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Bard to Go: Twelfth Night

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School Touring Dates: October 12, 19, 26, and November 2, 2018 --Update, Bard to Go is now fully booked for their fall tour. 
Schools Click Here for Materials and Booking Information

Bard to Go returns with an all-new production this fall. Bard to Go will present a 50-minute version of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for its 2018 schools tour. Featuring 6 actors playing multiple roles, this fast-paced, lively production will present students with one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. After surviving a shipwreck, young noblewoman Viola disguises herself as a boy and becomes a servant to Duke Orsino. Orsino tasks his new servant with carrying his love letters to the beautiful Countess Olivia. Hilarity ensues when Olivia falls in love with the servant, not realizing the object of her affections is really Viola in disguise.

Bard to Go will be Touring Michigan secondary schools in October and November, but the production will also perform special  public performances. Bard to Go will perform at the biannual Shakespeare Festival Conference: Pedagogy and Performance. Additionally, Bard to Go will offer a free final public performance on November 3 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: The Wonder of Will: This Is Your Afterlife! performed at eight regional schools to approximately 1,400 students.  Additionally, Bard to Go traveled to the to the Bahamas, performing as part of the Shakespeare in Paradise Festival.. 

Over the past seasons, Bard to Go has been traveling all over the world to perform including to the Dominican Republic in winter, 2017, 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

School Performances October 12, 18, 26. and November 2.

Free Public Bard to Go Performance

November 3 at 1 p.m. 
Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Grand Rapids Campus  

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