October CCA performances to include ‘Hamlet,’ illusions show

The Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine is offering a variety of performances throughout the 2017–18 season.

October events will include a Shakespearean play, Dutch vocal ensemble concert, and a magic and illusions show.

Aquila Theatre will bring “Hamlet,” the classic tale of love, revenge, mortality and madness, to the CCA at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

An additional 10 a.m. showing for students will include a one-hour “guided tour” of all major scenes and will be followed by a question-and answer-session. The school showing is sponsored by the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund.

Cappella Pratensis, a Dutch vocal ensemble specializing in pieces from the 15th and 16th centuries, will perform at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.

The concert is a selection in the John I. and Elizabeth E. Patches Chamber Music Series. A reception for patrons and artists will follow.

Jason Bishop will perform an array of magic and illusions at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.

Named the “Best Performing Artist of the Year” by the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts, Bishop presents grand illusions, magic such as sleight of hand, and close-up magic projected on screens, combined with modern music and audience participation.

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the CCA website.