Camden Shakespeare Festival will present “The Tempest” and “The Comedy of Errors” for its 2016 summer season, which will run July 26 to Aug. 14. Advance tickets are on sale for a reduced price at Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St. Tickets must be purchased in person at this location by July 25 to receive the special presale price.

Featuring professional actors, designers and technicians from Maine and across the country, the performances are presented in conjunction with the Camden Public Library with the support of local businesses and volunteers. The plays are directed by Stephen Legawiec.

“The Tempest” stars Lincolnville’s John Burstein as Prospero and features an abundance of song, as well as genuine illusions designed by a professional magician. It will be presented in the Camden Amphitheatre July 26, 27 and 28; and Aug. 4, 5, 7, 10, 13 and 14. All performances start at 6 p.m.

“The Comedy of Errors,” Shakespeare’s first comedy, delivers madcap comedy, mistaken identity, seduction, slapstick, verbal sparring, vaudeville, two sets of twins and a family reunion beyond belief. This production will be presented indoors at High Mountain Hall July 29, 30 and 31; and Aug. 3, 6, 11 and 12. All performances begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets for both shows are available at; by calling 464-0008; or at the performance space one hour prior to each show, depending on availability. Regular ticket princes are $25; $20 for senior citizens and students; and $5 for children younger than 5.

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