Murder and Mystery on Stage this Halloween

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September 10, 2017, Langley BC: Two 1940s radio plays will be performed live on stage at the Langley Event Centre on Tuesday, October 24. This second annual Halloween event is, once again, created by Bard in the Valley and sponsored by The Township of Langley. These fun, suspense-filled plays are served up with a buffet dinner.

“The two plays will take people back to an era when families sat in their living rooms in front of their radios listening to tales being masterfully and magically sent to them over the air waves,” said Diane Gendron president of Bard in the Valley and producer of these plays. “One of the exciting things about our productions is that the sound effects are being made live onstage. Audiences get to watch as the foley artists (the people who created the sound effects for radio) create the sounds of gun shots, fog horns and dead bodies hitting the ground.”

The two plays are:

An episode of The Whistler: The Necklace Was Incidental. This was first produced for airing on the radio in 1948.

An episode of The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Dead Duck Caper. This was first produced for airing on the radio in 1947.

There’s dinner, suspense, music and lots of fun as the foley artists create their magic.

Audiences will recognize the actors in this fun production from their many performances on Langley stages: Ken Boyd, Raymond Hatton, Colin Rankin, Shannon Lee, Ahnika Barber, Shawn McGrory, Jim Garnett, Lauren Trotzuk and Diane Gendron.

Tickets are $42.50 and they are available on the Township of Langley’s website at tol.ca/events or call the Township at 604.533.6086. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Start the Halloween Season with a little murder, mystery, dinner and theatre.


Contact:
Diane Gendron dianegendroncooney@valis.ca

Much Ado About Nothing Opens in Fort Langley on June 29

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Jun e 14, 2017, Langley BC: Bard in the Valley (BIV) is presenting Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on three outdoor stages in Langley this summer, offering 16 performances between June 29 and July 30. This is Bard in the Valley’s eighth season and admission is still free at 11 of the 16 performances.

Much Ado About Nothing is produced by BIV president, Diane Gendron and directed by Dylan Coulter. Coulter has had lead roles with Bard in the Valley in two previous productions – Julius Caesar and Taming of the Shrew. He graduated from the Langley Fine Arts High School and has an education in film from the Vancouver Film School and a degree in theatre and English from the University of the Fraser Valley. Coulter has a background in stage combat and a passion for Shakespeare.

“The Bard knew what he was doing when he wrote Much Ado About Nothing. It’s a play filled with witty banter, a dastardly villain sneaking her way through the plot, a foolish constable, dramatic conflict, many laughs and not one, but two love stories,” comments Coulter. “This show was built to be a crowd-pleaser and we’ve had a blast piecing it together with music and dance.”

“A show like this really does require a unique take, and the company has been very excited to take on this challenge and develop our own artistic vision. The characters in the play are ready to fight each other just as soon as share a laugh, and it’s that tension, something Shakespeare really does best, that drew me to Much Ado About Nothing,” says Coulter. “Expect something special when you join us on a summer’s evening to listen to some Shakespeare wafting on the breeze. Come by, be ready to play and slip into our fantastical world.”

“Bard in the Valley’s version of Much Ado About Nothing makes subtle references to Canada’s 150th anniversary by way of little surprises for the audiences to discover in the music choices and on the set,” comments Gendron.

BIV is delighted to highlight the musical direction of Lauren Trotzuk, once again,” adds Gendron. “This production is underscored by live music played by the multi-talented members of the cast.”

Bard in the Valley is able to continue to offer this exciting, summer theatre admission-free thanks to generous community support. In addition, we have a terrific group of 60 talented actors, creative artists and dedicated people on the crew and production team who volunteer their time and energy for the season,” says Gendron.

Chairs will be set up at all venues, and there is a concession but audience members are welcome to come early, bring a blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic and spread out on the lawn in front of the stage. Donations are welcome to help cover production costs.

Summer 2017 Performance Dates:
On the lawn in front of Fort Langley’s historic community hall. Admission Free


June 29 & 30 and July 1 (as part of the Canada Day Celebrations) – performances begin at 7 p.m.

At the Township 7 Winery – Tickets $20 call 604-532-1766 or email wine@township7.com
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.

On the Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City. Admission Free
July 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 – The Sunday performances are matinees and begin at 2 p.m.
Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.

