Bard in the Yard Returns to DLC with Bard in the Yard 5: Bottoms Up!
Attack of the Groundlings!
Shakespeare under the stars returns to Duncan LittleCreek Gallery with Silver Stage Players’ Bard in the Yard 5- Bottoms Up! This unique production 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.
2021’s, post-Covid-19 version of this highly popular project features the theme, “Bottoms Up”. Time to belly laugh post-pandemic. This one's for the masses, the Groundlings, the anti-aristocracy. The show is narrated by Shakespeare’s classic character Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Performances are July 8-10, 15-17 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 Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Loves Labours Lost, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream among others. Tickets are only $10 and are available at the door.
Directing Bard in the Yard for the fifth 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, Seascape with Sharks and Dancer, Bringing it All Back Home, and The Zoo Story among others. Sawyer said, “We look forward to hosting our guests and providing a unique and compelling evening of Shakespeare outdoors.” He continued, “Our cast and crew will work very hard to offer the community a wonderful evening of theater.” Joining the group in the event’s planning, production, and performance are local actors and volunteers Sara Walls, Amber Day, Savannah Hall, Chris Langer, Scott Glennon, Kristopher Pooley, Katie Weible, Kelsey Rogers, Caleb Tapia, Derek Burwell, Don Jones, Nick Cdebaca, Dianna Fromherz, Meghan Micheli, Laura Cdebaca, Caleb Micheli, Erika Patrick, Sam Nyberg, Wendy Lloyd, Sandy Beeler, John Wright, John Wells, Toril Tapia, Nick Heyguy, Jacques Errecart, Joan Anderson, and Jennifer Anderson.
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, Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and Bar is one of Elko’s arts centers featuring paintings, jewelry, sculptures, and more. DLC offers a comfortable, smoke-free atmosphere with an extensive list of wine, craft beer, specialty martinis, and cocktails made with the freshest ingredients. DLC was voted “Best Bar” in the Elko Daily Free Press Readers’ Choice Awards and is a favorite destination for locals and area visitors alike. It’s a great place to see live music, plays, artist receptions, book parties, weddings, and other occasions. Call (775) 738-3426 for more information or visit their Facebook page for upcoming events.
For more information aboutBard in the Yard 5- Bottoms Up!, please call the director at (775) 934-3721, e-mail at email@example.com or visit us on the web at www.silverstage.org and www.bardoutside.org
New Era Begins for Poe & Pints as Silver Stage Set to Produce Wildly Popular Event!