By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dylan Coulter
Produced by Diane Gendron
Assistant Producer – Shawn McGrory
Choreographer – Damon Jang
Musical director – Lauren Trotzuk
Fort Langley – on the lawn in front of the historic community hall. Admission Free. Thursday, June 29, Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1 (as part of Fort Langley’s Canada Day Celebrations). All performances begin at 7 p.m.
Township 7 Winery in Langley – July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15. The Sunday performance is a matinee and begins at 2 p.m. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Admission $20. Tickets at www.township7.com.
Douglas Park, in Langley City – July 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 on the outdoor Spirit Square Stage. Admission Free. The Sunday performances are matinees and begin at 2 p.m. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.
As Don Pedro’s band of warriors returns from a successful winter war, they pass through the town of Messina, and visit with old friends. The spirit of love is in the air. Claudio, a celebrated young soldier, falls in love with the Duke’s daughter Hero, while two other would-be lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, hide their feelings for each other in wit and banter. The townsfolk, observant of this almost-love story, conspire to bring Beatrice and Benedick together. Meanwhile, Don Pedro’s bitter and sullen illegitimate brother Don Jon has hatched a plot to ruin Claudio and Hero’s wedding. The day is saved when the bumbling watchmen discover the plot and the foolish constable manages to arrest the conspirators. Happily, in the end, the two young couples are united.
What to Bring
Bard in the Valley sets up chairs at all three venues but you are welcome to bring a deck chair or a blanket and a picnic and spread out on the lawn in front of the stage. And you will want to have a warm jacket or blanket with you for the evening performances because it can get quite chilly by the second act.