BARD on BOWER 2018




BARD on BOWER returns for its 8th season of Shakespearean Frolic on the shores of beautiful Bower Ponds in Red Deer!  JOIN our talented ensemble as we produce two plays in repertory, and a third play for touring local parks.


Romeo and Juliet / HENRY V  & A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Auditions: Saturday, April 21 (Red Deer)

Rehearsals begin:  June 3, 2019

Dream opens:  June 19 – July 7 (10+ performances)

R&J opens:  July 11, 2018  (8 performances)

HENRY V opens: July 19, 2018 (8 performances)

BARD closes:  July 29, 2018

Cast size: 12 - 16


ROMEO and JULIET – Director: David Owen

"My only Love, sprung from my only hate”

(Act I, scene v)

Youthful passions ignite in this tale of doomed lovers.  Love-sick Romeo exchanges vows with Juliet, the energetic daughter of his family’s sworn enemy.  Bound together by a holy man, they unluckily discover that escape from ancient hate is a formidable undertaking. 

“O, I am Fortune’s fool!"

(Act III, scene i)


HENRY V – Director: Thomas Usher

“No King of England, if not King of France"

(Act II, scene ii)

England’s ambitious young king seeks to confirm his godly authority by beginning a highly brazen invasion of France.  Badly out-numbered and against all odds, Henry wins the day, captures the crown and woos the heart of the French princess. 

Compelled to graphically retell the story, a choric guide invokes the audience to enhance this fast-moving version, performed by a highly athletic ensemble, with their thoughts.

 “O for a Muse of Fire . . . Let us on your imaginary forces work”

(Act I, scene i)


A Midsummer Night’s Dream (40 minute version)– Director: TBA

Helena and Hermia and their suitors run away, and run afoul, in a mysterious woodland realm of the faery king and queen.  Meanwhile, local would-be actors rehearse a bizarre play in a nearby glade with asinine results.

A condensed (40 minute) telling of the popular summer romp, set to tour the civic parks of Red Deer and the surrounding County.   Cast size of 4.

“Lord, what fools thee mortals be”

(Act III, scene ii)




* Those who have performed in BARD previously need only to book a CALLBACK


CONTACT: to book an AUDITION time.  BOOK NOW!


  • REVIEW the character lists and be prepared to speak about your preferences
  • Please prepare ONE classical monologue (comic or dramatic) from a play that is not in the season, but which suits a character you may be interested in being considered for
  • Book a 15 minute audition / interview time


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