This unique production featuring excerpts from a number of William Shakespeare’s works, was first conceived of by Silver Stage Players actor, director, volunteer, and Life-Member Frank L. Sawyer in 2011. During a conversation with Duncan LittleCreek Gallery’s owners and staff about the idea, manager Jennifer Anderson asked if it could be staged in DLC's backyard. Frank thought this a wonderful synergy of the Bard, a beautiful outdoor setting, and the artsy atmosphere of DLC. Add a catchy title from project member Heidi DuSoleil, and the expertise of other SSP’ers John Wright, Derek Burwell, and Erika Patrick and Bard in the Yard evolved from concept to project.
BITY I focused on the romantic comedies exploring the trappings of love, while Bard in the Yard II 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?
BITY III: Beyond the Veil asked patrons to 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?
2017 brings BITY 4: Royally Screwed exploring the theme of the struggles between the lower class and those in the aristocracy. Sometimes the little guys strike back while those in power take advantage of those under their rule.
Power draws the corrupt and also corrupts the pure. Regicide, kin-slaying, murder, and the lies....oh yes, all the lies. But, while kings and queens play their games, it is the pawns, the people, who are royally screwed!
Executive Writer John Wright and Director Frank L. Sawyer are pleased to announce the theme for the fourth installment of this unique and popular Shakespeare project, Bard in the Yard. Bard in the Yard 4 is scheduled for June 22-24, 29, 30 & July 1, 2017. View the New Bard in the Yard 4 YouTube production trailer/teaser 01/18/2017!
The production explores the theme of the struggles between the lower class and those in the aristocracy. Sometimes the little guys strike back in anger, humor, and violence while those in power take advantage of those under their rule.
Performances are June 22-24, 29, 30, and July 1 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 King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream among others. Tickets are only $10 and are available at the door.
Bard in the Yard 4 welcomes the Silver Stage Players and the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery as our co-executive producers for the fourth time!
SSP has over an 80 year history of bringing theater to northern Nevada. We are so very happy to be working with the area's most storied theater company!
Duncan LittleCreek Gallery is one of the arts centers of Elko. Featuring artwork, jewelry, sculpture, and other art, DLC offers an extensive list of wine, beer, and specialty drinks. With over 50 wines, micro-brew beer, specialty martinis, and cocktails made with the freshest ingredients, DLC is a favorite destination for locals, area visitors, private parties, receptions, weddings, and other occasions.
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!!"