BRUNSWICK — The Theater Project has announced the first ever “Shakespeare on the Mall” which will open at 6:15 p.m. each evening on Aug. 8, 9, and 10, using natural lighting and live sound. Al Miller, the theater’s founder and artistic director, is directing a shortened version of Shakespeare’s final play, “The Tempest” at the gazebo on Brunswick’s Mall. There will be no amplification, artificial lighting or recorded sound. The event is free to the public.

“We’re doing this with a cast of seven, playing 11 parts,” Miller said. “The gazebo is not all that different from the stage in Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, where there was no roof, no recorded sound and no lighting. We’re going back to the basics, which are a good script, good actors and, we hope, an interested and lively audience. I encourage the audience to bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on, and they are welcome to bring food and drink.”

The play will last an hour and 15 minutes without an intermission. For more information, call 207-729-8584 or visit

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