The production is made possible with the generous support of the City of Langley, The Township of Langley, The Rotary Club of Langley, Deloitte, The Langley Times, Township 7 Winery, 24/7 Security, Tourism Langley, Waterstone Law Group, Jim See Trucking and MediaLink Graphic Design.

For more Information about The Bard in the Valley Theatre Company please visit www.bardinthevalley.com.

See below for the summary and cast list. The cast members’ hometowns are noted in case newspapers outside of Langley want to feature their local talent. Please contact Diane Gendron for contact information for the cast.

Summary
As Don Pedro’s ragtag army returns victorious from battle, 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 Governor’s daughter Hero. Meanwhile the townsfolk and the soldiers observe an almost-love story between Beatrice and Benedick, and conspire to bring these two together as well. But Don Pedro’s villainous sister has hatched a plot to ruin Claudio and Hero’s wedding, and only a foolish constable and her bumbling assistants stand in the way of a tragedy befalling the characters in this comic tale.

CAST
Actor – Character – Hometown
Deanne Ratzlaff – Beatrice – Abbotsford
Kailea de Leon – Hero – Langley
Tarrah Tanaka – Conrade – Cloverdale
Charity Principe – Leonata – Burnaby
Emily MacKinnon – Ursula/First Watchman – Langley
Jessica Milliken – Margaret/Second Watchman – Mission
Misha Kobiliansky – Don Pedro – Burnaby
Brady Moore – Benedick – Chilliwack
Mantaj Bains – Claudio – North Delta
Madison McArthur – Dame Jane – Abbotsford
Adam Piercy – Borachio – Maple Ridge
Dayna Coulter – Dogberry/Soldier – Langley
Ahnika Barber – Verges/Soldier – Langley
Kerry Van Sickle – Friar Francis – White Rock

Director – Dylan Coulter – Langley
Stage Manager – Cassidy Hryckiw – Langley
Musical Director – Lauren Trotzuk – Langley
Choreographer – Damon Jang – Burnaby


CONTACT:

Producer – Diane Gendron – 604.534.4242

The Taming of the Shrew Opens in Fort Langley on June 29

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June 9, 2016, Langley, BC: Bard in the Valley (BIV) is presenting Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew on three outdoor stages in Langley this summer, offering 16 performances between June 29 and July 31. This is Bard in the Valley’s seventh season and admission is still free at 11 of the 16 performances.

The Taming of the Shrew is produced by BIV president, Diane Gendron and directed by Darcy J. Knopp. Knopp has been involved with Bard in the Valley since its inception in 2010, both as a lead actor and a director – directing Julius Caesar in 2013 and Comedy of Errors in 2014. Knopp is an H.D. Stafford Alumni who acquired the majority of his theatre training from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). In BIV’s 2015 production of Love’s Labour’s Lost Knopp played Berowne, one of the lead roles.

“Love is complicated and dating sucks. Even the most agreeable personalities in our society struggle to track down “the one,” comments Knopp. “For those of us not blessed with an abundance of patience or a calm temperament, the quest for a ‘better half’ is like a bad day on the golf course. The harder you try; the worse you score and it won’t be long until someone pitches their putter into the water hazard. Of course, that doesn’t stop the rest of us from enjoying the misery and frustrations of others.”

“The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s comedies that I have been waiting to bring to life,” says Knopp. “The collection of characters in this show are as rich and as hilarious as the Bard has put together in any one of his plays. I’m fascinated by the clash of egos and the lengths that the characters go to gain the upper-hand in their relationships.”

“It’s like a relationship demolition derby. It’s friction! It’s sparks! It’s entertainment,” adds Knopp.

“This year, we are joining groups from all around the world in celebrating the legacy of William Shakespeare who passed away 400 years ago,” comments Gendron. “Bard in the Valley’s version of The Taming of the Shrew, while set in a modern day golf and country club, is true to the language and relationships that are Shakespearean to the core.”

“BIV is delighted to highlight the work of two, young, artists in this show,” adds Gendron. “The play features original, high-energy dances by choreographer Tanya Schwaerzle and the delightful musical direction of Lauren Trotzuk.”

Bard in the Valley is able to continue to offer this exciting, summer theatre admission-free thanks to generous community support. In addition, we have a terrific group of 60 talented actors, creative artists and dedicated people on the crew and production team who volunteer their time and energy for the season,” says Gendron.

