As You Like It

June 12 – September 22 · BMO Mainstage

It’s the 1960s, and free spirits are escaping from Vancouver to get “back to the land”. This joyful tribute to love, laughter and music features 25 classic Beatles songs, from “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “All You Need is Love”, performed live by the cast. Come join in the fun! – you’ll leave the theatre with a song in your heart and a renewed faith in our shared humanity.

Directed by Citadel Theatre Artistic Director Daryl Cloran, who helmed Bard’s 2015 hit musical production of Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Please note: As You Like It is approximately 2hrs 30 mins including intermission. Patrons are welcome to take their seats 15 minutes prior to curtain to see a pre-show wrestling event onstage, featuring Charles the Wrestler!

 

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Photo Credit: Lindsey Angell as Rosalind & Nadeem Phillip as Orlando Photo: David Cooper

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Critics & Patrons Say

Beatles-inspired As You Like It is a joyful adaptation you’ll want to see twice.

Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail

Beatles and Bard are a match made in heaven in 1960s-amped As You Like It.

Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

It’s transcendent.

Colin Thomas, theatre critic

You’re not only going to like As You Like It, you’re going to love it.

Mark Robbins, Vancouver Presents

As You Like It was inspired! Thank you @bardonthebeach. Inventive, original and so much fun. Loved it.

Elizabeth McGovern (Downtown Abbey), @ElizabethMcGov

Music & Video

Take the music of As You Like It with you wherever you go.

Listen to our Beatles playlist on Spotify — featuring all 25 Beatles songs included in As You Like It.

Download the song list.

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The Story

WRESTLING FOR POWER
It’s the 1960s in Vancouver. Duke Frederick, a powerful business owner, has taken control of the family firm and forced his brother, Duke Senior, to leave town. He permits his brother’s daughter, Rosalind, to stay because of her close friendship with his daughter Celia. The action begins at a wrestling match. Oliver de Boys, who manages a champion wrestler named Charles, argues with his younger brother Orlando. Orlando is angry that Oliver has mistreated him and held back his inheritance since their father died. Orlando decides to wrestle for his fortune. At the match, he meets Rosalind and they fall instantly in love.

THE GREAT ESCAPE
Duke Frederick orders Rosalind to leave Vancouver, as he no longer trusts her. She and Celia decide to run away to the Okanagan forest. Rosalind disguises herself as Ganymede, a young man and Celia becomes Aliena, his sister. Touchstone, a family employee, goes with them.

Meanwhile, Adam, a longtime de Boys employee, warns Orlando that Oliver plans to have him killed. They also escape to the Okanagan.

In the forest, Ganymede (Rosalind) and Aliena (Celia) meet Silvius and Corin, two local farmers, and arrange to buy a farm. Nearby, Orlando and Adam stumble upon Duke Senior and his companions, who take them in.

LOVE BLOOMS IN THE WOODS
Orlando leaves love notes about Rosalind throughout the forest. He meets Ganymede (Rosalind), who proposes that Orlando treat “him” as Rosalind, so he can practice his wooing – not realizing that Ganymede is actually the woman he loves. Elsewhere, Silvius pines for another farmer, Phoebe, while Touchstone meets Audrey and they fall in love.

In Vancouver, Duke Frederick is furious that the girls and Orlando have disappeared. He demands that Oliver bring his brother back or else he will ruin him.

But when Oliver shows up at the young women’s farm, he announces he has reconciled with his brother after Orlando saved him from a mountain lion. Oliver and Aliena (Celia) fall in love.

HELP!
Orlando grows tired of Ganymede’s game and believes his love for Rosalind is hopeless. Other relationships are also complicated: Silvius is still in love with Phoebe, but she’s smitten with Ganymede. Claiming “he” can work magic, Ganymede invites everyone to gather the next morning, when all will be resolved. Could it be true that “all you need is love”?

