Directed by Dean Paul Gibson • June 8 – September 22 • BMO Mainstage

A husband’s fierce jealousy is the trigger for a magical and moving tale, set in Sicily and Bohemia, which begins with a cruel punishment and ends with a miracle. King Leontes believes his wife, Queen Hermione, has been unfaithful to him with his best friend, so he puts her in prison and orders that their newborn baby be abandoned in the wilderness. Sixteen years later, across the sea, two young people fall in love and their union becomes the catalyst for reunion, redemption and a family’s healing.

The Winter’s Tale is approximately 2hrs 45mins including intermission.

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2017 The Winter's Tale | June 8 – Sept 22

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Critics & Patrons Say

The Winter’s Tale is a dramatic story with a comedic, happy ending and is perfect for a warm summer night!

Sylvia Pritchard, My VanCity

From the stage set-up to the excellent direction and production, this Winter’s Tale is perfectly enjoyed with a cold beer or glass of wine on a sunny summer’s evening.

Kalia Attal, Vancouver Weekly

We always enjoy going to at least one Shakespeare play at Bard on the Beach each summer and last night didn’t disappoint. The Winter’s Tale was a smartly crafted production with skillful costuming and impressive GrecoRoman sets.

Bard Patron

The stage, open to the beautiful outdoors, is one-of-a-kind and provided a perfect setting for the play. The production itself was first rate, great costumes and sets – and of course the bear!

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The Story

Polixenes, King of Bohemia, has spent the past nine months visiting his childhood friend, Leontes, King of Sicilia. Eager to return home, he says no to an invitation from Leontes to stay longer, but is persuaded by Hermione, Leontes’ wife, to change his mind.

Leontes grows suspicious of their relationship and believes his wife and old friend are having an affair. Overcome with jealousy, he orders Camillo, a trusted friend, to poison Polixenes. Camillo says she will but instead, convinced that Hermione is innocent, she warns Polixenes about Leontes’ intentions. Camillo and Polixenes flee to Bohemia, which further fuels Leontes’ mistrust.

Hermione, who is pregnant, is arrested and imprisoned. Leontes ignores the counsel of his lords and seeks direction from the Oracle of Delphi regarding Hermione’s fate. While in prison, Hermione gives birth to a daughter. Lord Antigonus’ wife, Paulina, presents the baby to Leontes. She hopes the sight of his new child will soften his heart, but the king rejects the infant. He orders Antigonus to take the baby to a far-off land and leave her there to die.

As Hermione is put on trial, Leontes receives the Oracle’s judgment: Hermione is innocent and furthermore, the king will have no heir until his banished daughter is found. Leontes nonetheless orders the trial to proceed, only to learn that his son, Prince Mamillius, has died. Hermione faints and is carried out of the court. Paulina later brings word that the queen is dead. Filled with remorse, Leontes vows to dedicate himself to a life of mourning.

Meanwhile, Antigonus travels to the Bohemian coast, where he abandons the baby, Perdita, along with gold tokens and documents that detail her royal heritage. On his way back to Sicilia, Antigonus is killed by a bear. The Old Shepherd and his son discover the baby and decide to raise her as their own.

Sixteen years later…In Bohemia, Prince Florizel, Polixenes’ son, and Perdita, the Old Shepherd’s daughter, have fallen in love. Polixenes and Camillo attend a local sheep shearing festival in disguise and discover the young lovers are betrothed. Appalled, the king reveals his identity and bans his son from ever again seeing the humble shepherdess. He then reprimands the Old Shepherd for encouraging the relationship.

Camillo persuades Florizel and Perdita to sail away with her to Sicilia, and they escape with the aid of a local pickpocket, Autolycus. Polixenes follows in pursuit. When the Old Shepherd explains that he wants to set things right with Polixenes, Autolycus helps him and his son make their way to Sicilia as well.

In Sicilia, Leontes is anxious to make amends for the past and he warmly welcomes Camillo, Perdita and Florizel. Truths are uncovered when the other travellers from Bohemia arrive, and all that was lost is once again found.

The Winter’s Tale – le synopsis

Le Roi Polixenes vient de passer les neuf derniers mois en Sicile chez son grand ami d’enfance le Roi Leontes. Ce dernier lui propose de prolonger son séjour. Pressé de retrouver son royaume en Bohème, Polixenes refuse l’offre, mais Hermione, l’épouse de Leontes, finit par le persuader de rester.

Leontes commence alors à s’interroger sur la relation douteuse entre sa femme et Polixenes, et les soupçonne d’avoir une liaison amoureuse, allant même jusqu’à conclure que Hermione porte l’enfant du Roi Bohémien. Hors de lui, Leontes ordonne à son proche, Camillo, d’empoisonner Polixenes. Camillo accepte, mais, convaincu de l’innocence de la reine, choisit de prévenir Polixenes de ce complot. Dès lors les cibles de Leontes, Camilo et Polixenes prennent fuite vers la Bohème.

Sous l’ordre de son mari, Hermione est arrêtée et emprisonnée. Leontes passe outre l’avis de ses conseillers, et se tourne auprès de l’Oracle de Delphes afin de décider du sort d’Hermione. Entre temps, cette dernière, toujours en prison, donne naissance à une fille, Perdita. Paulina, la femme du Seigneur Antigonus présente le poupon à Leontes en espérant apaiser la hargne du roi, mais il rejette l’enfant et ordonne qu’il soit abandonné dans quelque lieu lointain.

Alors que commence le procès de la reine, Leontes reçoit le verdict de l’Oracle: Hermione est innocente. Le trône n’aura donc pas d’héritier tant que la jeune Perdita ne soit retrouvée. En apprenant la mort soudaine de leur fils, le prince Mamilius, Hermione meurt de chagrin, et se fait escorter hors des lieux. Le roi apprend des deux décès. Épris de peine et remords, il se voue à une vie de deuil et de pénitence.