The audience is invited to come early and bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic. Chairs will also be available at all venues, as will snacks. Donations will be welcome to help cover production costs.

Summer 2016 Performance Dates:
On the lawn in front of Fort Langley’s historic community hall. Admission Free
June 29 & 30 and July 1 (as part of the Canada Day Celebrations) – performances begin at 7 p.m.

At the Township 7 Winery – Tickets $20 call 604-532-1766 or email wine@township7.com
July 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16 – The Sunday performance is a matinee and begins at 2 p.m. 
Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.

On the Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City. Admission Free

July 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31 – The Sunday performances are matinees and begin at 2 p.m.
Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.

The production is made possible with the generous support of the City of Langley, The Township of Langley, The Rotary Club of Langley, The Langley Times, Tourism Langley, Coast Capital Savings, Waterstone Law Group, 24/7 Security, Township 7 Winery, Deloitte, MediaLink Graphic Design and Jim See Trucking.

For more Information about The Bard in the Valley Theatre Company please visit www.bardinthevalley.com.

See below for the summary and cast list. The cast members’ hometowns are noted in case newspapers outside of Langley want to feature their local talent. Please contact Diane Gendron for contact information for the cast.

Summary
This well-known play highlights the hilarious pursuit of love by a cast of memorable characters. One sister, Bianca, is sweet. The other, Kate, is a devil with a sharp-tongue who is known the town over for her venomous disposition. There are no suitors brave enough to take a chance on winning her love. There is, however, a collection of suitors, including an ancient rich guy, a love-struck romantic, a determined underdog, and a mad-cap ruffian, all vying for that elusive happily ever after with the sweet sister, Bianca. Their mother, Baptista Minola, has decreed that Bianca will remain a bachelorette until her elder sister Kate has been married off. Bianca’s suitors make no progress in their pursuit until a peculiar man arrives on the scene. Petruchio is on the prowl for a bride. The suitors for Bianca, employ Petruchio to woo Kate, thus freeing them to compete for Bianca. The suitors turn schemers as they try to out-vie each other to capture the prize of the younger Minola sister, and Petruchio schemes to break Kate of her shrewish temperament.

CAST
Actor – Character – Hometown
Mandy Dyck – Kate – Chilliwack
Pauline Dynowski – Biondello – Chilliwack
Sheri Eyre – Baptista – Abbotsford (Teaches at Brookswood in Langley)
Madison McArthur – Tranio – Abbotsford (Teaches at Stafford in Langley &
 attended Langley Fine Arts School)
Aaron Holt – Petruchio – North Delta
Dylan Coulter – Lucentio – Langley
Dayna Thomas – Grumio – Langley
Sarah Cavalli – Chloe/The Pedant – Langley
Lauren Trotzuk – Bianca – Langley
Nikola Trotzuk – Hortensio – Langley
Kailea De Leon – Model/Nathalie/The Tailor – Langley
Misha Kobiliansky – Philip/Haberdasher/Vincentio – Burnaby
Jeff Hacker – Gremio – Langley

Director, Darcy J. Knopp is from Chilliwack
Musical Director, Lauren Trotzuk is from Langley
Choreographer, Tanya Schwaerzle is from Agassiz


CONTACT:
Producer – Diane Gendron – 604.534.4242

Shakespearean Comedy Opens in Fort Langley on July 1

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June 14, 2015, Langley, BC: Bard in the Valley (BIV) is presenting Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost on three outdoor stages in Langley this summer, offering 16 performances between July 1 and August 2. This is Bard in the Valley’s sixth season. Love’s Labour’s Lost is produced by BIV president, Diane Gendron and directed by Mandy Dyck. Dyck, who had major roles both on and off stage in the last two BIV productions, has her bachelor’s degree in theatre from the University of the Fraser Valley and is currently teaching in the Surrey school district.

Admission is free to all three performances in Fort Langley on the lawn in front of the historic community hall, and to all eight performances on the Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in downtown Langley.

“Bard in the Valley is able to continue to offer this exciting, summer theatre admission-free thanks to generous community support. In addition, we have a terrific group of 60 talented actors, creative artists and dedicated people on the crew and production team who volunteer their time and energy for the season,” says Gendron.

