Come to the dark side or bask in the light as BARD on BOWER returns for its 9th season of Shakespearean Frolic on the shores of beautiful Bower Ponds in Red Deer! JOIN our talented ensemble as we host two (2) plays in repertory, and two (2) short plays for touring local parks.



BARD in a BOX (abridged touring shows 

Comedy of Errors & A Midsummer Night’s Dream)


Auditions: April 13th (Red Deer)

CALLBACKS: April 14th (Red Deer)

Rehearsals begin: June 8, 2019

BARD in a BOX plays: June 20th – August 11th (10+ performances)

MACBETH opens: July 25 – Aug 11 (8 performances)

TEMPEST opens: July 31, 2019 (8 performances)

BARD closes: August 11, 2019

Cast size: 9 - 12


The TEMPST – Director: Ben Blyth (of The Malachites / Edmonton/ London)

"Oh, Brave new world, that has such people in’t”

(Act V, scene i)

Shipwrecked on the magical isle of Prospero, love-lorn Ferdinand and sheltered Miranda discover the wonder of love in a Brave new world. Retribution and forgiveness clash in the spirit world of Ariel and Caliban

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on!"

(Act IV, scene i)


MacBeth – Director: TBA

“Screw your courage to the sticking place”

(Act I, scene vii)

A desperate warrior yearns to become king. His destiny foretold by witches, and encouraged by his aspiring wife, MacBeth exercises ruthless dominion over troubled Scotland, and pays the price for his ambitions.

“MacBeth shall sleep no more”

(Act II, scene ii)


BARD in a BOX – the touring company - condensed (45 minute) retellings of the popular summer romps, set to tour the civic parks of Red Deer and the surrounding County. Cast size of 4-5.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream (45 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.

“Lord, what fools thee mortals be”

(Act III, scene ii)



The COMEDY of ERRORS (the 45 minute version)– Director: TBA

- adapted by Glen Gaston

“I am to the world like a drop of water, that in the ocean seeks another drop”

(Act I, scene ii)

Separated at birth, two sets of identical twins encounter each other’s servants and families by chance. Unaware of what ties them together, they now must untangle whatever kept them apart.

“One of these men is genius to the other”

(Act V, scene i)





April 14, 2019 AUDITIONS (2:00 pm – 5:00pm) & CALLBACKS (6:00pm- 9:00pm) 

Red Deer Fencing Club (or TBA) 33 #107, Mckenzie Cres, – GASOLINE ALLEY Red Deer County

* Those who have performed in BARD previously need only to book a COMPANY CALL. No monologue required.


April 13, 2019 (5:00 – 10:30pm) – BARD COMPANY CALL

TBA – Red Deer Address to follow



• 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, and a follow-up 30 minute coldreading with a group


CALLBACKS and COMPANY CALL will be scheduled in groups of 4-6 for 60 minute time slots


Prime Stock Theatre seeks to make theatre accessible and relevant to audiences across central Alberta. As such, we are passionate about maintaining an artist roster that represents the diversity of our region, and we encourage applications from anyone with a passion for collaboration, and a spirit of inclusion.

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