On Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m., Celebration Barn Theater in South Paris will present a special second-cut screening of Michael Miclon’s original comic feature film, “Richard3.”
Founder of BooDog Films and the Oddfellow Theater, Miclon has created several videos and short films over the last eleven years. A veteran of live performance, he’s perhaps best known locally for “The Early Evening Show,” the longest running variety show in Maine history.
Adapted from Oddfellow Theater’s live performance adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” which the Portland Phoenix called “comedic genius,” this spoof draws upon Miclon’s many years on stage as a performer and creator. Shot in numerous locations throughout Maine, from Fort Popham in Phippsburg to the former St. Patrick’s Church in Lewiston, Richard3 features over 200 extras and actors, including many Celebration Barn alumni.
Production on the film began in the summer of 2012. After two years of work, plus a successful fundraising campaign through Kickstarter, Miclon and his team are preparing to enter the film in festivals across the country.
“In June, we had the great fortune to show the first-cut version of Richard3 to a sold-out crowd of 428 people at the Emerge Film Festival,” Miclon reports. “Since then, we have been sharpening our editing knives and have prepared this second cut. This will be a special showing of the film at Celebration Barn, where 15 of the lead actors studied.”
Doors for the screening open at 7:30. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance by calling the Celebration Barn box office at (207) 743-8452. Celebration Barn Theater is located just off Route #117 at 190 Stock Farm Road in South Paris. For more information, see www.CelebrationBarn.com.