Pendant ce temps, Antigonus se rend sur la côte Bohémienne pour y abandonner la petite Perdita, laissant avec elle quelques pièces d’or ainsi que des documents prouvant son identité royale. Sur le chemin du retour, Antigonus est tué par un ours. Le vieux berger et son fils découvrent par hasard le nouveau-né, et croyant avoir affaire à une bénédiction, décident tous deux de l’élever.

Seize ans plus tard, en Bohème, le Prince Florizel, fils de Polixenes, est amoureux de Perdita qui est maintenant une belle jeune fille. Polixenes et Camillo se présentent déguisés à un Festival de tonte de moutons, et découvrent que les deux tourtereaux sont fiancés. Outré, Polixenes se révèle, et interdit à son fils de revoir sa bien-aimée, tout en réprimandant le vieux Berger pour avoir encouragé cette union.

Camillo persuade Florizel et Perdita de lever les voiles vers la Sicile, et les trois s’échappent avec l’aide d’Autolycus, un voleur à la tire farfelu. Lorsque le vieux berger et son fils expliquent à ce dernier qu’ils veulent se réconcilier avec Polixenes, Autolycus promet aussi de les aider à joindre le Roi.

De retour en Sicile, Leontes s’empresse d’accueillir Camillo, Perdita et Florizel. C’est alors que débarquent les autres voyageurs, et après quelques révélations miraculeuses, tout ce qui était perdu est finalement retrouvé.

El Cuento de Invierno – La Trama

Políxenes, Rey de Bohemia, ha pasado los últimos nueve meses visitando a Leontes, Rey de Sicilia; son amigos desde la niñez. Con ganas de regresar a casa, rehúsa la invitación de Leontes para extender su visita pero Hermiona, la esposa de Leontes, lo convence a quedarse.

Leontes desconfía de su relación y cree que su esposa y su viejo amigo son amantes. Agobiado por los celos, ordena a Camila, una amiga de confianza, que envenene a Políxenes. Camila dice que lo hará pero, convencida de la inocencia de Hermiona, advierte a Políxenes de las intenciones de Leontes. Camila y Políxenes se escapan a Bohemia, lo que hace desconfiar aun más a Leontes.

Hermiona, que está embarazada, es arrestada y encarcelada. Leontes hace caso omiso del consejo de sus nobles y busca obtener la orientación del oráculo de Delfos con respecto a la suerte de Hermiona. En la cárcel, Hermiona da a luz a una hija. La esposa del noble Antígono, Paulina, presenta el bebé a Leontes, esperando que se enternezca al ver a su niña, pero el rey rechaza a la infante. Ordena a Antígono a llevarse a la bebé a una comarca lejana y dejarla allí a morir.

Mientras que Hermiona es sometida a juicio, Leontes recibe la respuesta del oráculo: Hermiona es inocente y aun peor el rey no tendrá herederos hasta que su hija desterrada sea encontrada. No obstante, Leontes ordena que el juicio proceda, sólo para enterarse de que su hijo, el Príncipe Mamilio, ha fallecido. Hermiona se desmaya y se la llevan de la sala del tribunal. Paulina trae más tarde la noticia de que la reina ha fallecido. Lleno de remordimiento, Leontes jura que llevará el luto por el resto de su vida.

Mientras, Antígono viaja a la costa de Bohemia, donde abandona a Perdita, la bebé, con fichas de oro y documentos que comprueban su herencia real. En su camino de vuelta a Sicilia, un oso mata a Antígono. El Viejo Pastor y su hijo descubren a la bebé y deciden criarla como si fuera su propia hija.

Pasan dieciséis años… En Bohemia, el Príncipe Florisel, hijo de Políxenes, y Perdita, la hija del Viejo Pastor, se han enamorado. Políxenes y Camila asisten encubiertamente a un festival local de esquila de ovejas y descubren que los jóvenes enamorados están comprometidos. Horrorizado, el rey revela su identidad y prohíbe a su hijo ver a la humilde pastora nunca jamás. Entonces amonesta al Viejo Pastor por haber apoyado la relación.

Camila persuade a Florisel y Perdita a embarcarse con ella a Sicilia, y se escapan con la ayuda de Autólico, un carterista local. Políxenes los persigue. Cuando el Viejo Pastor explica que quiere remediar la situación con Políxenes, Autólico le ayuda para que él y su hijo puedan también viajar a Sicilia.

En Sicilia, Leontes está ansioso por reparar lo que ha pasado y da una cálida acogida a Camila, Perdita y Florisel. Se desvelan las verdades cuando llegan de Bohemia los otros viajeros y se descubre una vez más todo lo que se había perdido.

Il racconto d’inverno – La trama

Polissene, re di Boemia, ha passato gli ultimi nove mesi in visita dall’amico d’infanzia, Leonte, re di Sicilia. Ansioso di tornare a casa, declina l’invito di Leonte a fermarsi più a lungo, ma viene convinto da Ermione, moglie di Leonte, e cambia idea.

Leonte si insospettisce sulla loro relazione e crede che sua moglie e il suo vecchio amico abbiano un rapporto amoroso. Sopraffatto dalla gelosia, ordina a Camillo, un amico fidato, di avvelenare Polissene. Camillo dice che lo farà ma invece, convinto che Ermione sia innocente, avverte Polissene delle intenzioni di Leonte. Camillo e Polissene fuggono in Boemia, il che alimenta ulteriormente i sospetti di Leonte.

Ermione che è incinta, viene arrestata e messa in prigione. Leonte ignora i consigli dei suoi cortigiani e chiede consiglio all’oracolo di Delfi sul fato di Ermione. In prigione, Ermione dà alla luce ad una bambina. La moglie di Lord Antigono, Paolina, presenta la neonata a Leonte nella speranza che la vista della figlioletta ammorbidisca il cuore del sovrano, ma lui respinge la bambina e ordina ad Antigono di portare la neonata lontano e di lasciarla morire.

