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The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1998):David Seymour and Bill Wolford.Celebrating its 84th year, the Silver Stage Players is dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada. Its history is one of creativity and thought provoking theater. The company has challenged audiences, pushed the envelope of live theater and attracted the area's most talented actors, designers and directors since the 1930s.

Bard in the Yard Returns to DLC

Shakespeare under the stars returns to Duncan LittleCreek Gallery with Bard in the Yard! This unique production from the Silver Stage Players, features excerpts from the works of William Shakespeare performed in the intimate and outdoor setting of the DLC Gallery backyard.

Conceived by director Frank L. Sawyer in 2011, the Bard in the Yard Project explores themes in Shakespeare’s plays. Performances of Bard in the Yard V - Bottoms Up! are July 8-10 and 15-17 beginning at 7 PM in the backyard of the DLC, located at 518 Commercial Street in Elko Nevada. The show includes passages from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labours Lost, Twelfth Night, and The Tempest, among others. Tickets are only $10 and will be available at the Elko Area Chamber of Commerce beginning June 1.

Join us as we bid Covid-19 goodbye and bring you a chance to laugh out loud and outdoors at some of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. Puck reminds us all, "Let us have our joy and fun. Hear, hear! Cakes and ale for everyone!" Stay tuned for more information about BITY 5!

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, on April 23, 1564 and raised there by John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. An English poet and playwright, Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer of all time. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the King’s Men acting company. Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories while his later works were mostly tragedies. Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth, are considered some of the finest works in the English language. His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than any other playwright’s. Shakespeare's words have endured for over 400 years, and still reach across the centuries as powerfully as ever.

Directing Bard in the Yard for the fifth time is Frank L. Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer’s directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing, I Do! I Do!, The Odd Couple (female version), Lysistrata, War of the Worlds, Glengarry Glen Ross, Talk Radio, Bringing it All Back Home, The Zoo Story, and The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery among others. About the opportunity Sawyer said, “We invite the entire community to be our guests and have a laugh at some of the most well-known comedies in history.” Starring and providing technical expertise in the production are Dianna Fromherz, Erika Patrick, Caleb Tapia, Lucy Cdebaca, Derek Burwell, John Wright, Meghan Micheli, John Wells, Don Jones, Savanna Hall, Scott Glennon, Kristopher Pooley, Kelsey Rogers, Sara Walls, Katie Wiebe, Laura Cdebaca, Nick Cdebaca, Dusty Barker, Amber Day, Nick Heyguy, Kyle Ashley, Wendy Lloyd, Savanah Hall, and Sam Nyberg.

Celebrating their 85th anniversary, the Silver Stage Players is dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service, and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada. Its history is one of creativity and thought-provoking theater. The company has challenged audiences, pushed the envelope of live theater, and attracted the area's most talented actors, designers, and directors since the 1930s. Offerings have included Bard in the Yard, CLUE, Godspell, Nunsense, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, A Christmas Carol, War of the Worlds, Scrooge Makes Up, Lysistrata, Greater Tuna, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, The Man of La Mancha, The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery, and Much Ado About Nothing among many others.

Located at 518 Commercial Street in Elko Nevada, Duncan LittleCreek Gallery is one of the arts centers of Elko. Featuring artwork, jewelry, sculpture, and other art, DLC offers a comfortable, smoke-free atmosphere with an extensive list of wine, beer, and specialty drinks. With over 50 wines, micro-brew beer, specialty martinis, and cocktails made with the freshest ingredients, DLC is a favorite destination for locals, area visitors, private parties, receptions, weddings, and other occasions. Call (775)738-3426 for pricing, catering options, and availability. For more information about DLC, visit their web site at www.dlcgallery.com.

For more information about Bard in the Yard V – Bottoms Up!, please call the director at (775) 934-3721, e-mail at flsawyer@designlunacy.com or visit us on the web at www.silverstage.org and www.bardoutside.org.

bard [bärd]

Noun. A tribal poet-singer skilled in composing and reciting verses on heroes and their deeds. A composer, singer, or declaimer of epic or heroic verse. Traditionally one reciting epics and associated with a particular oral tradition. Synonyms: poet · versifier · verse-maker · rhymester · rhymer · sonneteer · lyricist · lyrist · Shakespeare.

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