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This week, along with great movies and the next installment of our live and free "Talking Art in Maine" series, we bring a broadcast from the home of Shakespeare -- Stratford Upon Avon. It is a chance to see the Bard at his best, performed by one of the world's leading theater troupes. Lincoln Theater is the only venue in Maine currently carrying these broadcasts. How about taking a chance on this special opportunity?

'The Immigrant' (R, two hours)
Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated.

Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, she quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), who forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) - a stage magician - restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future.

Final showings Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, July 17 at 2 p.m.

Royal Shakespeare Company: 'Henry IV Part II' (two hours and 45 minutes)
King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him to be more concerned with earthly pleasures than with the responsibility of rule.

Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Among the unwitting locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets.

As the king's health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays. Plays Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m.

Talking Art in Maine: Lois Dodd
Talking Art in Maine is a series of intimate, one-on-one conversations between artist Jane Dahmen and notable artists and curators who have made a substantial contribution to the arts in the state of Maine.

Our guest for this event is Lois Dodd, who has been painting compositionally idiosyncratic views of architecture, nature, and the landscape of New York and her home in Cushing for the past six decades. This event is free to the public and will take place Friday, July 18 at 2 p.m.

'Jersey Boys' (R, two hours 14 minutes)
Clint Eastwood's big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic '60s rock group The Four Seasons.

Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical.

Plays Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 23 at 7 p.m., and Thursday, July 24 at 2 p.m.

'The Nance' starring Nathan Lane (R, two hours 50 minutes, including intermission)
In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche.

A headliner called "the nance" was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre - usually played by a straight man. Douglas Carter Beane's "The Nance" recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers.

At a time when it is easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life. Captured live on Broadway. Plays Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 563-3424, like Lincoln Theater on Facebook, email, or visit in person at 2 Theater St. in Damariscotta or online at The office is open from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday and Thursday.

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