Durante il processo a Ermione, Leonte riceve la risposta dell’oracolo: Ermione è innocente e inoltre il re non avrà alcun erede fino a quando la figlia esiliata non viene ritrovata. Nonostante questo, Leonte ordina che il processo sia continuato e viene avvertito che suo figlio, il principe Mamilio, è morto. Ermione sviene e viene condotta fuori dal tribunale. Più tardi Paolina avverte che la regina è morta. Pieno di rimorsi, Leonte giura di dedicarsi ad una vita di lutto.

Nel frattempo, Antigono si reca sulle coste della Boemia dove abbandona la neonata, Perdita, con monete d’oro e documenti che ne indicano le nobili origini. Di ritorno in Sicilia, Antigono viene ucciso da un orso. Il Vecchio Pastore e il figlio scoprono la neonata e decidono di crescerla come propria.

Sedici anni dopo…In Boemia, il principe Florizel, figlio di Polissene, e Perdita, figlia del Vecchio Pastore, si sono innamorati. Polissene e Camillo partecipano travestiti ad un festival locale per la tosatura delle pecore e scoprono che i giovani amanti sono fidanzati. Inorridito, il re rivela la sua identità e impedisce al figlio di vedere l’umile pastorella e sgrida il Vecchio Pastore per aver incoraggiato la relazione.

Camillo convince Florizel e Perdita a salpare con lui per la Sicilia, e scappano con l’aiuto di un ladro locale, Autolico e Polissene li segue. Quando il Vecchio Pastore spiega che vuole sistemare le cose con Polissene, Autolico lo aiuta ad andare in Sicilia assieme al figlio.

In Sicilia, Leonte è ansioso di correggere gli errori del passato e accoglie calorosamente Camillo, Perdita e Florizel. La verità viene rivelata quando gli altri viaggiatori arrivano dalla Boemia e tutto ciò che era perduto è di nuovo ritrovato.

冬天的故事(The Winter’s Tale)—故事內容

波希米亞(Bohemia)國王Polixenes過去九個月一直在他的兒時好友西西里(Sicilia)國王Leontes那裏作客。Polixenes因為急於想回家,拒絕了Leontes希望他多留一點時間的邀請,但卻被Leontes的妻子Hermione勸服,改變了主意。

Leontes對妻子和老朋友的關係起了疑心,認為兩人有染。他被妒忌心沖昏了頭腦,下令可信賴的朋友Camillo毒殺Polixenes。Camillo說她會遵命,不過由於確信Hermione是清白的,她提醒Polixenes,要提防Leontes的用心。Camillo和Polixenes逃到波希米亞,而這進一步加劇Leontes的猜疑。

懷有身孕的Hermione被拘捕和監禁。Leontes對一眾大臣的勸告置之不理,向德爾菲神諭(Oracle of Delphi)尋求有關Hermione的命運的指示。Hermione在獄中誕下女兒。Antigonus勛爵的妻子Paulina把這個嬰兒交給Leontes,她希望他看見自己的新生孩子會心軟,可是國王抛棄了這個嬰兒。他下令Antigonus把這個嬰兒帶到遙遠的地方,任由她自生自滅。

當Hermione受審時,Leontes收到神諭的判決:Hermione是清白的,而且國王將無繼承人,直至他被放逐的女兒被找到為止。Leontes仍然下令審訊繼續進行,卻得悉他的兒子Mamillius王子去世了。Hermione暈了過去,被抬出宮庭。Paulina稍後帶來王后的死訊。Leontes懊悔不已,發誓要終生居喪。

與此同時,Antigonus前往波希米亞海岸,把那個嬰兒Perdita,連同黃金令牌和詳述她生於皇室的文件,棄於當地。在返回西西里途中,Antigonus為一頭熊所殺。老牧羊人和他的兒子發現那個嬰兒,決定把她撫養成人,視她如己出。

十六年後… 在波希米亞,Polixenes的兒子Florizel王子和老牧羊人的女兒Perdita,雙雙墮入愛河。Polixenes和Camillo化了裝去參加當地一個剪羊毛節慶,發現那對年輕愛侶定婚了。國王大驚之下,表露自己的身分,並禁止兒子再和那地位低下的牧羊女見面。他之後斥責老牧羊人,說他鼓勵這段感情關係。

Camillo說服Florizel和Perdita與她一起遠渡西西里,他們在一名本地扒手Autolycus的協助下,成功逃脫。Polixenes窮追不捨。當老牧羊人解釋他想與Polixenes一起亡羊補牢時,Autolycus也幫助他和他的兒子前往西西里。

在西西里,Leontes很想為過去之事作出補償,他熱烈歡迎Camillo、Perdita和Florizel。當其他從波希米亞來的旅客抵達時,真相大白,合浦珠還。

ਵਿੰਟਰਜ਼ ਟੇਲ – ਕਹਾਣੀ

ਬੋਹੀਮੀਆ ਦੇ ਰਾਜੇ ਪੌਲਿਕਸੀਨਜ਼ ਨੇ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਨੌਂ ਮਹੀਨੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਬਚਪਨ ਦੇ ਦੋਸਤ ਸਾਸਿਲੀਆ ਦੇ ਰਾਜੇ  ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਕੋਲ ਬਿਤਾਏ ਸਨ। ਹੋਰ ਸਮਾਂ ਰਹਿਣ ਲਈ ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਦੇ ਸੱਦੇ ਨੂੰ, ਘਰ ਨੂੰ ਵਾਪਸ ਜਾਣ ਲਈ ਬੇਤਾਬ ਉਹ ਨਾਂਹ ਕਰ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ, ਪਰ ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਦੀ ਪਤਨੀ ਹਰਮਾਓਨੀ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣਾ ਮਨ ਬਦਲਣ ਲਈ ਮਨਾ ਲੈਂਦੀ ਹੈ।

ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਨੂੰ ਸ਼ੱਕ ਪੈਦਾ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਹ ਇਹ ਯਕੀਨ ਕਰਨ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਪਤਨੀ ਅਤੇ ਉਸ ਦੇ ਪੁਰਾਣੇ ਮਿੱਤਰ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਸੰਬੰਧ ਹਨ। ਈਰਖਾ ਨਾਲ ਸੜਿਆ ਉਹ ਆਪਣੀ ਇਕ ਭਰੋਸੇਯੋਗ ਮਿੱਤਰ ਕਾਮੀਲੋ ਨੂੰ ਹੁਕਮ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਪੌਲਿਕਸੀਨਜ਼ ਨੂੰ ਜ਼ਹਿਰ ਦੇ ਦੇਵੇ। ਕਾਮੀਲੋ ਕਹਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਅਜਿਹਾ ਕਰੇਗੀ ਪਰ ਇਸ ਦੀ ਬਜਾਏ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਇਹ ਨਿਸ਼ਚਾ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਹਰਮਾਓਨੀ ਬੇਕਸੂਰ ਹੈ, ਅਤੇ ਉਹ ਪੌਲਿਕਸੀਨਜ਼ ਨੂੰ ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਬਾਰੇ ਚਿਤਾਵਨੀ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ। ਕਾਮੀਲੋ ਅਤੇ ਪੌਲਿਕਸੀਨਜ਼ ਬੋਹੀਮੀਆ ਨੂੰ ਭੱਜ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ, ਜਿਸ ਨਾਲ ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਦੀ ਬੇਭਰੋਸਗੀ ਹੋਰ ਵੀ ਵਧ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ।

ਹਰਮਾਓਨੀ ਨੂੰ ਜੋ ਕਿ ਗਰਭਵਤੀ ਹੈ, ਗ੍ਰਿਫਤਾਰ ਕਰਕੇ ਜੇਲ੍ਹ ਵਿਚ ਸੁੱਟ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਆਪਣੇ ਸਰਦਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਸਲਾਹ ਨੂੰ ਅਣਡਿੱਠ ਕਰ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਹਰਮਾਓਨੀ ਦੀ ਕਿਸਮਤ ਬਾਰੇ ਡੈਲਫੀ ਦੇ ਸਿਆਣੇ ਤੋਂ ਸਲਾਹ ਮੰਗਦਾ ਹੈ। ਜੇਲ੍ਹ ਵਿਚ ਹੋਣ ਦੌਰਾਨ, ਹਰਮਾਓਨੀ ਧੀ ਨੂੰ ਜਨਮ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ। ਲੌਰਡ ਐਨਟਿਗਨਸ ਦੀ ਪਤਨੀ ਪੋਲੀਨਾ ਬੱਚੀ ਨੂੰ ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਕੋਲ ਲਿਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ। ਉਹ ਆਸ ਕਰਦੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਆਪਣੇ ਨਵੇਂ ਬੱਚੇ ਨੂੰ ਦੇਖ ਕੇ ਉਸ ਦਾ ਦਿਲ ਪਿਘਲ ਜਾਵੇਗਾ ਪਰ ਰਾਜਾ ਬੱਚੀ ਨੂੰ ਨਾਮਨਜ਼ੂਰ ਕਰ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਉਹ ਐਨਟਿਗਨਸ ਨੂੰ ਹੁਕਮ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਬੱਚੀ ਨੂੰ ਦੂਰੇ ਦੁਰਾਡੇ ਲੈ ਜਾਵੇ ਅਤੇ ਉੱਥੇ ਮਰਨ ਲਈ ਛੱਡ ਦੇਵੇ।

ਹਰਮਾਓਨੀ `ਤੇ ਮੁਕੱਦਮਾ ਚਲਾਇਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਸਿਆਣੇ ਦਾ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਲੈਂਦਾ ਹੈ: ਹਰਮਾਓਨੀ ਬੇਕਸੂਰ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਰਾਜੇ ਦਾ ਉਦੋਂ ਤੱਕ ਕੋਈ ਵਾਰਸ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ ਜਦ ਤੱਕ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਬਣਵਾਸ ਭੇਜੀ ਧੀ ਲੱਭ ਨਹੀਂ ਲਈ ਜਾਂਦੀ। ਪਰ ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਮੁਕੱਦਮਾ ਚਲਾਉਣ ਦਾ ਹੁਕਮ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਇਹ ਪਤਾ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਸ ਦਾ ਪੁੱਤਰ ਪ੍ਰਿੰਸ ਮੈਮਿਲੀਅੱਸ ਮਰ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ। ਹਰਮਾਓਨੀ ਬੇਹੋਸ਼ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਅਦਾਲਤ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਹਰ ਲਿਜਾਇਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਪੌਲੀਨਾ ਬਾਅਦ ਵਿਚ ਦੱਸਦੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਰਾਣੀ ਮਰ ਗਈ ਹੈ। ਪਛਤਾਵੇ ਦਾ ਮਾਰਿਆ ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਸਾਰੀ ਉਮਰ ਸੋਗ ਮਨਾਉਣ ਦਾ ਇਕਰਾਰ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ।

ਉਧਰ ਐਨਟਿਗਨਸ ਬੋਹੀਮੀਆ ਦੇ ਤੱਟ ਤੱਕ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਜਿੱਥੇ ਉਹ ਬੱਚੀ ਪਰਡਿੱਤਾ ਨੂੰ ਸੋਨੇ ਦੇ ਸਿੱਕਿਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਪੇਪਰਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਛੱਡ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਜਿਹੜੇ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਬਾਦਸ਼ਾਹੀ ਪਿਛੋਕੜ ਬਾਰੇ ਦੱਸਦੇ ਹਨ। ਸਾਸਿਲੀਆ ਨੂੰ ਵਾਪਸ ਆਉਂਦੇ ਇਕ ਰਿੱਛ ਐਨਟਿਗਨਸ ਨੂੰ ਮਾਰ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਇਕ ਬੁੱਢਾ ਆਜੜੀ ਅਤੇ ਉਸ ਦੇ ਪੁੱਤਰ ਨੂੰ ਬੱਚੀ ਲੱਭਦੀ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਹ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੀ ਧੀ ਵਾਂਗ ਪਾਲਣ ਦਾ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ।

