In celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th and TAM’s 45th, we’ve taken our designation as the Shakespearean Theatre of Maine to heart presenting a line-up of plays from England’s greatest playwrights. The British are coming to Monmouth in 2014—come join us! Click here for our 2014 subscription digital brochure!


As You Like It

by William Shakespeare
directed by Catherine Weidner
July 10 – August 22

“The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly”—Touchstone, As You Like It

When Rosalind and Orlando are banished from the court by the usurping duke, they flee for their lives into the wild. It isn’t long before the lovers find each other and act out a bizarre ritual courtship that ends, as all good comedies do, with everyone paired up two-by-two.

A Woman of No Importance
by Oscar Wilde
directed by Will Rhys
July 17 – August 23

“One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything.” —Lord Illingworth, A Woman of No Importance

In this dark comedy of serial seducers, moralizing monogamists, secret pasts, and simmering heartbreak, which will the idealistic young Arbuthnot choose—social advancement or loyalty of the heart? Surely the basis for Downton Abbey, Wilde’s deliciously witty satire lays bare the moral contradictions of Victorian England.

Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Dawn McAndrews
July 24 – August 24

“The course of true love never did run smooth”—Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In a world consumed by self-interest and divided by hatred and mistrust, Shakespeare’s impetuous young lovers defy family, friends, and society to be together. With no one to turn to but each other, Romeo and Juliet provoke both fate and fickle fortune in their quest for pure and passionate love.

What the Butler Saw
by Joe Orton
directed by Brian P. Allen
July 31 – August 23

“I’m not mad. It only looks that way”—Dr. Prentice, What the Butler Saw

When a psychiatrist invents a series of outrageous lies to cover up his attempts to seduce his young secretary, all manner of mayhem breaks out in the ward. Clothes are discarded, sensibilities skewered, and political correctness flouted in Orton’s risqué and ferociously playful farce.

Tales from the Blue Fairy Book | Family Show
by Andrew Lang | adapted by Dawn McAndrews
directed by Luke Bartholomew
June 28 – August 21

Lang’s Blue Fairy Book bursts with classic tales from around the globe, including East of the Sun West of the Moon, The Bronze Ring, The White Cat, The Stars in the Sky, and more. From princesses to fairies, kings to dwarfs, there’s a magical happily ever after for both girls and boys.

The Sorcerer | Fall Musical
music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert
directed by Bill Van Horn
September 18 – 28

“He can rack your brains with chains, And gibberings grim and ghastly!”—John Wellington, The Sorcerer 

What happens when a magically brewed cup o‘tea intoxicates unsuspecting residents of an entire community? Alexis, a young man obsessed with the idea of love leveling all social distinctions, engages J. W. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers, to find out. When the potion causes everyone in the village to fall in love with the first person they see—the results are mystical mayhem.