Emily Grotz and Kieran Danaan in “Aquitania.” Submitted photo

Camden Shakespeare Festival, in association with Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble and Camden Library, will present the comedy “Aquitania” outdoors in Camden beginning on Wednesday, July 21, and in Bath on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

A librarian is transported to a strange country where she matches wits with a bowler-hatted villain. Magic cake and an ancient board game hold the secrets as our heroine adopts a new kind of logic to save the day. A trio of beautiful sirens add to the enchantment with a score of jazzy French songs. The production is suitable for children over 7 years old.

The ensemble of Maine-based actors includes Gordon Adams, John Burstein, Emily Grotz, Lily Hoskins, Whip Hubley, Dana Legawiec, Dashiell Legawiec, Lyra Legawiec, Laura Maclean, Kathleen Nation, and Maddy Sweet. They are joined by guest artists Noelle Elise Crites, Kieran Danaan, Sarah Durn, and Audree Stephens. Costumes are by Robert Velasquez and Anne Collins

“Aquitania” will be presented outdoors in the Camden Amphitheater on these dates: July 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 and August 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; and in Library Park in Bath on these dates: August 11, 12, 13, 14. All performances begin at 6 p.m. Please check our website, if rain is scheduled. Tickets prices for the Camden performances are: General Admission: $27; Seniors/Students/veterans: $22; and Kids 17 or under: $5. Ticket prices for the Bath performances are: General Admission: $22; Seniors/Students/veterans: $17; and Kids 17 or under: $5. For more information, visit the website at camdenshakespeare.org.


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