“This is our way of giving something back to the community.”

“BIV is delighted to highlight the work of two young, artists in this show,” adds Gendron. “The play features original, high-energy dances by choreographer and dance instructor, Kyra Esau, and two original songs by multi-talented Bard in the Valley cast member and musical director, Lauren Trotzuk.”

Director Dyck says: “Love’s Labour’s Lost has intrigued me since the first time I read the script. Shakespeare was writing beyond his time and this play is certainly relevant our modern-day audience. With the women being in control, I could not help but want to direct it! Take one part men being silly, one part women being ruthless, and one part complete ridiculousness and you get Love’s Labour’s Lost – a tale of love, courtship, loss and all the games that come with it.”

“Audience’s will find our production to be high-energy and fast-paced and fun,” says Dyck.

The audience is invited to come early and bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic. Chairs will also be available at all venues, as will snacks. Donations will be welcome to help cover production costs.

Tickets to attend the performances at the Township 7 Winery are $20 and can be reserved at http://club7.township7.com/store.

Performance Dates:

On the lawn in front of Fort Langley’s historic community hall. Admission Free
July 1 – at 3 p.m. during Fort Langley’s Canada Day Celebrations.
July 2 & 3 – at 7 p.m.

At the Township 7 Winery – Tickets $20 https://club7.township7.com/store
July 10, 11 & 12
July 17 & 18

The Sunday performance is a matinee and begins at 2 p.m. 
Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.
On the Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City. Admission Free
July 23, 24, 25 & 26
July 30, 31 & August 1 & 2
The Sunday performances are matinees and begin at 2 p.m. 
Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.

The production is made possible with the generous support of the City of Langley, The Township of Langley, The Rotary Club of Langley, The Langley Times, 93.7 JRfm, Tourism Langley, Coast Capital Savings, Waterstone Law Group, 24/7 Security, Township 7 Winery, Deloitte, MediaLink Graphic Design, Jim See Trucking and Benjamin Moore – the Langley Decorating Centre.

For more Information about The Bard in the Valley Theatre Company please visit www.bardinthevalley.com.

See below for the summary and cast list. The cast members’ home town is noted in case the newspapers outside of Langley want to feature their local talent. Please contact Diane Gendron for contact information for the cast.

Summary
The play begins with an oath taken by the King of Navarre and his three companions. The men dedicate three years of their lives to studying at the academy with no distractions, not even women. The King, however, has forgotten that the Princess of France, whose father is seriously ill, is on her way to discuss the business of Aquitaine. When the Princess arrives, with her three ladies, each man falls in love with one of the women. The men pursue their love in secret of one another – for fear of the oath and the mockery that may come with being found out. Due to mixed-up letters and pledges being overheard, their secrets come to light and each man is found out. Throwing the oath aside the men decide to display their love for all to see. The women take their attempts to woo as foolery and tell the men that, if they are serious, they must spend a year away in seclusion to prove their love, while the women mourn the death of the Princess’s father. The men agree and they part ways in the end.

CAST
Jeff Hacker (Langley) – King Ferdinand
Darcy Knopp (Chilliwack) – Berowne
Russell Blower (Maple Ridge) – Longaville
Reilly Ellis (Abbotsford) – Dumain
Patrick McMath (Abbotsford) – Boyet
Dakota Vegh (Langley) – Sir Nathaniel
Luke Stevens (Chilliwack) – Don Adriano de Armado
Shawn McGrory (Langley) – Anthony Dull & Marcadé
Annastasia Unger (Langley) – Costard
Lauren Trotzuk (Langley) – Moth
Dayna Thomas (Langley) – Princess
Madison McArthur (Abbotsford) – Rosaline
Ashlyn Tegg (Chilliwack) – Katharine
Kailea De Leon (Langley) – Maria
Karliana DeWolff (Langley) – Jaquenetta
Ashley Sutton (Maple Ridge) – Holofernes

Director, Mandy Dyck is from Chilliwack
Musical Director, Lauren Trotzuk is from Langley
Choreographer, Kyra Esau is from Abbotsford


CONTACT:

Producer – Diane Gendron – 604.534.4242

Bard In The Valley Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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June 13, 2014, Langley BC: This summer, Bard in the Valley is celebrating its fifth season by staging one of Shakespeare’s great tragedies. Julius Caesar opens on Canada Day in Fort Langley and closes on August 3 on the Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park.