As You Like It | 皆大歡喜

故事內容

 

爭權
故事發生於1960年代的溫哥華。有權有勢的商家Duke Frederick掌控了家族公司,並且強迫他的兄弟Duke Senior遠走他鄉。他允許他兄弟的女兒Rosalind留下,原因是她與他的女兒Celia感情要好。情節從一場摔跤比賽開始。Oliver de Boys是一個名叫Charles的冠軍摔跤手的經理人,他與弟弟Orlando有爭執。Orlando很生氣,認為自父親離世後,Oliver虧待他,扣住他繼承的遺產。Orlando決定為自己的命運放手一搏。在比賽上,他遇見Rosalind,兩人馬上墮入愛河。

大逃亡
Duke Frederick下令Rosalind離開溫哥華,因為他不再信任她。她和Celia決定逃到奧肯那根(Okanagan)森林。Rosalind喬裝成年輕男子Ganymede,而Celia就變成她的姊妹Aliena。家族僱員Touchstone與她們同行。

與此同時,de Boys 的老臣子Adam警告 Orlando,說Oliver打算要取他性命。他們也逃到奧肯那根。

在森林裏,Ganymede(Rosalind)和Aliena(Celia)遇見兩個當地的農戶Silvius和Corin,並籌劃購買一個農莊。在不遠處,Orlando和Adam偶然碰見Duke Senior及其同伴,獲得他們收留。

樹林中愛意洋溢
Orlando在森林各處留下顯出對Rosalind的愛意的字條。他遇見Ganymede(Rosalind),後者建議他,把“他”當作Rosalind,以便能練習一下求愛 — 他不知道Ganymede 其實就是他所愛的女子。在別處,Silvius思念另一個農戶Phoebe,而Touchstone就遇見Audrey,兩人墮入愛河。

在溫哥華,Duke Frederick對於兩個女孩和Orlando不知所蹤,感到無比憤怒。他要求Oliver把弟弟帶回來,否則就會使他身敗名裂。

不過當Oliver現身女孩的農莊時,他宣布,在Orlando救了他免受美洲獅襲擊之後,兩兄弟已經和好如初。Oliver和Aliena(Celia)墮入愛河。

救命!
Orlando愈來愈厭倦Ganymede的把戲,並且相信他對Rosalind的愛是無望的。其他感情關係也錯踪複雜:Silvius仍然愛著Phoebe,但她卻被Ganymede迷住。Ganymede聲稱“他”能化腐朽為神奇,他邀請所有人在翌日早上一聚,屆時一切問題都可迎刃而解。“只要有愛”會不會是真的呢?

As You Like It | ਜਿਵੇਂ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਇਹ ਪਸੰਦ ਕਰਦੇ ਹੋ

ਕਹਾਣੀ

 

ਤਾਕਤ ਲਈ ਘੋਲ
ਇਹ ਵੈਨਕੂਵਰ ਦੇ 1960ਵਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਗੱਲ ਹੈ। ਡਿਊਕ ਫਰੈਡਰਿਕ, ਇਕ ਤਾਕਤਵਾਰ ਬਿਜ਼ਨਸ ਮਾਲਕ, ਫੈਮਿਲੀ ਦੀ ਫਰਮ ਦਾ ਕੰਟਰੋਲ ਸਾਂਭ ਲੈਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਭਰਾ ਡਿਊਕ ਸੀਨੀਅਰ ਨੂੰ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਛੱਡਣ ਲਈ ਮਜ਼ਬੂਰ ਕਰ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਉਹ ਆਪਣੇ ਭਰਾ ਦੀ ਧੀ, ਰੋਜ਼ਾਲਿੰਡ ਨੂੰ ਰਹਿਣ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਉਹ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਧੀ ਸੀਲੀਆ ਦੀ ਗੂੜ੍ਹੀ ਸਹੇਲੀ ਹੈ। ਐਕਸ਼ਨ ਘੋਲ ਲਈ ਮੈਚ `ਤੇ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਓਲੀਵਰ ਦਿ ਬੋਆਇਜ਼, ਜੋ ਕਿ ਚਾਰਲਸ ਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਚੈਂਪੀਅਨ ਪਹਿਲਵਾਨ ਦਾ ਮੈਨੇਜਰ ਹੈ, ਉਸ ਦੇ ਛੋਟੇ ਭਰਾ ਓਰਲੈਂਡੋ ਨਾਲ ਬਹਿਸ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਓਰਲੈਂਡੋ ਗੁੱਸੇ ਵਿਚ ਹੈ ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਓਲੀਵਰ ਨੇ ਉਸ ਨਾਲ ਬੁਰਾ ਵਰਤਾਉ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਪਿਤਾ ਦੀ ਮੌਤ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਵਿਰਾਸਤ `ਤੇ ਕਬਜ਼ਾ ਕਰ ਲਿਆ ਹੈ। ਓਰਲੈਂਡੋ ਆਪਣੀ ਖੁਸ਼ਕਿਸਮਤੀ ਲਈ ਘੁਲਣ ਦਾ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਮੈਚ ਵਿਖੇ, ਉਹ ਰੋਜ਼ਾਲਿੰਡ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਦੋਨਾਂ ਦਾ ਇਕਦਮ ਪਿਆਰ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ।

