Shake on the Lake, a Silver Lake based Shakespearean troupe, will perform “Richard III” in Ellicottville at the Village Gazebo on Friday evening, Aug. 10, during Taste of Ellicottville weekend.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, will be held at 8 p.m. Attendees are recommended to bring their chairs or a blanket.

Shake on the Lake is a nonprofit professional theatre company that specializes in performances to underserved rural communities. The group hosts a full year of programming including Summer Shakespeare Tour, Winter Performances and Educational Programming.

Shake on the Lake was founded in 2011 by Josh Rice and Pilar McKay. The hope was to bring Shakespeare to the shores of Silver Lake, the westernmost Finger Lake. Performing in their hometown eventually grew into touring to other rural communities in Upstate New York.

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