Produced by Diane Gendron and directed by Darcy J. Knopp, the same duo who staged last year’s successful production of The Comedy of Errors, this production takes a gritty look at honour, patriotism, friendship and an empire on the road to ruin.

“Julius Caesar will roar to life on three outdoor stages in Langley. The play, written by William Shakespeare more than 400 years ago, is about a political event that took place 1600 years before that, and yet everything about it is still relevant around the world today. A regime is toppled, a realm thrown into chaos and life for the people does not improve. Sounds all too familiar,“ commented producer, Diane Gendron. “Our production is edgy, action-packed and filled with intrigue and betrayal.”

Director, Darcy J. Knopp said, “The once proud Coliseum is now a collection of broken arches and missing stones. Waves of fear and anger from Rome’s desperate citizens have cost its empire dearly and darker days are on the horizon. Bard in the Valley’s Julius Caesar is a historical tragedy told in the fashion of a modern graphic novel.”

Audiences will recognize some of the most famous lines in the English language: “Et, tu, Brute?” “it was Greek to me” “Beware the ides of March” and “Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears.”

The audience is invited to come early and bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic. Theatre snacks will be sold onsite.

Performance dates:
Tuesday, July 1, at 3 p.m. on the lawn in front of Fort Langley’s historic community hall during the Canada Day Celebrations. Admission is free.

July 11, 12, 18 & 19 & 20 at the Township 7 Winery in Langley. Tickets are $20. Reserve at http://club7.township7.com/store Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.

July 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 and August 1, 2 & 3, on the outdoor Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City. Admission is free. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

“Bard in the Valley is able to continue to bring this exciting summer theatre to Langley because of the wonderful support from the community and the 60 talented and dedicated cast, crew and production team who volunteer their time and energy for the season, because we want to give something worthwhile back to the community,” said producer, Diane Gendron.

The production is made possible with the support of the City of Langley, The Township of Langley, The Rotary Club of Langley, The Langley Times, 93.7 JRfm, Tourism Langley, Coast Capital Savings, Waterstone Law Group, 24/7 Security, Township 7 Winery, Deloitte, MediaLink Graphic Design, Jim See Trucking, Staples and Benjamin Moore – the Langley Decorating Centre.

For more Information about The Bard in the Valley Theatre Company please visit www.bardinthevalley.com.

Admission is free to nine of the fourteen shows. Donations will be welcome to help cover production costs. Tickets to attend the performances at the Township 7 Winery are $20 and can be reserved at http://club7.township7.com/store.

See below for the summary and cast list. The cast members’ home town is noted in case the newspapers outside of Langley want to feature their local talent. Please contact Diane Gendron for contact information for the cast.

Summary

Caesar returns to Rome after victory over Pompey the Great, but not all Rome is willing to heap honours on the Great General. Caesar is assassinated by a group of conspirators and the republic is plunged into civil war.

CAST

Republic
Dayna Thomas – Portia (Langley)
Dylan Coulter – Brutus (Langley)
Elyse Maloway – Cassius (Cloverdale)
Josh Tompke – Trebonius (Chilliwack)
Kailea De Leon – Cimber (Langley)
Katherine Skittrell – Lucia (Chilliwack)
Luke Stevens – Casca (Chilliwack)
Mandy Dyck – Decius (Chilliwack)
Tarrah Tanaka – Cinna (Langley)

Empire
Joseph Balint – Julius Caesar (Vancouver)
Kirstin Stewart – Calpurnia (Langley)
Lauren Trotzuk – Agrippa (Langley)
Lionel Rust – Lepidus (Surrey)
Madison McArthur – Mark Antony (Abbotsford)
Michael Sousa – Octavius (Langley)

Citizens
Lauren Trotzuk – Cobbler
Michael Sousa – Soothsayer
Shawn McGrory – Cinna the Poet (Langley)
Dayna Thomas – Citizen #1
Kirstin Stewart – Citizen #2
Katherine Skittrell – Citizen #3
Kailea De Leon – Citizen #4
Josh Tompke – Citizen #5
Lionel Rust – Citizen #6


CONTACT:
Producer – Diane Gendron – 604-534-4242

Bard In The Valley Takes The Stage In August For The Fourth Year With The Comedy Of Errors

