If you were delighted with Bard in the Valley’s previous summer productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 2010, As You Like It – 2011, Twelfth Night – 2012, The Comedy of Errors – 2013, Julius Caesar – 2014, Love’s Labour’s Lost – 2015 and Taming of the Shrew – 2016, you are in for another theatrical treat as BIV presents William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing from June 29 to July 30, 2017.
Much Ado About Nothing - Summer 2017 - 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.
Taming of the Shrew - Summer 2016 - The play opens as the student Lucentio arrives in Padua. He hears that the merchant Baptista has two daughters, but the younger, prettier daughter, Bianca, cannot be married before her strong-willed sister, Summer 2016. Katherina. On seeing Bianca Lucentio falls in love with her and changes identities
Love’s Labour’s Lost - Summer 2015 - King Ferdinand, King of Navarre, decides to have a three year period of study and contemplation at his court. To avoid distraction he imposes a ban on women, who will not be allowed within a mile of the court. One of the courtiers, Berowne, has reservations about
Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar Summer 2014 - This drama is one of the great tragedy themed plays by William Shakespeare. Julius Caesar is a highly ambitious political leader in Rome and his aim is to become dictator. Caesar is warned that he must "beware the Ides of March". The prophecy comes true
The Comedy of Errors - Summer 2013 - The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth (Shakespeare was father to one pair of twins). Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of
Twelfth Night - Twelfth Night Summer 2012 - Shakespeare once again conjures up a wonderful plot, where brother and sister – twins – are separated during a shipwreck. Viola, the girl twin, dresses as a boy and calls herself Cesario. She finds work in the court of Count Orsino where she falls in
As You Like It - As You Like It Summer 2011 - A classic comedy that features the young lovers Rosalind and Orlando, Touchstone the clown and a supporting cast of some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters. Don’t be surprised to find yourself echoing Jaques’ famous line proclaiming: “All the world’s a stage, and all
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - A Midsummer Night's Dream Summer 2010 - My! The woods outside Athens are a busy place on this magical night! Four runaway lovers find themselves smack bang in the middle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies, and, as if that wasn’t enough, a troupe of amateur