That’s a wrap! Bard in the Barracks closed our 2022 season, our sixteenth year of staging outdoor Shakespeare productions in Fredericton, on Sunday with a sold-out performance of Julius Caesar. This was an incredibly successful summer for us in all ways. Our productions of As You Like It in Odell Park and Julius Caesar downtown were brimming with incredible performances and inspired staging. Our audiences were large, enthusiastic, and had no end of awed, wonderful, and touching responses to the plays–we’re so grateful to everyone who came out to see them for your support and kindness. After two years of the pandemic, it was so inspiring to be able to stage a full season again, and welcome full houses and all the energy they bring. Even Mother Nature cooperated, with a plethora of warm sunny nights and only one rainout during our seventeen-show run!
We have many other important people we’d like to thank for making this season possible. Our sponsors, funders, and in-kind partners: City of Fredericton Government, University of New Brunswick, Downtown Fredericton, The Radical Edge: Outdoor Lifestyle Shop, Gallery 78, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and the Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel. Thanks also to Fredericton Tourism – Town Square Social Hub for their help in promoting our shows and to Christ Church Cathedral for letting us stage a war on their grounds.
Special thanks to Grid City Magazine for tirelessly trumpeting our wares and likewise Mark Kilfoil of CHSR radio–you guys are the best.
We’re already making plans and looking forward to 2023. We hope to have you all back with us next year, and, in the meantime, hope you will check out this year’s NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival to catch many of our cast and crew in some great new plays by New Brunswick playwrights, coming your way July 20-30.