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July 25, 2013, Langley BC: Bard in the Valley is returning to two outdoor venues in Langley in August presenting William Shakespeare‘s The Comedy of Errors. This is the troupes’ fourth season and this year’s production, directed by Darcy J. Knopp, is filled with a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities leading to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, arrest, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

“We are delighted, once again, to offer a Shakespearean play that is fast-paced and filled with fun. Admission is even less than it was in Shakespearean times – it’s free – thanks to the support from our generous sponsors,” said Diane Gendron, producer of The Comedy of Errors. “It’s a fun outdoor theatre experience for the whole family and a perfect introduction for children to live theatre, and to Shakespeare. It has been my great pleasure to work with the team of talented, dedicated people who have created this production – all of us are volunteers and we are involved because we want to give something worthwhile back to the community.”

The audience is invited to bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic or to pick up a hot dog or hamburger at the Elk’s Concession that will be onsite in Douglas Park.

Admission to the event is free but donations will be welcome to help cover production costs.

“Everyone has a favourite,” commented director Darcy J. Knopp. “The Comedy of Errors is mine. It’s a romp through the bewitching City of Ephesus. Sure, it’s ridiculous and trots the border of preposterous, but think of the best adventure you have ever had; would you describe it any other way? It’s snappy, slappy, and guaranteed to make you happy you spent a beautiful summer evening at the outdoor theatre.”

Show dates are August 8 to 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 11 at 2 p.m. and August 15 to 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 18 at 2 p.m. on the outdoor Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City. The set is then moved to Willoughby Park adjacent to the Langley Events Centre in the Township of Langley for two performances at the International Festival: Saturday, August 24 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 25 at 1 p.m.

The production is made possible with the support of the City of Langley, The Township of Langley, The Rotary Club of Langley, The Langley Times, 93.7 JRfm, Tourism Langley, Coast Capital Savings, Waterstone Law Group, 24/7 Security, Township 7 Winery, Deloitte, MediaLink Graphic Design, Jimmy See Trucking, Staples and Benjamin Moore – the Langley Decorating Centre.

For more Information about The Bard in the Valley Theatre Company please visit www.bardinthevalley.com.

See below for the synopsis and performance dates and times. Cast members are also listed and where they live is noted in case the newspapers outside of Langley want to feature their local talent. Please contact Diane Gendron for contact information for the cast.

Synopsis

Bard in the Valley’s version of The Comedy of Errors is set in a modern-day Mediterranean casino. It tells the story of a poor, elderly merchant who is arrested when he arrives in an inhospitable foreign land while searching for his wife and twin sons and their twin male servants who were lost at sea many years ago. Add into the mix a shrewish wife, a sweet sister and a conjuror, and a hilarious entanglement ensues. A series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, arrest, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness and demonic possession.

Performance Details
Spirit Square Stage in Langley City’s Douglas Park
Thursday August 8 – 7pm
Friday August 9 – 7pm
Saturday August 10 – 7pm
Sunday August 11 – 2pm
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Thursday August 15 – 7pm
Friday August 16 – 7pm
Saturday August 17 – Arts Alive – 7pm
Sunday August 18 – 2pm
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Willoughby Community Park – Langley Events Centre – The Township of Langley
The International Festival
Saturday August 24 – 6pm
Sunday August 25 – 1pm

CAST

Antipholus of Syracuse: JD Dueckman, Abbotsford

Antipholus of Ephesus: Tim Howe, Chilliwack

Dromio of Syracuse: Lionel Rust, New Westminster

Dromio of Ephesus: Luke Stevens, Chilliwack

Adriana: Mandy Dyck, Chilliwack

Luciana: Elyse Maloway, Cloverdale

Angela the Jeweler: Sarah Cavalli, Langley

Duchess Solinus: Heather Harris, Surrey

Aegeon / Pinch: Robert Virtue, Langley

Courtesan/1st Merchant: Samantha Gunson, Langley

Officer / Jailer: Shawn McGrory, Langley

Amelia / Luce: Kate Bergen, Langley

Balthazar: Michael Sousa, Langley

2nd Merchant: Lauren Trotzuk, Langley


CONTACT:
Producer – Diane Gendron – 604-534-4242