Camden Civic Theatre is seeking technically minded people for its spring production of William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” The play will be directed by Rebecca Gross, who is looking for a producer, set painters and builders, lighting assistants, a sound technician, costume master, props coordinator and more to get this show off to a great start.

It is rumored among literary historians that Shakespeare wrote “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at the request of Queen Elizabeth I. She had so enjoyed the character of John Falstaff from the “Henry IV” history plays that she wished to see him in a comedy — and in love. Shakespeare obliged on at least half of her wish. Anyone interested in taking part is invited to be a part of this bawdy, hilarious Shakespearean comedy and find out if Falstaff followed through on the other half of the queen’s desire.

Interested techies are invited to go to the “Merry Wives of Windsor” page at and fill out the PDF techie form; or contact CCT by sending e-mail to

CCT’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” will be presented April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at the Camden Opera House, Route 1. Auditions will be held Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m.; and Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the opera house.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to