ਰਫੂ-ਚੱਕਰ ਹੋ ਜਾਣਾ
ਡਿਊਕ ਫਰੈਡਰਿਕ ਰੋਜ਼ਾਲਿੰਡ ਨੂੰ ਵੈਨਕੂਵਰ ਛੱਡ ਕੇ ਜਾਣ ਦਾ ਹੁਕਮ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ, ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਉਹ ਹੁਣ ਉਸ `ਤੇ ਭਰੋਸਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰਦਾ। ਉਹ ਅਤੇ ਸੀਲੀਆ ਓਕਨਆਗਨ ਦੇ ਜੰਗਲ ਨੂੰ ਨੱਠ ਜਾਣ ਦਾ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਕਰਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ। ਰੋਜ਼ਾਲਿੰਡ ਬਹਿਰੇ ਵਜੋਂ ਇਕ ਜਵਾਨ ਮਰਦ ਦਾ ਭੇਸ ਬਦਲ ਲੈਂਦੀ ਹੈ, ਅਤੇ ਸੀਲੀਆ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਭੈਣ ਐਲੀਏਨਾ ਬਣ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ। ਟੱਚਸਟੋਨ ਨਾਂ ਦਾ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਦਾ ਇਕ ਮੁਲਾਜ਼ਮ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ।

ਇਸੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਐਡਮ, ਦਿ ਬੋਆਇਜ਼ ਦਾ ਲੰਬੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੋਂ ਮੁਲਾਜ਼ਮ, ਓਰਲੈਂਡੋ ਨੂੰ ਇਹ ਵਾਰਨਿੰਗ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਓਲੀਵਰ ਨੇ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਮਾਰਨ ਦੀ ਵਿਉਂਤ ਬਣਾਈ ਹੈ। ਉਹ ਵੀ ਓਕਨਆਗਨ ਨੂੰ ਖਿਸਕ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ।

ਜੰਗਲ ਵਿਚ, ਬਹਿਰਾ (ਰੋਜ਼ਾਲਿੰਡ)ਅਤੇ ਐਲੀਏਨਾ (ਸੀਲੀਆ) ਸਿਲੀਵੀਅਸ ਅਤੇ ਕੋਰਿਨ, ਦੋ ਲੋਕਲ ਫਾਰਮਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਦੇ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਫਾਰਮ ਖਰੀਦਣ ਦੀ ਪਲੈਨ ਬਣਾਉਂਦੇ ਹਨ। ਨੇੜੇ ਹੀ, ਓਰਲੈਂਡੋ ਅਤੇ ਐਡਮ, ਡਿਊਕ ਸੀਨੀਅਰ ਅਤੇ ਉਸ ਦੇ ਸਾਥੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ ਜਿਹੜੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਲੈ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ।

