Bard On Bower 2019


BARD in a BOX (abridged touring shows 

Comedy of Errors & A Midsummer Night’s Dream)


BARD in a BOX TOURS: June 20th – August 11th (with select peformances on the stage at Bower Ponds)

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

TEMPEST opens: July 31, 2019 (8 performances at Bower Ponds)


-Stay tuned for details on how you can preorder a picnic from the Cronquist House to go along with select performances! 

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: Victoria Wells-Smith

“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 Thomas Usher
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) – adapted by Glen Gaston, Director Ashley Mercia

“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)

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