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April 21, 2014

Shakespeare on the Ipswich

Festival will see scenes from the bard performed all over town


It’s J.T.’s son James who will take on the signature role in drama — Hamlet.

“I’ve been acting since I was 31/2-4 years old,” he says. This performance, however, will be the final scene, stressing swordplay rather than words and leaving more corpses than your average Clint Eastwood movie.

It’s all in good fun and James expects a positive reaction to Saturday’s events.

“Ipswich has a good gathering of people who have a pretty heavy interest in the arts. ... The arts, especially around here, have been really good.”

Staff writer Alan Burke can be reached at aburke@salemnews.com.

Events will take place Saturday, April 26, in downtown Ipswich.

Noon: Ipswich Visitors Center, 36 S. Main St. (Ninja Shakespeare Opening Scene)

12:20: Ipswich Visitors Center, 36 S. Main St. (Will’s Women)

12:30: The Footbridge (Oberon and Titania)

12:45: EBSCO Mural (Swordplay and Hamlet)

1 p.m.: Gifts 4 Soul, 4 Market St. (Sonnets)

1:15: First Ipswich Bank, 31 Market St. (Romeo and Juliet)

1:30: Behind First Ipswich Bank, 31 Market St. (Pyramus and Thisby)

1:45: Christopher’s Table, Depot Square (Shakespeare on Food)

2 p.m.: Zumi’s Espresso, 40 Market St. (Shakespearean Cat Fight)

2:15: 5 Corners Deli, 0 Central St. (Seven Ages of Man)

2:30: The Green at First Church of Ipswich, Meetinghouse Green (Ninja Shakespeare Closing Scene)

7 p.m.: J.T. Turner will perform his one-man show, “Shakespeare’s Ghost,” at 12 Meetinghouse Green. Tickets are $12, $2 off when guests bring a copy of their Ninja Shakespeare program.

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