This unique project, featuring excerpts from a host of William Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies, was first conceived by director Frank L. Sawyer in 2011. During a conversation with Duncan LittleCreek Gallery’s Jacques Errecart, Joan and Jennifer Anderson about the idea, they asked if the show could be staged in their backyard. Frank thought this a wonderful synergy of the Bard, a beautiful outdoor setting, and the artsy atmosphere of DLC. Add to this a catchy title created by cast member Heidi DuSoleil, and Bard in the Yard evolved from concept to production. BITY I focused on the romantic comedies exploring themes of love!
2013’s version of BITY turned it's attention to the battle of the sexes. Life, love, death, and happiness shall all hang in the balance as we explore the machinations of all things male and female and attempt to answer the age old question; who will win the battle of the sexes? Performances were held in September and featured passages from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labours Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth.
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble; poison and potions with mystical power; gods and ghosts, hexes and faeries, the realm of man our marionette, turning women into witches and men into monsters; tempered with love and a bit of mischief, to cull the madness of humanity.
Executive Writer John Wright and Director Frank L. Sawyer are pleased to announce the theme for the third installment of this extremely popular and successful Shakespeare project, Bard in the Yard. Bard in the Yard III is scheduled for a summer 2015 show run. Stay tuned for more info about BITY III!
Join us on a journey of the macabre and the mischievous, the weird and the whimsical as we explore what lies beyond the tapestry of human knowledge and existence. Is there more to life than just us? How can we possibly predict what will happen when the worlds of the supernatural and humankind intersect?
Bard in the Yard III welcomes the Silver Stage Players as our co-executive Producers for the third time! SSP has a nearly 80 year history of bringing theater to northern Nevada. We are so very happy to be working with the area's most decorated theater company!
Here's what people are saying about DLC, and SSP's Bard in the Yard 3:
"It was fantastic!"
"Reviews Are fantastic"
"Amazing show! Thanks so much to the crew and cast!"
"It was a great show. Loved it!"
"It was just FABULOUS!!!"
"Been singing your praises all day long!"
"I went last night. It was great."
"Once again I must say you guys were Fabulous! Looking for an excuse to go again!"
"Enjoyed a totally awesome performance on Friday evening !!!!!!!!! Thanks to the cast for a outstanding evening !!!!"
"You were absolutely stupendous last night."
"Another great performance of Bard in the Yard. Four more performances next week. Don't miss it."
"I loved every minute!!"
"This is a wonderful show!"
"Extremely fun! Good work guys!"
"It was fantastic!"
"You guys were fabulous!!!"
"I was expecting something different. What I got was something outside the box. The work behind this was incredible."
"We had a wonderful time."
"Everyone I know needs to go watch this!!"
BARD IN THE YARD 3 CONTINUES
Here's what first week guests are saying about Bard in the Yard 3 - Beyond the Veil:
"Something wicked this way comes!”
Help the Silver Stage Players celebrate Season 2015 with the third installment of the Bard in the Yard series, Bard in the Yard 3 – Beyond the Veil. This unique production features excerpts from the works of William Shakespeare performed in the intimate outdoor setting of the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery backyard. Conceived by director Frank L. Sawyer in 2011, the Bard in the Yard project explores common themes in Shakespeare’s plays. Join us on a journey of the macabre and the mischievous, the weird and the whimsical as we explore what lies beyond the tapestry of human knowledge and existence. Is there more to life than just us? How can we possibly predict what will happen when the worlds of the supernatural and humankind intersect? Performances are July 22-25 beginning at 7 PM in the backyard of the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery located at 518 Commercial Street in Elko Nevada. The show includes passages from Hamlet, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Macbeth and others. Tickets are only $7 and are available at the door.
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