Bard coming to Beacon

Next weekend the Bard is coming to Sidney's Beacon Avenue

  • Aug. 28, 2014 8:00 p.m.

SIDNEY — Next weekend the Bard is coming to Sidney.

The Victoria Shakespeare by the Sea Theatre Company recently performed at Clover Point in Victoria. They will bring this year’s two shows — MacBeth and A Comedy of Errors — to Sidney Sept. 4 to 6 under the Beacon Park bandshell.

Steve Duck, the owner of Tides Group, a Sidney destination and event services company, said new this year will be the addition of a third tent over the audience to shield people from the elements.

The Bard on Beacon summer outdoor theatre event happened for the first time last year when Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream were performed.

Performances this year will still be interactive with the audience and performers will once again use cranes to take flight in character.

Tides this year is also inviting young thespians to the Stratford School — free acting classes for youth age six to 18 on the Saturday and Sunday of the performances.

The shows begin Thursday, Sept. 4 with the curtain rising at 7 p.m. with A Comedy of Errors. Friday’s 7 p.m. show is MacBeth.

On Saturday, Sept. 6 the matinee performance begins at 2 p.m. and the evening’s show opens at 7 p.m. Both will be A Comedy of Errors. Sunday’s matinee and evening performances (same times as the day before) will be MacBeth.

Duck said this year will set the standard for subsequent performances, adding his goal is create remarkable cultural experiences in Sidney.

Bard on Beacon is a ticketed event and they cost $25 each.

To reserve your tickets, visit www.tidesgroup.com or call 250-999-2997.  

— News staff

 

 

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