ਸੋਲਾਂ ਸਾਲ ਬਾਅਦ…ਬੋਹੀਮੀਆ ਵਿਚ ਪੌਲਿਕਸੀਨਜ਼ ਦੇ ਪੁੱਤਰ ਪ੍ਰਿੰਸ ਫਲੋਰੀਜ਼ਲ ਅਤੇ ਬੁੱਢੇ ਆਜੜੀ ਦੀ ਧੀ ਪਰਡਿੱਤਾ ਦਾ ਪਿਆਰ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਪੌਲਿਕਸੀਨਜ਼ ਅਤੇ ਕਾਮੀਲੋ ਭੇਸ ਬਦਲ ਕੇ ਭੇਡਾਂ ਮੁੰਨਣ ਦੇ ਇਕ ਤਿਉਹਾਰ ਵਿਚ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪਤਾ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਜਵਾਨ ਪ੍ਰੇਮੀ ਮੰਗੇਤਰ ਹਨ। ਗੁੱਸੇ ਵਿਚ ਆਇਆ ਰਾਜਾ ਆਪਣੀ ਪਛਾਣ ਦੱਸਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਪੁੱਤਰ ਦੇ ਫਿਰ ਕਦੀ ਵੀ ਨਿਮਾਣੀ ਚਰਵਾਹੀ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਣ `ਤੇ ਪਾਬੰਦੀ ਲਾ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਫਿਰ ਉਹ ਬੁੱਢੇ ਚਰਵਾਹੇ ਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਰਿਸ਼ਤੇ ਨੂੰ ਉਤਸ਼ਾਹ ਦੇਣ ਲਈ ਝਾੜ ਪਾਉਂਦਾ ਹੈ।

ਕਾਮੀਲੋ, ਫਲੋਰੀਜ਼ਲ ਅਤੇ ਪਰਡਿੱਤਾ ਨੂੰ ਉਹਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਸਾਸਿਲੀਆ ਨੂੰ ਬੇੜੀ ਵਿਚ ਨੱਠ ਜਾਣ ਲਈ ਮਨਾ ਲੈਂਦੀ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਹ ਇਕ ਸਥਾਨਕ ਜੇਬ ਕਤਰੇ ਔਟੋਲੀਕੱਸ ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਨਾਲ ਫਰਾਰ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ। ਪੌਲਿਕਸੀਨਜ਼ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦਾ ਪਿੱਛਾ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਜਦੋਂ ਬੁੱਢਾ ਆਜੜੀ ਇਹ ਦੱਸਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਪੌਲਿਕਸੀਨਜ਼ ਨਾਲ ਸਿੱਝਣਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਔਟੋਲੀਕੱਸ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਅਤੇ ਉਸ ਦੇ ਪੁੱਤਰ ਦੀ ਵੀ ਸਾਸਿਲੀਆ ਨੂੰ ਜਾਣ ਵਿਚ ਮਦਦ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ।

ਸਾਸਿਲੀਆ ਵਿਚ, ਲਉਂਟੀਸ ਬੀਤੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਦੀ ਭੁੱਲ ਬਖਸ਼ਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਉਤਾਵਲਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਹ ਕਾਮੀਲੋ, ਪਰਡਿੱਤਾ ਅਤੇ ਫਲੋਰੀਜ਼ਲ ਦਾ ਨਿੱਘਾ ਸੁਆਗਤ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਜਦੋਂ ਬੋਹੀਮੀਆ ਤੋਂ ਹੋਰ ਯਾਤਰੂ ਆਉਂਦੇ ਹਨ ਤਾਂ ਸੱਚ ਸਾਹਮਣੇ ਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਜੋ ਸਭ ਕੁਝ ਗੁਆਚਿਆ ਸੀ ਉਹ ਮੁੜ ਕੇ ਲੱਭ ਪੈਂਦਾ ਹੈ।

حكاية الشتاء – القصة

قضى بوليكسنس، ملك بوهيميا، التسعة أشهر الماضية في زيارة صديق طفولته ليونتيس ملك صقلية. ولأنه يتوق في العودة إلى بلده، يرفض قبول دعوة ليونتيس في البقاء لفترة أطول ولكن تنجح هيرميون، زوجة ليونتيس، في إقناعه على تغيير رأيه.

يشتبه ليونتيس في علاقتهما ويعتقد أن زوجته وصديقه القديم يقيمان علاقة غير شرعية. ولغيرته الشديدة، يأمر زميلته الوفية كاميلو بتسميم بوليكسنس. تقول كاميلو بأنها ستقوم بذلك ولكن بسبب تأكدها من براءة هيرميون، تحذر بوليكسنس من نوايا ليونتيس. يهرب كاميلو وبوليكسنس إلى بوهيميا وتزداد شكوك ليونتيس بسبب ذلك.

يتم إعتقال هيرميون الحامل ويتم وضعها في السجن. يتجاهل ليونتيس رأي مجلس النبلاء ويطلب رأي أوراكل من دلفي بخصوص مصير هيرميون. تلد هيرميون طفلة أثناء وجودها في السجن. تقوم بولينا، زوجة أنتيجونوس، بتقديم الطفلة إلى ليونتيس وهي تتمنى أن يلين قلبه لرؤية الطفلة الرضيعة ولكن الملك يرفض قبول الطفلة ويأمر أنتيجونوس بأخذ الطفلة إلى مكان مقفر وتركها هناك لكي تموت.

بينما تم وضع هيرميون تحت المحاكمة، يستلم ليونتيس قرار أوراكل: هيرميون بريئة، إضافة إلى ذلك، سوف لن يكون للملك أي وريث حتى يتم العثور على إبنته المفقودة. ولكن ليونتيس يأمر في إستمرار المحاكمة، ليكتشف بعد ذلك أن إبنه الأمير ميميليوس قد توفي. تسقط هيرميون مغمياً عليها ويتم حملها إلى خارج المحكمة.

وتنقل بولينا بعد ذلك أخباراً عن وفاة الملكة. ولشعوره بالندم، يتعهد ليونتيس بقضاء بقية حياته في حداد.

