Camden Shakespeare Festival has announced its third season, with summer 2016 performances of “The Tempest” and “The Comedy of Errors,” presented at two separate locations.

“The Tempest” will be outdoors in the Camden Library Amphitheatre, while “The Comedy of Errors” will be presented indoors at High Mountain Hall. The season will run from July 26 to Aug. 14.

“The Tempest” is about a magician who has been stranded on an island by his enemies. The magician has a surprise for them when he creates a storm and shipwrecks them to his shore.

“This is perhaps Shakespeare most visually stunning play,” said Artistic Director Stephen Legawiec, “and our production will be full of live music and incredible magical illusions.”

“The Comedy of Errors” is about two (count ‘em: two) sets of identical twins — master and servant — who end up in the same town, unaware of each other. Pandemonium, of course, ensues.

“This play is Shakespeare’s only flat-out slapstick comedy, Legawiec said. “It’s just one hilarious gag after another.”

At this time, Camden Shakespeare Festival is looking for anyone who may want to be involved, either on stage or behind the scenes. To contact the troupe, email or visit

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