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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.