NEWS RELEASE

July 18, 2011, Langley BC: Bard in the Valley is presenting William Shakespeare‘s “AS YOU LIKE IT” at two outdoor venues in Langley in August. This is the troupes’ second season and Allan Thain is again directing the production. Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this exciting theatrical family event in a beautiful outdoor setting. Although the event is free donations will be welcome to help cover production costs. Show dates are August 11 to 14 and August 18 to 21 on the outdoor Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City and August 27 and 28 during the International Festival adjacent to the Langley Events Centre in the Township of Langley. The Production is made possible with the support of the City of Langley, The Rotary Club of Langley Central, Deloitte, The Langley Times, The Township of Langley, Tom Lee Music and CKWX News 1130.

Bard in the Valley Artistic Director Allan Thain said, “AS YOU LIKE IT” is one of Shakespeare’s classic comedies of mistaken identities and misguided love that features the young lovers Rosalind and Orlando, Touchstone the clown and a supporting cast of some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters. He added, “Together they stumble into an unfamiliar exotic world full of life’s joys, frustrations and the complications of love. It’s an utterly charming adventure and truly one of Shakespeare’s most ingenious comic inventions. Don’t be surprised to find yourself echoing Jaques’ famous line proclaiming: All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…”

He added, “Again this year, The Bard in the Valley Society is also dedicated to the concept of making these performances both affordable and available to wide audience, and to nurture and promote an enthusiasm for the works of Shakespeare and other playwrights. We believe in “One Goal – One Passion – Shakespeare For Everyone.”

Thain noted that the Bard in the Valley Company is still looking for individuals to join the stage crew and help back stage with props, set decoration, lighting and sound and moving the set. Call Allan Thain at 604-308-9584 if you want to get involved.

For more Information about The Bard in the Valley Company you can visit www.bardinthevalley.com.

Performance Details

Spirit Square Stage in Langley City’s Douglas Park
Thursday August 11 – 7pm
Friday August 12 – 7pm
Saturday August 13 – 7pm
Sunday August 14 – 1pm
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Thursday August 18 – 7pm
Friday August 19 – 7pm
Saturday August 20 – Arts Alive – 7pm
Sunday August 21 – 1pm
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The International Festival – Willoughby Community Park – Langley Events Centre
Saturday August 27 – 4:30pm
Sunday August 28 – 2pm


CONTACT:

Media Relations Director – Diane Gendron – 604-534-4242
Artistic Director – Allan Thain – 604-530-2463