Romeo & Juliet and As You Like It performed in repertory!
Set in 1930’s Canada, As You Like It places the forest of Arden in the backwoods of Northern Ontario / Quebec. Follow Rosalind and Orlando as they seek to define the roles that men and women play best when they woo. In a time when women sought to express their independence and re-define their role, the spunky Rosalind seeks new adventure and true love bourn out of mutual respect. Smile, as she lives the rustic life amidst the lumberjacks and Group of 7 painters that roam the woods. Cross dressing and mistaken identities abound in the wilds of Algonquin; its fun for the entire family!
“I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine” – Rosalind
In a world of hot sun and fiery Latin passion Romeo & Juliet meet at a Day of the Dead celebration and discover the dangers that forbidden love brings to themselves and their families. Under the tutelage of a well-meaning friar, the pair seeks to escape the mistrust that blinds their families and brings ruin to their friends. Now they must hide their love until a new dawn brings the promise of a future together . . . or perish in the darkness of a hate that divides.
“For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring” – Benvolio
AUDITIONS for BARD 2013 will be held Saturday, March 30th in Red Deer.
Appointments can be made by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepare one Shakespearean monologue.
Rehearsals begin June 15th, and will be scheduled to work around a weekday 9-5 job.
Romeo & Juliet OPENS Thursday, July 18th | CLOSES Saturday, August 3rd
As You Like It OPENS Thursday, July 25th | CLOSES Sunday, August 4th
The Bard on Bower is an artist co-op; payment is based on a share system after the recovery of a portion of expenses.