في تلك الأثناء، يسافر أنتيجونوس إلى ساحل بوهيميا، حيث يترك الطفلة برديتا هناك ويترك معها نقوداً ذهبية ومستندات تشير إلى كونها من عائلة ملكية. وفي طريق عودته إلى صقلية، يقوم أحد الدببة بقتل أنتيجونوس. يعثر الراعي العجوز وإبنه على الطفلة ويقرران الإعتناء بها وكأنها إبنتهم.

وبعد مرور ستة عشرة سنة …. في بوهيميا، يقع الأمير فلوريزيل إبن بوليكسنس في حب برديتا إبنة الراعي العجوز. يحضر بوليكسنس وكاميلو مهرجاناً محلياً لقص صوف الأغنام وهم يرتدون أزياء متنكرة ويكتشفان أنه يتم خطوبة الحبيبين. ولشدة غضبه، يقوم الملك بالكشف عن هويته ويمنع إبنه من رؤية الراعية الفقيرة مرة ثانية. ويقوم بعد ذلك بمعاقبة الراعي العجوز لتشجعيه هذه العلاقة.

ينجح كاميلو في إقناع فلوريزيل وبرديتا في الإبحار معها إلى صقلية، ويهربان بمساعدة البائع المتجول أوتوليكوس. ويتبعهما بوليكسنس. عندما يوضح الراعي العجوز ويقول بأنه يرغب في إيجاد حل للموضوع مع بوليكسنس، حينها يقوم أوتوليكوس بمساعدته وإبنه في الذهاب إلى صقلية.

في صقلية، يحاول ليونتيس جاهداً التكفير عن ماضيه ويستقبل كاميلو وبرديتا وفلوريزيل بكل حفاوة. تكشف الحقائق عندما يصل بقية المسافرين من بوهيميا، ويتم العثور على جميع ما تم فقدانه في الماضي.

Cast & Creative Team

David M. AdamsShepherd

David M. Adams

Shepherd

David last appeared with Bard in 1994, and is very happy to return! Recent favourite roles: Prospero, The Tempest and Shylock, The Merchant of Venice (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof (Gateway Theatre); The Editor, Tear the Curtain (Stanley Theatre/Can Stage); Leonato, Much Ado About Nothing (Tarragon Theatre); Birbal, Brothel #9 (Touchstone Theatre); Bryan, Elbow Room Café: The Musical (The Cultch); and Abraam/Playwright, Valley Song (Pacific Theatre).

Lois AndersonPaulina (June 8 - August 12)

Lois Anderson

Paulina (June 8 - August 12)

Bard roles include Viola, Twelfth Night; Kate, The Taming of the Shrew; Helena, All’s Well that Ends Well; Rosalind, As You Like It; and Mistress Overdone, Measure For Measure. She is a UBC graduate and has directed for Bard (Pericles), Arts Club Theatre, Rough House Productions, Leaky Heaven, SFU and UBC. She was a co-creator of Cirque Poule and Flying Blind. Lois has received seven Jessie Awards, a Betty Mitchell Award, and the Sydney Risk Emerging Director Award.

Ian ButcherPolixenes

Ian Butcher

Polixenes

A graduate of Studio 58, Ian has worked extensively throughout Europe and Canada. This year will be his ninth Bard season. Select Bard roles: Oberon, Macduff, and Angelo. Other selected theatre: Dracula (Chemainus); The Sound of Music (Gateway); Robin Hood (Carousel); and Coriolanus (Coriolanus Co-Op). Film/TV: Supergirl, Impastor, Motive, Arctic Air, Robocop, Almost Human, Once Upon A Time, The Killing Game, Supernatural, Stargate Universe, and Stargate SG-1. Thanks to the family and Kay.

Chris CochraneYoung Shepherd

Chris Cochrane

Young Shepherd

Theatre: Avenue Q, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Waiting Room, and She Stoops to Conquer (Arts Club); The Competition is Fierce (ITSAZOO), Urinetown (Firehall), Little Brother, Little Sister (Caravan Farm), Measure for Measure and Elizabeth Rex (Bard). Film/TV: My Better Half, A Bride For Christmas and Time after Time (Hallmark); The Haunting Hour (The Hub); Supernatural (CW); Fringe (WB/FOX). Chris has been nominated for two Jessie Awards. He is a graduate of The Stella Adler Studio (NYC) and Studio 58.

Austin EckertFlorizel

Austin Eckert

Florizel

Austin is thrilled to be making his Bard debut with this wicked group. Recent credits include Mamma Mia! (WCT); Miss Understood (the frank); HAIR (Mayfield); and Spring Awakening (Belfry/CCPA). Film/TV credits: Supernatural, Untold Stories of the E.R., Generation Y (Short), The Magicians and The Flash. Austin is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

Ben ElliottAutolycus

Ben Elliott

Autolycus

Ben returns for his seventh season at Bard on the Beach. Favourite Bard credits: Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet; the Bear, Elizabeth Rex and the composer for Cymbeline. Ben is a multi- Jessie Award nominee and won for his Musical Direction for The Merry Wives of Windsor. Ben is a recipient of the Edmund Kean Sword Award and this year named Bard’s Music Advisor. Ben is a graduate of Studio 58.

Julien GalipeauCleomenes

Julien Galipeau

Cleomenes

After playing Young Lucious in the 2008 Bard production of Titus Andronicus, Julien finished high school and went on to further his acting training at Studio 58, graduating this year. Previous credits include Billy Lawlor, 42nd Street and Prior Walter, Angels in America (Studio 58); and Claude, Hair (Renegade Productions). Julien thanks his family and instructors for all their guidance and support, as well as his grad class. He wouldn’t have made it here without them.

