The Crooked Road Shakespeare Kids made dozens of drawings of the characters in “Henry IV, Part 1” as part of their study of the play. Tom Crikelair will lead a discussion of the play Saturday at the Jesup Memorial Library ahead of the group's performances of the play April 28 and 30. IMAGE COURTESY OF TOM CRIKELAIR

Shakespeare talk set, ahead of youth show

BAR HARBOR — Tom Crikelair and the Crooked Road Shakespeare Kids, a home-schooled class studying and performing works of the Bard, will present a discussion of “Henry IV, Part 1” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m.

This introduction to the characters and plot of the play is designed for children and adults. The group is set to perform the play at the Neighborhood House later in the month, Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m.

The library event, Crikelair said, will be a “beginner’s guide to ‘Henry IV.’”

“If you’re going to go to a Shakespeare play, it’s very helpful to know something about it first. You don’t have to know everything, but the more you know, the better the experience.”

His group often has participated in the Shakespeare open mic nights at the Jesup, but the upcoming production of “Henry IV” will be their first performances of a full play.

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