WALDOBORO/DAMARISCOTTA — What could possibly be better than a good summer Shakespeare production? An encore! Back by popular demand, The River Company has partnered with both The Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro and the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta for a mini tour of this extreme Shakespeare experience.

“We are so incredibly lucky to be part of such a supportive and rich theater community,” River Company director Nick Azzaretti said. “The original production of the show this summer was a hit but it was a short run. In casual conversation with the other theater makers in the area we decided, hey, let’s give it another go and bring the show to even more audiences.”

At The Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St., Waldoboro, River Company is excited to be part of the theatre’s renaissance season, which has seen a revitalization of the historic playhouse through live music, film, educational events, dance, and of course live theater. The performance date is Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

At the historic Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta, River Company is delighted to collaborate with one of the area’s preeminent performance centers and offer another destination on the theater’s already busy roadmap of film and live events. Performance dates are Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m.

River Company’s production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” covers not one, not two, but all 37 of the Bard’s plays in a cool 97 minutes. In the expert hands of River Company’s preeminent director Nick Azzaretti, this production is an irreverent, fast-paced romp that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. The production is comprised of just three actors — Emily Sue Barker, Soren Barker and Roosevelt Bishop, all hailing from Boothbay — who play more than 100 characters as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies. Even if you’ve never liked Shakespeare, this production is something special, and a pure treat to watch.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” was written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. For tickets and information on The Waldo performance, call 207-975-6490 or visit waldotheatre.org/pages/theatre. To reserve tickets for the Lincoln Theater, call 207-563-3424 or visit lincolntheater.net.