Every June through September, Bard on the Beach professional Shakespeare Festival brings to life the magic of Shakespeare’s great plays. The Festival site is located on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, adjacent to the downtown core. Staged in two open-ended performance tents, the productions are set against a spectacular natural backdrop of mountains, sea and city skyline.
Bard on the Beach’s 2012 season will run May 31 to September 22. The opening production on the Festival’s BMO Mainstage will be the rollicking romantic comedy THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, staged by Meg Roe. Playing in repertory with The Taming of the Shrew will be the timeless study of lust for power and moral decay, MACBETH, directed by Miles Potter. On the Douglas Campbell Studio Stage, Bard will present the perennially popular THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, directed by Johnna Wright. Alternating with that boisterous tale of Sir John Falstaff’s romantic adventures is another of Shakespeare’s compelling history plays, KING JOHN, directed by Bard Associate Artistic Director Dean Paul Gibson..
As well as the plays, Bard on the Beach offers a vibrant Village adjacent to the performance tents, where patrons can gather for one full hour before performances begin. With concession services, picnic packages, insightful free talks and the Bard Boutique, there's always lots to do in the Village!
Updates on Bard on Beach’s upcoming Festival will be posted regularly at www.bardonthebeach.org.
Tickets are on sale through the website or by calling 604-739-0559.
Tickets for the 2012 season of Bard on the Beach will be on sale March 19. They can be ordered by phone at 604-739-0559 (1-877-739-0559 toll free) or online at www.bardonthebeach.org.