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Final performance of Cymbeline tonight!

It’s been a great and very successful run for Bard in the Barracks once again this year, and we’re down to our final show! Cymbeline rides for one more time at 7:30 in Odell Park tonight, and then it’s all over for 2018. If you haven’t caught the show yet, you’ve got one last chance to see this rare and wonderful gem of Shakespeare’s later works. Feedback and response from our audiences to date has been ecstatic, so we’d love to see you out tonight.

We would like to thank our sponsors and funders–UNB, NBCCD, the City of Fredericton, Downtown Fredericton Inc., Valley Graphics, Picaroons Traditional Ales, and the Radical Edge, for all they’ve done to make our shows possible this year.

Thanks so much to all of you who came out to see The Comedy of Errors and Cymbeline and we’re already looking forward to 2019!

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Canada Day off, back for our final week Monday!

We’re taking the holiday off, but will be back for our final week of performances starting Monday. Our two final performances of The Comedy of Errors in Barracks Square (and also featuring our Picaroons Bar in the Barracks) will take place Monday and Tuesday evenings, July 2-3. Don’t miss this hilarious comedy that has had audiences smiling for the last two years. The temperature is going to be hot, but the beer will be cold, and there won’t be a better place to be for an evening of fun Bardic tomfoolery!

Then we will close our 2018 season with performances of Cymbeline in Odell Park at 7:30 nightly Wednesday July 4 through Sunday July 8. Audiences have been enthralled by this funny, wild, and wonderful Shakespearean fairy tale, unfolding in an exciting immersive staging amid the beautiful (and cool in the shade) greenery of Odell Park. If you hadn’t heard of Cymbeline before, we’re pretty sure it will become one of your favorite Shakespeares after seeing the show–as our audiences have been telling us!

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Rained out tonight, back in action Friday!

Into every Bard in the Barracks run, a little rain must fall. We’ve had more than a little today, and with it expected to continue through the evening, Cymbeline’s court, the wilds of Wales, and even usually sunny Rome will be not so pleasant for either cast or audience.

We’re going to be back Friday night with another performance of The Comedy of Errors in Barracks Square, featuring our Picaroons Bar in the Barracks. And after a great opening show last night, Cymbeline in Odell Park will have its next performance on Saturday.

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Monday off, back in action Tuesday

Our cast and crew are taking a well-deserved day off Monday after a busy week of final dress rehearsals and opening performances. After a great opening weekend for both shows, we’ll be back with performances of The Comedy of Errors in Barracks Square (featuring our Picaroons Bar in the Barracks) Tuesday and Friday at 7:30 PM (two of only four remaining shows for that play) and Cymbeline in Odell Park Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30. See you at the shows!

 

 

Off and running!

After a very successful opening night show on Friday, we’re back with another performance of The Comedy of Errors in Barracks Square tonight! Sunday, June 24 will be Twinbill Shakespeare Sunday, with Pay-What-You-Will (Shakespeare) performances of The Comedy of Errors at 2 PM and Cymbeline in Odell Park at 7:30 PM. Both plays continue through J2uly 8!

It All Starts This Week!

Check out our handy schedule for our performances beginning Friday, June 22! Bard schedule 2018 V3

Two weeks and counting!

Our 2018 season, featuring The Comedy of Errors in Barracks Square and Cymbeline in Odell Park, opens on June 22! Everything you need to know about tickets (available online starting June 11) and the shows is now right here at bardinthebarracks.com!

Auditions for Bard in the Barracks: Cymbeline and The Comedy of Errors, May 1st and 2nd

Open auditions will be held for the Bard in the Barracks productions of William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline and our remount of The Comedy of Errors on May 1st and 2nd at Memorial Hall on the UNB campus. The plays will be performed outdoors (in Odell Park and Barracks Square respectively) and will collectively run from June 21-July 8, with exact performance dates for each play still to be determined. The plays will be directed by Len Falkenstein, and will be rehearsed intensively (mainly evening hours) beginning the week of May 6.

Roles are available for actors of a variety of ages. Auditions will take place from 7:30-10:00 PM on Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday, May 2nd, with callbacks from 7:30-9:30 PM on Friday, May 4. Those auditioning are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the plays beforehand. Auditions will focus on Cymbeline (with only a small number of roles from The Comedy of Errors to be recast) and will consist of readings from the play. Prepared monologues may also be performed, but are not required.

To book an audition, please email lfalken@unb.ca, indicating your availability for the audition dates and any preference for date/time. Actors may be cast in one or both plays (if willing) at the discretion of the director, but may indicate a preference of play (if any) when booking their audition, keeping in mind that only a few roles in The Comedy of Errors are available.

Anyone interested in auditioning who is unable to attend either of the audition dates, or anyone requesting further information, should contact the director at lfalken@unb.ca or 506 458-7406. Expressions of interest from persons who would like to assist with the productions in a musical or technical/crew capacity are also welcome. All members of the company will receive honorariums for their work on the productions.

Bard in the Barracks to Stage The Comedy of Errors and Cymbeline, June 21-July 8

Our 2018 season will feature the return of a popular production from last year, along with a new work that will introduce Fredericton audiences to one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known late gems!

Our second consecutive two-play season will include a remount of our 2017 production of The Comedy of Errors in Barracks Square.
That’s right, those crazy twins will be back!
A high-spirited, farcical comedy, the play depicts the chaos that results when two pairs of long-separated identical twins unknowingly find themselves in the same city and cases of mistaken identity spiral out of control, threatening dangerous consequences. Set in a seaside town in Italy in the 1970s, last year’s colorful and zany production was a hit with audiences but ran afoul of the weather gods, completing only six performances and leaving many ticket buyers disappointed.

 

The summer’s second play will be Shakespeare’s late romance Cymbeline, to be staged in Odell Park. A tale of jealousy that sees lovers and families torn apart by envy and malice only to be reunited after standing the test of time, Cymbeline is a wild and exciting fairy tale-inspired dark comedy. Set in Ancient Britain against the backdrop of a rebel uprising, as native Britons struggle to assert their independence against their Roman overlords, Cymbeline will transform Odell Park into the wilds of rural Wales, replete with potions, treachery, ghosts, gods, and epic battles. Oh, and perhaps the odd decapitation. If you happen to like such things… and we think you will!

Together, The Comedy of Errors and Cymbeline will run from June 21-July 8. Full details regarding performances and tickets will be announced later in the spring, and news about auditions will be coming very soon, right here! Stay posted, folks!

Just a few hours..

Until we reveal what we have in store for you for summer 2018! We’ll be announcing our season today at 2 PM via Facebook, Twitter, and at bardinthebarracks.com! Spread the word!