NAKED SHAKESPEARE Comes to the Victoria Mansion

Victoria Mansion and Acorn Productions are pleased to announce a fabulous evening of entertainment: Shakespeare's Garden of Verse at Victoria Mansion on Friday, August 18 at 5:30pm. This presentation by Naked Shakespeare will feature enchanting excerpts from some of Shakespeare's best known plays performed in the rooms of one of Portland's greatest treasures. Audience members will be free to move about the mansion as they choose, selecting which rooms they wish to visit and the order in which they wish to visit them.

(This benefit performance will bring the Mansion to life with in the nineteenth century tradition of parlor plays (plus library plays, and bedroom plays) and will feature six scenes from Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, A Winter's Tale, Love's Labor's Lost, and A Midsummer's Night Dream, a wandering musician, and more! Beer, wine, and light fare are included.

Tickets are $30 with all proceeds going to the 2017-18 season of Naked Shakespeare and Victoria Mansion. For information or to reserve tickets, visit or call 207.772.4841 ext. 104.

More about Victoria Mansion:
Built between 1858 and 1860, Victoria Mansion is the finest surviving house of the pre-Civil War period anywhere in the country. It is internationally recognized for its original interiors by noted cabinetmaker and designer Gustave Herter, which are more than ninety percent intact. An irreplaceable document in the history of American design and domestic technology, the Mansion has operated as a museum since 1941 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. For more information visit

More about Acorn Productions:
Founded in 1998, Acorn creates a dynamic and fun hub of theatrical activity featuring a community of nurturing local theater artists dedicated to educating and engaging students of all ages and levels of experience. All of the company's programs are open and inclusive, focusing on new work by emerging playwrights, as well innovative and accessible performances of Shakespeare that focus by immersing the audience in the live theater experience. Acorn is the force behind Naked Shakespeare, a training and performance group that has been bringing the words of the Bard to life in both traditional and non-traditional venues in Greater Portland since 2004. For more information visit

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