Enjoy LIVE theatre on a warm summer’s evening against the romantic backdrop of beautiful Bower Ponds! Live New Orleans style band music! Performances are suitable for all ages!
ROMEO and JULIET
July 12, 13, 14*, 18, 22*, 26*, (7pm)
21*, 28 (1pm)
July 19, 20, 21*, 25, 27, 28* (7pm)
22, 29 (1pm)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Various Parks)
June 28 – July 12
Fri June 29th - Eastview Park 7pm
Mon July 2nd - Arb Close 6pm
Wed July 4th - Orchard Green 6pm
ROMEO and JULIET – Director: David Owen
"My only Love, sprung from my only hate”
(Act I, scene v)
It’s Mardi Gras, and 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, 3 choric guides invoke the audience to enhance this fast-moving version with their thoughts. Performed by an energetic ensemble against the backdrop of enthusiastic live drumming.
“O for a Muse of Fire . . . Let us on your imaginary forces work”
(Act I, scene i)
Tickets remain FREE again this year, but DONATIONS are greatly appreciated.
NEW - a TOURING Pocket-production of a Shakespearean classic, performed for a limited audience in select neighbourhood parks – Enjoy a lively 45-minute performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM using only 4 actors. Appearing now in your back yard! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for dates & times or to book a performance in your area.
ALSO watch for SPECIAL FEARTURE DAYS at BARD on select days in July:
* TREATY 6&7 Day (July 14)
* FAMILY Day (July 21)
* NEW to CANADA Day (July 22)
* LGBTQ2+ Day (July 26)
* SENIOR’s DAY (July 28)
Events, prizes, live music, workshops and games for those who share in Red Deer’s larger community.
Workshops and BARD pre-show chats under the guidance of the ‘Master of Revels’. Visit The Thirsty Goose Beer Tent on site featuring local brews!