Summer Shakespeare Returns to DLC with Players’ Bard in the Yard 3!
"Something wicked this way comes!"
Help the Silver Stage Players celebrate Season 2015 with the third installment of the Bard in the Yard series, Bard in the Yard 3 – Beyond the Veil. This unique production features excerpts from the works of William Shakespeare performed in the intimate outdoor setting of the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery backyard. Conceived by director Frank L. Sawyer in 2011, the Bard in the Yard Project explores common themes in Shakespeare’s plays. Join us on a journey of the macabre and the mischievous, the weird and the whimsical as we explore what lies beyond the tapestry of human knowledge and existence. Is there more to life than just us? How can we possibly predict what will happen when the worlds of the supernatural and humankind intersect?
Performances are July 16-18, and 22-25 beginning at 7 PM in the backyard of the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery located at 518 Commercial Street in Elko Nevada. The show includes passages from Hamlet, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and Macbeth among others. Tickets are only $7 and are available at the door.
Directing Bard in the Yard for the third time is Frank L. Sawyer. Frank’s local directing credits include Poe & Pints, The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery, Much Ado About Nothing, I Do! I Do!, Lysistrata, Glengarry Glen Ross, Talk Radio, Bringing it All Back Home, and The Zoo Story among others. About the opportunity Sawyer said, “It is my pleasure to partner once again with Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and their wonderful staff. Performing outdoors in this beautiful setting will be a joy for our audience and us. We would like to thank Jacques Errecart, Joan Anderson, and Jennifer Anderson of DLC for the opportunity to stage our project there for the third time!” Joining the group in the event’s planning, production, and performance are local actors and volunteers Caleb Tapia, Derek Burwell, Dan DuSoleil, Josh Webster, Don Jones, Nick Cdebaca, Jeff Ballew, Heidi DuSoleil, Meghan Campbell, Erika Patrick, Sam Nyberg, Wendy Ramierez, Becky Brown, Emily Anderson, Sandy Beeler, David Patrick, John Wright, John Wells, Toril Lea Hansen, and Michael Bail.
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.
Located at 516 Commercial Street in Elko Nevada, Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and the Gallery Bar is one of the arts centers of Elko, featuring painting, jewelry, sculpture, and more. DLC offers a comfortable, smoke-free atmosphere with an extensive list of wine, craft beer, and specialty martinis and cocktails made with the freshest ingredients. DLC Gallery and the Gallery Bar was voted “Best Bar” in the Elko Daily Free Press Reader’s Choice Awards and is a favorite destination for locals and area visitors. It’s a great place to see live music and enjoy artist receptions, book parties, weddings, and other occasions. Call (775) 738-3426 for more information or visit the DLC Facebook page for upcoming events.
For more information about Bard in the Yard 3 – Beyond the Veil, please call the director at (775) 934-3721, e-mail at email@example.com.
The Man of Destiny Hits the Stage in August!
Silver Stage Players brings the rarely staged one act comedy of egos, The Man of Destiny, by George Bernard Shaw to the Northeastern Nevada Museum, August 13-15, 2015. Directed by Julianne Galligan, The Man of Destiny, takes place in 1796 where 27 year old general Napoleon Bonaparte is waiting for his dispatches in a little inn on the road between Lodi and Milan. However, a young woman has succeeded in beguiling his lieutenant and stealing the dispatches and letters. Napoleon ends up playing a game of wits with the scheming woman in this comedic take on history.
Starring in The Man of Destiny, Meghan Jonas, Kyla Parker, Coban Parker, and Kassidy Goddard. Performances will be held in the Theater at the NE NV Museum on August 13-15, with shows beginning at 7 PM with a 2 PM matinee on Saturday, August 15. Tickets are only $10 and are available at the door.
George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright. He began his literary career as a novelist; as a fervent advocate of the new theatre of Ibsen (The Quintessence of Ibsenism, 1891) he decided to write plays in order to illustrate his criticism of the English stage. His earliest dramas were called appropriately Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant (1898). Among these, Widower's Houses and Mrs. Warren's Profession savagely attack social hypocrisy, while in plays such as Arms and the Man and The Man of Destiny the criticism is less fierce. Some of his later works include Back to Methuselah (1921), Saint Joan (1923), Caesar and Cleopatra (1901), Androcles and the Lion (1912), Major Barbara (1905), The Doctor's Dilemma (1906), Candida (1898), and Pygmalion (1912). Shaw wrote over 60 plays among his other literary works.
For more information about The Man of Destiny, please call the director at 920-960-0026; JulianneGalligan@gmail.com.