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School Touring Dates: October 6, 20, 27, and November 3 (NOTE, OCTOBER 6 IS THE FIRST TRAVELING PERFORMANCE DATE. OCTOBER 13 WAS PREVIOUSLY POSTED, BUT BARD TO GO WILL BE GONE TO THE BAHAMAS ON OCTOBER 13 TO PERFORM AT SHAKESPEARE IN PARADISE)
Schools Click Here for Materials and Booking Information

Bard to Go returns with an all-new production this fall. What happens when the Bard himself, William Shakespeare, is brought back to life and taken on a rollicking ride through his most famous plays?  Eight plays in 50 minutes—but will Will remember that he truly is the most famous English language playwright in the world?  Featuring scenes from Hamlet, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and The Merchant of Venice.

Bard to Go will be Touring Michigan secondary schools in October and November, but the production will also perform special free public performances. Bard to Go will perform a preview performance TBA. Additionally, Bard to Go will offer a final public performance on November 4 at Loosemore Auditorium at the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. This final performance is always a popular crowd-pleaser most appropriate for middle school ages or above.

Bard to Go is part of the educational outreach programs incorporated into the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival.  Last year's production Bard to Go: Macbeth, performed at eight regional schools to approximately 1,400 students.  Additionally, Bard to Go traveled to the to the Dominican Republic, performing for two schools for a few performances in the Caribbean nation. 

Over the past seasons, Bard to Go has been traveling all over the world to perform including to Madison, Wisconsin in 2015, 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 and Fall 2014 , 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.

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  maybekat@gvsu.edu.

School Performances October 6, 20, 27 and November 3.

 

Preview Performance
TBA

Campus Student Competition Awards Ceremony and Free Public Bard to Go Performance

November 4 at 1 p.m. 
Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Grand Rapids Campus  
The awards ceremony is followed by a Bard to Go performance  and a reception. 

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