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Nature provides ‘Tempest’ stage

FREEPORT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents “The Tempest” at L.L. Bean Discovery Park beginning Tuesday. This first-year event will feature a fully staged production of the Shakespeare classic on an outdoor stage under the night sky. 

WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Through Aug. 6.

WHERE: Discovery Park at L.L. Bean, Freeport

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: www.freeportshakespearefestival.org

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PORTopera’s back, with ‘Hansel and Gretel’

PORTOPERA, Portland’s professional opera company, returns after a one-year hiatus to stage the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel,” written by the German composer Engelbert Humperdinck. The opera will be sung in English, and will include supertitles.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $29 to $105 for adults; $10 for ages 12 and younger for the Saturday matinee. 842-0800; www.porttix.com

INFO: www.portopera.org