ਪਿਆਰ ਦਾ ਫੁੱਲ ਜੰਗਲ ਵਿਚ ਖਿੜਦਾ ਹੈ
ਓਰਲੈਂਡੋ ਰੋਜ਼ਾਲਿੰਡ ਬਾਰੇ ਪਿਆਰ ਦੇ ਨੋਟ ਸਾਰੇ ਜੰਗਲ ਵਿਚ ਛੱਡਦਾ ਹੈ। ਉਹ ਬਹਿਰੇ (ਰੋਜ਼ਾਲਿੰਡ) ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਦਾ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਇਹ ਤਜਵੀਜ਼ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਓਰਲੈਂਡੋ “ਉਸ” ਨੂੰ ਰੋਜ਼ਾਲਿੰਡ ਵਾਂਗ ਸਮਝੇ, ਤਾਂ ਜੋ ਉਹ ਪਿਆਰ ਜਿਤਾਉਣ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰੈਕਟਿਸ ਕਰ ਸਕੇ – ਇਹ ਨਾ ਸਮਝਦੇ ਹੋ ਕਿ ਬਹਿਰਾ ਅਸਲ ਵਿਚ ਉਹ ਔਰਤ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਨੂੰ ਉਹ ਪਿਆਰ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਤੇ ਹੋਰ ਸਿਲੀਵੀਅਸ ਕਿਸੇ ਹੋਰ ਫਾਰਮਰ ਫੋਬੀ ਲਈ ਝੂਰਦਾ ਹੈ, ਜਦ ਕਿ ਟੱਚਸਟੋਨ ਔਡਰੀ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦਾ ਪਿਆਰ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ।

ਵੈਨਕੂਵਰ ਵਿਚ, ਡਿਊਕ ਫਰੈਡਰਿਕ ਲੋਹਾ ਲਾਖਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਕੁੜੀਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਓਰਲੈਂਡੋ ਗਾਇਬ ਹੋ ਗਏ ਹਨ। ਉਹ ਮੰਗ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਓਲੀਵਰ ਆਪਣੇ ਭਰਾ ਨੂੰ ਵਾਪਸ ਲਿਆਵੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਤਾਂ ਉਹ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਤਬਾਹ ਕਰ ਦੇਵੇਗਾ।

ਪਰ ਜਦੋਂ ਓਲੀਵਰ ਜਵਾਨ ਔਰਤ ਦੇ ਫਾਰਮ `ਤੇ ਪਹੁੰਚਦਾ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਉਹ ਐਲਾਨ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਸ ਨੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਭਰਾ ਨਾਲ ਸਮਝੌਤਾ ਕਰ ਲਿਆ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਓਰਲੈਂਡੋ ਨੇ ਪਹਾੜੀ ਸ਼ੇਰ ਤੋਂ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਜਾਨ ਬਚਾਈ ਸੀ। ਓਲੀਵਰ ਅਤੇ ਐਲੀਏਨਾ (ਸੀਲੀਆ) ਦਾ ਪਿਆਰ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ।

ਮਦਦ!
ਓਲਰੈਂਡੋ ਬਹਿਰੇ ਦੀ ਖੇਡ ਤੋਂ ਅੱਕ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਇਹ ਯਕੀਨ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਰੋਜ਼ਾਲਿੰਡ ਨਾਲ ਉਸ ਦੇ ਪਿਆਰ ਨੂੰ ਬੂਰ ਨਹੀਂ ਪੈਣ ਲੱਗਾ। ਹੋਰ ਸੰਬੰਧ ਵੀ ਗੁੰਝਲਦਾਰ ਹਨ: ਸਿਲੀਵੀਅਸ ਅਜੇ ਵੀ ਫੋਬੀ ਨੂੰ ਪਿਆਰ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ, ਪਰ ਉਹ ਬਹਿਰੇ ਤੋਂ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਿਤ ਹੈ। ਇਹ ਦਾਅਵਾ ਕਰਦੇ ਹੋਏ ਕਿ “ਉਹ” ਜਾਦੂ ਕਰ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ, ਬਹਿਰਾ ਹਰ ਇਕ ਨੂੰ ਅਗਲੇ ਦਿਨ ਦੀ ਸਵੇਰ ਨੂੰ ਇਕੱਠੇ ਹੋਣ ਦਾ ਸੱਦਾ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ, ਜਦੋਂ ਹਰ ਇਕ ਚੀਜ਼ ਦਾ ਹੱਲ ਹੋ ਜਾਵੇਗਾ। ਕੀ ਇਹ ਸੱਚ ਹੋ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ “ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਸਿਰਫ ਪਿਆਰ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਹੈ”?

