Commedia is on, MoJO is not

Aug 08, 2014

Camden — The Camden Amphitheatre on Atlantic Avenue will be full of fun Monday, Aug. 18, with a free theatrical performance in the afternoon and “little big band” tunes in the evening. EVENING CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Rolling Stock Company comedy

At 3:30 p.m., the Rolling Stock Company, a local commedia dell’arte troupe following the style and formats of Italian traditional country theater, will perform “Pantalone for Governor.” The cast features Richard Shyduroff, Zachary A.L. Stern, Ginger Lane, Jon Potter, Marika Shyduroff, Anna Gambell and Geoffrey D. Allen.

The comedy is based on a traditional form and use characters originally developed in medieval Italy. Most of the older male characters are masked while the young, and usually the women, are not. The actors learn about their characters and they learn what happens in the comedy, but they don’t memorize the lines; they make them up on the spot. Usually what they say depends on the audience’s response, so there is always some interaction with the audience. Because of this, every performance is different. The show runs about an hour and is fun for all ages.

Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra NOTE: THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELED!!

The Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra returns to the Camden Amphitheatre for another free performance at 6 p.m. MoJO is a community jazz band, coordinated by Ray Faria of Friendship and directed by Doug Kennedy of Rockland. MoJO rehearses on Monday nights and plays locally and at various festivals, featuring great jazz by the likes of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.