Amber LewisEmilia | Dion | Dorcus

Amber Lewis

Emilia | Dion | Dorcus

Amber returns for her sixth season at Bard. Highlights include Mistress Ford, The Merry Wives of Windsor; Constance, King John; Katherine, Henry V and Lady Percy, Falstaff. Selected stage: Baskerville and Don’t Dress for Dinner (Mayfield); Burning Bluebeard (Edmonton Actors Theatre); Gideon’s Knot (SkirtsaFire); The End of Civilization and Adult Entertainment (Punctuate! Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest and The Philanderer (Arts Club); and Saint Joan (Chemainus). Amber was born and raised in Barbados and is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School.

Jennifer LinesPaulina (August 16 - September 22)

Jennifer Lines

Paulina (August 16 - September 22)

This is Jennifer’s sixteenth season with Bard. Favourite past credits: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Titus Andronicus. Other select credits: It’s a Wonderful Life, High Society, The Real Thing (Arts Club); Anatol, A Little Night Music, Hello Dolly (Playhouse); King Lear, The Great Gatsby, Beyond Eden (Theatre Calgary), Après Moi (Ruby Slippers). The two-time Jessie Award–winner received her BFA in Acting from UVIC. Upcoming: Jill Daum’s new play Forget about Tomorrow (Belfry/Arts Club).

Kevin MacDonaldLeontes

Kevin MacDonald

Leontes

Kevin recently returned to Vancouver after eight years in Toronto. Some recent credits include Ladvenu, Saint Joan (Arts Club); Prince Myshkin, The Idiot (Neworld/PuSh); Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew; Banquo, MacBeth; and Denis, The Flood Thereafter (CanStage in Toronto). Kevin was a member of the Canadian Film Centre’s Actors Conservatory and the inaugural Soulpepper Academy. He has performed at theatres across the country and is a graduate of Studio 58. www.kevinmacdonald.ca

Sereana MalaniHermione

Sereana Malani

Hermione

Born in the Fiji Islands, Sereana now calls Vancouver home. This is her fifth season at Bard. Bard credits: Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Comedy of Errors, Othello and Pericles. Other theatre: You Will Remember Me (Ruby Slippers); Clybourne Park (Citadel); Good People (Arts Club); Valley Song (Gateway); Go, Dog. Go! (Carousel); Whisper (Catalyst); Ride (Northern Light); and The Ghost Sonata (Studio Theatre). She is a graduate of the BFA Acting program at the University of Alberta.

Ashley O'ConnellRogero

Ashley O'Connell

Rogero

Ashley is from Dublin, Ireland and has a BFA from UBC. Credits include Flare Path (Slamming Door); The Romans in Britain and The Country Wife (ETC); Spamalot, Blood Brothers and The Graduate (Arts Club); Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Dancing Monkey); A Few Good Men (Citadel); Of Mice And Men (Blue Bridge); The Full Monty (Persephone); Richard II and All’s Well That Ends Well (Bard). Film/TV credits: Watchmen, Zoo, Dirk Gently, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supernatural. Love to Mai.

Laara SadiqCamillo

Laara Sadiq

Camillo

Laara is delighted to join Bard this season. Recently: Brothel #9 and Eternal Hydra (Touchstone); Our Town (Caravan Farm Theatre); Cake and Dirt (Tarragon); The Penelopiad (Arts Club); Saint Carmen of the Main (Canadian Stage); Romeo and Juliet (NAC); and No Exit (ACT). Guest starring roles: Arrow, The Arrangement, Eyewitness, The Strain, Rogue, Remedy, Killjoys, Hemlock Grove, and Heartland. Laara also works extensively in voice-over. Recipient of Jessie and Leo Awards. Proud mama to her daughter Lotus. www.laarasadiq.com

Parmiss SehatMamillius | Mopsa

Parmiss Sehat

Mamillius | Mopsa

Parmiss graduated from UBC’s BFA Acting program in the spring of 2016. She is thrilled and incredibly grateful to be making her Bard debut with such an exciting season! Theatre credits include Sultans of the Street (Carousel Theatre); Love, Lust & Lace (Fringe); and The Arabian Nights (UBC Theatre). Film/TV: Hammer of the Gods, Love, Approximately, and Untold Stories of the E.R.

Andrew WheelerAntigonus

Andrew Wheeler

Antigonus

Andrew is delighted to return to Bard for his tenth season. Favourite roles include Mark Antony, Malvolio, Macbeth and Benedick. Other recent credits include Footloose and Les Misérables (Chemainus); A Good Way Out and The Rainmaker (Pacific), The Day Before Christmas and Onegin (Arts Club), and Ebenezer (Jericho). Recent TV episodes include iZombie, Gracepoint, and The Killing. Look for Andrew on tour with Onegin beginning this fall, and coming to a town near you.

Kaitlin WilliamsPerdita

Kaitlin Williams

Perdita

Kaitlin is a local theatre artist and is making her Bard debut this season. Recent credits include Pride and Prejudice, The Foreigner (Arts Club); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, It’s a Wonderful Life (Pacific Theatre); Corleone (Classic Chic); and A Lovely Sunday (Chemainus). She is a graduate of UVic’s BFA Acting program. Up next, she is directing Almost, Maine at Pacific Theatre. Love and gratitude to Mom and Dad (especially for taking her to Bard when when she was young). www.kaitlinwilliams.com

Dean Paul GibsonDirector

Dean Paul Gibson

Director

Dean is celebrating his twenty-sixth season with Bard, having served as an actor, director and Associate Artistic Director. Bard credits include, acting: Sir John Falstaff, Falstaff; directing: Dream, King John, Much Ado, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Dream, Hamlet, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pericles, Twelfth Night and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Selected directing credits include The Flick, Spamalot, She Stoops to Conquer, Xanadu, 39 Steps, Black Comedy, History Boys, and It’s a Wonderful Life (Arts Club); Habib’s Unforgettable All Night House Party (RCA/ WCT); One Man, Two Guvnors (Theatre Calgary); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and 7 Stories (TC/CanStage); Toronto, Mississippi, True West, No Great Mischief, and Noises Off (Playhouse).

