ELIZABETH, NJ - The Shrew Mechanicals Troupe from The Shakespeare Theatre of New jersey will present an hour-long performance of “Powerful Trouble,” a stirring collection of moments and music from Shakespeare’s great canon of plays, in three separate performance, the first of which is set for July 8, at 7 p.m., at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade in Linden.

The production -- which also features as well as selections from some of the profound, witty, and light-hearted works Shakespeare's plays have inspired over the centuries -- will also be presented on Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, and on Sunday afternoon, July 22, at 12:30 p.m. in Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

All performances are free.