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Archive for June, 2016

Come one, come all! It’s a beautiful night for some Shakespeare!

After Wednesday night’s rainout, we’re down to just four performances left for The Adventures of Pericles. And with Canada Day being one of those and a possibly grim weather forecast for Saturday, you might want to join us tonight, on what promises to be a perfect night in the park, to catch the rare and wonderful treat that is Pericles. We have surprises and twists for you a-plenty … we guarantee that it’s quite unlike any Shakespeare you’ve seen before, especially with so many of our scenes built around some of the most stunning spots in Odell Park. See you at the show!PericlesWEB185


Our Adventures Continue All This Week!

We’re back with performances of Pericles in Odell Park Tuesday through Sunday this week, 7:30 PM (but arrive by 7:15). The show has been earning rave reviews from audiences, the staging in beautiful Odell Park is spectacular, and even the mosquitoes aren’t biting nearly as much as usual this year.. The weather looks clear for tonight, but tomorrow’s forecast appears less favorable, so don’t delay–especially since rain tomorrow could mean tonight will be your last chance to enjoy a cold Picaroons while watching the show at our brothel in the park. Yes, you read that correctly…! See you at Pericles!PericlesWEB188


No Show Monday, so Join Us Tonight!

We’ll be taking the day off on Monday, so take advantage of tonight’s perfect weather forecast (probability of precipitation: 0%) to come see what many audience members are telling us is our best show yet! Zero percent is about as sure a thing as you can get with outdoor theatre. With chances of rain in the forecast for our post-Monday shows (Tuesday through Sunday, July 3) are you sure you want to wait to tempt fate and the weather gods? And remember that you can quench your thirst on this hot day with a cold, delicious Picaroons (or a few) at our Bar in the Park from intermission on! What could be better? Some come join the party!PericlesWEB132


Picaroons in the Park: Licensed Performances of Pericles June 24-29

In partnership witbarh our friends and major sponsor Picaroons Traditional Ales, we will be hosting licensed performances of The Adventures of Pericles tonight, June 24th (our Gala Opening performance), 25th, 26th, 28th, and 29th. Five shows only, so don’t miss it! Join us on these nights and you can enjoy a Picaroons beer, including their delicious new 506 Logger, at our bar at Ye Olde Knocking Shoppe in Mytilene, while watching the show!


Watch the trailer for The Adventures of Pericles!

Check out our trailer for Pericles, crafted by the masterful Chris Giles, to see just a small sample of what you’re in for on this wild adventure!


Our Big Adventure Starts Wednesday!

For those on a budget, we are offering two discounted preview performances Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23 to kick off our run of The Adventures of Pericles! Tickets for these shows are only $14 adult,$12 senior & underwaged, and $8 for students, a big saving on regular performances.

Be the first to come see Pericles’ wild adventures in beautiful Odell Park! Get your tickets on our website or at the door.PericlesWEB032


2nd Port of Call to Win Tickets to Pericles!

The second Port of Call in our #bardshipselfie contest comes courtesy of Joy of Framing on Queen Street. Stop by to visit Kyle and Andy Friday June 17 or Saturday June 18JoyofFraming, snap your picture with our ship, and post it as a #bardshipselfie. Tag us/share it with us on Twitter @BardBarracks, Facebook @BardInTheBarracks, or Instagram @BardInTheBarracks for a chance to win a pair of tickets to The Adventures of Pericles. There’ll be two draws, one June 23rd and one July 1. One entry is allowed per person for each port of call. No cash value. Winners will be notified via their social media accounts.


Enter our Ship Selfie Contest and win tickets!

That ship that’s been popping up in photos with our cast members in appearances all around town is taking to the streets of Fredericton this week and next, giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to The Adventures of Pericles! Spot the ship, take a #bardshipselfie with it, and tag us/share it with us on Twitter @BardBarracks, Facebook @BardInTheBarracks, or Instagram @BardInTheBarracks for a chance to win. There’ll be two draws, one June 23rd and one July 1. One entry is allowed per person for each port of call. No cash value. Winners will be notified via their social media accounts.

Our first port of call comes thanks corkedto Charlotte @corkedfred. Stop by and take your own #bardshipselfie until Wednesday!


Advance Tickets for The Adventures of Pericles Now On Sale!

Just click the handy button on our website or Facebook page and follow the instructions to purchase tickets online! Find your answers to any questions you may have about the show under “Show Details” on the website. Questions? Email us at nbacts@unb.ca, or call 506 458-7406.


Meet Thaisa, wife of Pericles

Melissa McMichael is very excited to be playing the role of Thaisa in this summer’s Bard in the Barracks’ production of The Adventures of Pericles. Bold, and maybe a little impulsive, Thaisa knows exactly what she wants and knows exactly how to get it. She is well educated in the ways of dancing and writing strongly worded letters; which is exactly how she wins Pericles’ hand in marriage (and definitely not the other way around). Though Thaisa wears her heart on her sleeve she can remain in control of the situation, even when misfortune strikes. Who said that marriage and parenthood was supposed to be smooth sailing?melissa


Limited time offer: Adventures of Pericles T-Shirts!

Hey, Bard fans! HT-shirt-2016-V2-black-shirtow’d you like a spiffy black t-shirt from our wonderful sponsors Valley Graphics featuring our fabulous Pericles design by Drew Kennickell on it? Email us at nbacts@unb.ca by Friday, June 10 with your name, size and # of shirts you’d like, and we’ll be sure to order one for you! Shirts are priced at $18. We’ll also have a few for sale at the show, but this way you can be sure to get one!


Check Out Our Poster!

With a little over two weeks remaining before The Adventures of Pericles opens, these beauties are popping up all over town. Our posters are the work of Bard in the Barracks’ long-time graphic designer, the seriously talented Drew Kennickell. They perfectly capture the spirit of adventure and the early 20th century Golden Age of Travel setting of our show, as well as giving you a map of all the fabulous lands you’ll be visiting in Odell Park during the show. Stop, take one in, and check out all the information you need to know about the show, now on our website! Hamlet_Final