Bard to Go: Witty Fools and Foolish Wits
School's Touring Dates
Bard to Go returns with an all-new production this fall.
|Bard to Go: All's Fair . . . in 2012|
This 45-minute traveling production will come to your school and perform for you! Bard to Go: Witty Fools and Foolish Wits
Through the eyes of the Bards’ fool characters, audiences journey through scenes from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and King Lear. Shakespeare’s fools and clowns are more than just comedians; they often turn out to be the wisest of his characters, speaking the truth with wit and humor. Bard to Go: Foolish Wits and Witty Fools gives audiences a lively, fun-loving look at Shakespeare from a modern perspective.
Bard to Go will be Touring Michigan secondary schools in October, but the production will also perform special free public performances. Bard to Go will perform a preview performance on the Allendale Campus at the Mary Idema Pew Library. Additionally, Bard to Go will offer a final public performance on November 7.
Bard to Go is part of the educational outreach programs incorporated into the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival. Last year’s production Bard to Go: Lights, Camera, Action, performed at six regional schools to approximately 1,400 students. Additionally, Bard to Go traveled to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia where they performed for a school and public audience. over spring break, they travelled to In all, they performed for a total audience of about 500.
Over the past seasons, Bard to Go has been traveling all over the world to perform including to Rapallo, Italy and Prague, Czech Republic where they participated at Shakespeare Prague during Spring Break in 2014. the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia in 2013, the Bahamas to the Shakespeare in Paradise festival in Nassau in 2012, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2010, to Italy in 2009, to China in 2008, and to Jamaica in 2006. Come see the production that has been traveling the world.
Besides the regional tour to area schools in October and November, there will also be a free public preview performance on October 9, and a free public performance of Bard to Go to complete this year’s festival events on November 7. This final performance is always a popular crowd-pleaser most appropriate for middle school ages or above.
This season, Bard to Go will be performing for area secondary schools, in October and November. Schools interested in booking Bard to Go should visit our Schools page for more information and contact Katherine Mayberry, Bard to Go producer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Performances October 16, 23, 30 and November 6.
|Bard to Go: All's Fair . . . performs at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia|
Bard to Go Lovestruck 2011 performing for a school audience in the Bahamas
|Bard to Go: Sweet Revenge 2010|
Bard to Go: Lovestruck 2009
in Italy for the Sapperlot Festival
Mary Idema Pew Library and Learning Center
Student Competition Awards Ceremony and
Free Public Bard to Go Performance
November 7, 2014
1 PM Loosemore Auditorium
Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Download the Poster (coming soon)
For more information about Bard to Go in China, visit their China page here.
Click Here to View the Bard to Go Cast (Coming Soon)
Bard to Go 2007 Photo Gallery
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