Bard’s Birthday Bash 2023

RSC’s 10th Annual Bard’s Birthday Bash

Please consider this our personal invitation to you to come join Recycled Shakespeare Company for our 10th Annual Bard’s Birthday Bash on April 22. Throughout the day, 9am – 5pm, we will be reading all of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets interspersed with monologues and songs from his plays. It is a special birthday party for Shakespeare being our 10th year and the 400th anniversary of the publishing of the First Folio of his work. We are inviting people in our area who represent the good in our community and friends of Emily to read a sonnet.

In the morning we Stroll through Downtown Waterville, have lunch with sonnets at Jin Yuan 1 to 215 and relax to readings at Selah Tea from 2:30 to 5pm. We would be honored if you could join us for this wonderful event. If you would be interested in taking part of the event and read a sonnet, or would like more information, please get in touch with Lyn Rowden. You can also contact us through our FaceBook page.

We are also holding a Masquerade Ball 6 to 8pm with Elizabethan dances taught to all – and birthday cake, of course. The whole event is free and open to all so please invite your friends and spread the word! Thank you for considering this and for all you do for our community and beyond. We hope to see you there!

When: April 22nd, 2023

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm,

Location: Starts at Downtown Waterville (9am-1pm), Lunch at Jin Yuan Restuarant (1pm-2:15pm), Finishes at Selah Tea (2:30pm-5pm)

Masquerade Ball: 6:00pm-8:0pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare
Performed by Recycled Shakespeare Company

Friday, May 12, 7pm
Pizza and a Play at Fairfield House of Pizza in Fairfield.
Order food on your own and enjoy our Free play.
Reservations required – limited seating
$10 donation gets you a front row seat! Please contact Lyn at 314-4730 to reserve front row seats, all others are unassigned. A very popular event! Accessible to all.

Saturday, May 13, 7pm AND
Friday May 19 7pm
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Hall
36 Cool St, Waterville
$10 donation reserved in advance gets you a front row seat. Please contact Lyn at 314-4730 to reserve front row seats, all others are unassigned. All other seats are free and no reservation required. Accessible to all.

Saturday, May 20, 7pm
On stage at South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St. Augusta, open seating free and accessible to all.
Sunday, May 21, 2pm Matinee

On stage at Central Hall Commons
Dover-Foxcroft, open seating free and accessible to all.

Directed by Vanessa Glazier, produced by Lyn Rowden, original music by Joshua Bickford, and with Emily Carlton as choreographer Shakespeare’s only play about real middle class folks is set in 1950s America. Falstaff comes to town to capture the hearts and money of the ladies but what unfolds is an uproarious comedy of hide and seek! Not to be missed!

RSC merch on sale at all shows to support free theater throughout Maine. Donations welcome.

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The Tragedy of Macbeth (2022)

by William Shakespeare
Performed by Recycled Shakespeare Company

All performances are free and accessible to all. Concessions available. Donations welcome. For more information or to reserve seats contact Lyn at 314-4730.

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RSC is preparing to perform MACBETH, March 24 through 27 in Augusta, Dover-Foxcroft and Fairfield. All parts large and small, as well as assistants, are open for auditions; and in RSC tradition all who want a part get a part. Ages 12 to 112 are welcome to audition. Those interested in main parts may come prepared with a monologue if you choose, and group readings will also be requested.
Auditions will be held from 5 to 7pm, on Tuesday, December 28 at the South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church Street, Augusta, and on Wednesday, December 29, at Fairfield House of Pizza – home of Pizza and Play, 207 Main Street in Fairfield.
For more information please text or call Lyn Rowden at 207-314-4730.
(Emily performing as Lady Macbeth in a Shakespeare Sampler.)


RSC is holding a fundraising LITERARY TEA on a Sunday Afternoon, 2pm, on January 2, 2022. Enjoy hot tea and lovely desserts while listening to winter poetry, passages of prose and music performed by Recycled Shakespeare Company and Friends, at the hall of South Parish Congregational Church in Augusta, ME. Tickets are $20 and make wonderful Christmas presents for a memorable day.

Limited seating so buy early.

Please text Lyn at 207-314-4730 for tickets or send comments on this Recycled Shakespeare Company Facebook page or on the RSC Literary Tea event page.
(If you purchase a ticket and would like to join our readers, please contact Lyn by December 19 with your selection – or we can choose for you…original poetry welcome)
Happy Christmas shopping!

Shakespeare Sampler: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

About the Play

Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen. Please join us for this hour-long, super-condensed version of this Shakespearean classic that is filled with layers of humor that will be sure to brighten anyone's spirits! Join the Northern Maine community at the Limestone, ME Renaissance Faire for our third and fourth stops in our Central & Northern Maine tour!



  • Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Address: 9 Church Street, Augusta, ME 04330

For more information about our Northern Maine performances and other activities of the Limestone, ME Renaissance Faire, check out their Facebook page! Let's party like its 1599!

About Our Venue

The Limestone ME Renaissance Faire (LMRF) was founded and run with the support of the Twim Riverswood educational organization and the Limestone Development Foundation since August 1, 2018. LMRF is an outdoor weekend gathering open to the public with the goal of creating an educational and recreational historical event for the amusement of patrons. The event will include an abundance of costumed entertainers, musical and theatrical acts, art and handicrafts for sale, and festival food.

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