We regret to say…

We were holding on to the faint hope that Arthur might not have delivered a knockout blow to Hamlet. We were ready to perform again today and tomorrow, but having now received word that Odell Park is going to remain closed indefinitely, and with many of our cast and crew having other commitments beyond Thursday, we deeply regret that we must say it looks like Hamlet has taken his final bow.

Michael Holmes-Lauder — ambient photography

For those of you who had purchased tickets for last Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (July 4-6) and have not received refunds yet, you can do so by taking your tickets to Westminster Books, or call us at 458-7406 or email nbacts@unb.ca to make other arrangements.

We greatly appreciate the expressions of support we’ve received over the last few days from the many disappointed audience members who were hoping we’d be able to perform again this week. Thanks to all of you, and to everyone who came out to see Hamlet in Odell Park.
We were thrilled to receive such great responses to the show, and to see so many of you out for what was shaping up to be (until that dastardly Arthur showed up) our most successful show ever.

Michael Holmes-Lauder — ambient photography

Please check in with us over the off-season for more news about Bard in the Barracks. We’ve got a big tenth anniversary coming up next year, and it’s possible that Hamlet may ride again! If you like that idea, or have any other thoughts on our work, we’d love to hear them, via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Please join us later this month for the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, where you’ll see what we do in the summer after Shakespeare ends. We’ve got another great lineup planned, featuring many of the very talented folks you saw in Hamlet.

Finally, we’d like to thank our sponsors and funders, who helped make the show happen this year: The City of Fredericton, UNB and the UNB Faculty of Arts, Picaroons Traditional Ales, Fairview Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Valley Graphics, the Daily Gleaner, the Cedar Tree Café and DJ Purdy’s Lounge, along with Delta Fredericton.

Thanks again to all.

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