer to perform shortened versions of two favorite Shakespearean plays: “As You Like It,” on Thursday, July 22, and “Henry V,” on Thursday, July 29.

Both performances, about an hour long, will take place at 4:30 p.m. on the library lawn. Patrons are invited to bring a blanket to sit on and a picnic snack. If it rains, performances will be held in the library’s Androscoggin Community Room.

Now in its third year, The Poland Players is a traveling theater group from Poland made up of adult, young adult and youth volunteers who love theater and want to make the works of Shakespeare accessible to all ages.

The group is directed by Alexandra Wight and Bryant Cyr of Poland.

Performances are free, but in the tradition of traveling theater groups everywhere, donations are gratefully accepted.

The library is at 49 Spring St. For more information, call 333-6640 extension 4, or check out the library’s events calendar at

Performing in the Poland Players’ shortened version of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” on the Auburn Public Library lawn last summer are, from left, kneeling, Maggie Newton and Bryant Cyr, and Andrew Lessman.

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