Carmen AlatorreCostume Designer

Carmen Alatorre

Costume Designer

Originally from Mexico City, Carmen earned her MFA degree in Theatre Design at UBC and has worked as a theatre designer in Vancouver since 2006. Some of her recent design credits include Pericles (Bard on the Beach); The Music Man (Gateway Theatre); Bittergirl (Arts Club Theatre); and Stickboy (Vancouver Opera). Carmen is the recipient of a Jessie Award for Outstanding Costume Design for Crazy for You (Gateway Theatre, 2014). www.carmenalatorre.com

Pam JohnsonScenery Designer

Pam Johnson

Scenery Designer

Pam started with Bard in 1998 and was instrumental in designing the Bard Village and entranceway. Bard credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors, King Lear, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King John, Richard II, Titus, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, and Richard III. Pam has received several Jessie Awards, as well as a Career Achievement Award.

Gerald KingLighting Designer

Gerald King

Lighting Designer

Lighting designer at Bard for sixteen seasons, Gerald’s recent credits include The Cure For Death By Lightning, The 39 Steps, and Les Miserables (Western Canada Theatre); King Lear, Liberation Days, and Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre Calgary); Otello, Dead Man Walking, Evita, Die Fledermaus, and Tosca (Vancouver Opera); Madama Butterfly (Opera Omaha); Million Dollar Quartet, Educating Rita, Spamalot, and Xanadu (Arts Club); The Book of Love, Life, and A Simple Way (Kokoro Dance); and Faerie Queen (Royal Winnipeg Ballet).

Malcolm DowComposer/Sound Designer

Malcolm Dow

Composer/Sound Designer

Malcolm is an award-winning composer and sound designer, as well as a touring musician, producer, and singer-songwriter. The two-time Jessie Award–winner has produced two original scores for Bard: Comedy of Errors (2015) and Pericles (2016). Select theatre credits: Scar Tissue and The Graduate (Arts Club); Selfie and Deux Ans (Seizième); Angels in America (Studio 58); Of Mice and Men (Hardline); Equivocation (Persephone); After Jerusalem and Play With Monsters (Solo Collective); and Taking Off (Belfry).

Heidi WilkinsonPuppet Design and Construction

Heidi Wilkinson

Puppet Design and Construction

Frances HenryPuppet Design and Construction

Frances Henry

Puppet Design and Construction

Alison MatthewsHead Voice & Text Coach

Alison Matthews

Head Voice & Text Coach

Alison has been the Voice & Text Coach at Bard since 2009. She teaches at the Citadel Banff Professional Theatre Program and the Arts Club Actor’s Intensive, and adjudicates competitive speech festivals across Western Canada. A professional actor for over 20 years, Alison works in radio, television, and film. Alison holds a MFA (specializing in Voice) from the University of British Columbia, and an Associate Diploma in Drama & Speech from Trinity College London. www.alisonmatthews.com

Tracey PowerChoreographer

Tracey Power

Choreographer

Recent Choreography: Peter and the Star Catcher (Citadel Theatre); Miss Shakespeare (Firehall Arts Centre); Onegin (Arts Club); The East Van Panto (Theatre Replacement); and Chelsea Hotel, The Songs of Leonard Cohen (Firehall/National Tour). Her newest play GLORY will premiere next season with Western Canada Theatre and Alberta Theatre Projects. Tracey has worked across Canada and internationally as an actor, playwright, director and choreographer and is the recipient of a Jessie Award and Sterling Haynes Award. www.traceypower.ca

Wendy GorlingPhysical Theatre Choreographer

Wendy Gorling

Physical Theatre Choreographer

Wendy is an actor, director and choreographer with six Jessie Awards. Her work was seen last year in Pericles. She has choreographed/coached pieces such as Moby Dick and Trojan Women (Stratford Festival); Macbeth (Pacific Opera/Opera Quebec); Sweeny Todd (Vancouver Opera); The Waiting Room (Arts Club); and Kosmic Mambo (Studio 58). She co- created The Overcoat with Morris Panych. Wendy is an inductee in the British Columbia’s Entertainment Hall of Fame and teaches at Studio 58.

Stephen CourtenayProduction Stage Manager

Stephen Courtenay

Production Stage Manager

As he approaches 25 years and 50 productions with Bard, Stephen looks forward to assisting the two BMO Mainstage directors, as they integrate their quite different worlds amid the ethereal setting in Vanier Park. Stephen’s previous work includes projects with the Vancouver Playhouse, Theatre Calgary, Studio58/Green Thumb, Touchstone Theatre, the Electric Company and Vancouver Opera, amongst others. Future SM work includes a remount of Leslie Mildiner’s adaptation of George Orwell’s Coming Up For Air.

Rebecca MulvihillAssistant Stage Manager

Rebecca Mulvihill

Assistant Stage Manager

Rebecca’s previous Bard credits include Henry VI, Richard III, King John, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Rebecca has worked as a Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager for many local companies including the Arts Club, Touchstone Theatre, Carousel Theatre, Alley Theatre, Working Spark, Théâtre la Seizième, and Boca del Lupo. Rebecca has also worked as the Artist Logistics Assistant for the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. She is a graduate of the University of Victoria.

Tanya SchwaerzleApprentice Stage Manager

Tanya Schwaerzle

Apprentice Stage Manager

Tanya is thrilled to be making her Bard debut this season! She is a graduate of the BFA Technical Theatre Stage Management program at the University of Alberta. Selected Apprentice Stage Manaxger credits: Bittergirl, A Christmas Story, Blue Box, and Bullet Catch (Arts Club); How to Survive an Apocalypse (Touchstone Theatre); and Miss Shakespeare and J. Caesar (Firehall/Escape Artists). Tanya thanks Captain, Gordie, Adam, and the rest of her family and friends for their support.

Robinson WilsonDirecting Apprentice

Robinson Wilson

Directing Apprentice

Robinson is a graduate of the Vancouver Island University Technical Theatre program, and Langara College’s Studio 58 Film Arts program. Recent directorial work includes his adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, for Vancouver Island University, where he also teaches through the Directed Studies Program. Immeasurable thanks to Lori Mazey, for her support, patience and continual inspiration.

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