As You Like It | Wie Es Ihnen Gefällt

Zusammenfassung

 

Ringen für Macht
Es sind die 60iger Jahre in Vancouver. Duke Frederick, ein mächtiger Geschäftsmann hat die Familienfirma übernommen und hat seinen älteren Bruder nicht nur heraus gesetzt, sondern von der Stadt verbannt. Aber seine Tochter Rosalind, eng befreundet mit Fredericks Tochter Celia, darf in Vancouver bleiben.

Die Handlung fängt mit einem Ringen Kampf an. Oliver de Boys, der Leiter des Ringers Charles, streitet sich mit seinem jüngeren Bruder Orlando. Orlando ist ärgerlich dass Oliver ihn seine Erbschaft seid dem Tod seines Vaters zurück hält. Dazu auch dass Oliver ihn sehr schlecht behandelt. Orlando entscheidet dass er durch einen Ringen Kampf seine Erbschaft gewinnen will. Dort, am Ring, trifft er Rosalind. Auf dem ersten Blick verlieben sich die beiden.

Die Grosse Flucht
Kurz danach kommandiert Duke Frederick Rosalind dass sie sofort Vancouver verlässt. Er hat kein Vertrauen zu ihr. Celia kann ihre Cousine nicht entbehren so entscheiden die beiden in den Wald von Okanagan zu fliehen. Rosalind verkleidet sich als Ganymede, ein junger Mann, und Celia verkleidet sich als Aliena, seine Schwester. Zur Sicherheit nehmen sie ihren Diener Touchstone mit.

Inzwischen warnt der gute alte de Boys Familiendiener Adam den Orlando dass Oliver ihnen umbringen will. Also, flüchten die Beiden auch in das Okanagan Wildnis.

Im Wald treffen Ganymede (Rosalind) und Alien (Celia) zwei Bauern, Silvius und Corin. Von ihnen kauft das junge Paar einen Bauernhof. Zur gleichen Zeit und in der Nähe befinden sich Orlando und Adam in der Gesellschaft von Duke Senior und seine Gefährten. Die Beiden werden so fort in diese liebliche Gemeinschaft eingeschlossen.

Die Liebe Blüht im Wald
Orlando hängt Liebesbriefe die er an Rosalind geschrieben hat an Bäume im ganzen Wald. Dabei trifft er Ganymede.   Aus spaß schlagt Ganymede vor dass Orlando ihn den Hof machen sollte als wäre „er“ Rosalind. Ganymede meint der Orlando wäre kein echter Liebhaber.

Orlando hat keine Ahnung dass Ganymede die Frau die er liebt sei. Inzwischen im anderen Teil des Waldes sehnt sich der Bauer Silvius nach Phoebe, und Touchstone trifft die Audrey. Diese beiden verlieben sich auch.

In Vancouver ist Duke Frederick sehr wütend dass die Mädchen und auch Orlando verschwunden sind. Er verlangt dass Oliver seinen Bruder sofort zurück holt oder er wird ihnen ruinieren.

Aber als Oliver sich am Bauerhof im Okanagan befindet erklärt er dass er sich mit seinem Bruder versöhnt hat weil Orlando ihn von einem hungrigen Berglöwen gerettet hat. In diesem Moment verlieben sich Oliver und Aliena.

Hilfe!
Orlando verliert Lust Ganymedes Spiel weiter zu machen und meint seine Liebe für Rosalind ist Hoffnungslos. Die anderen Liebesbeziehungen sind auch kompliziert: Silvius liebt immer noch Phoebe, aber sie liebt nun Ganymede. Um alles klar und recht zu machen behauptet Ganymede er besitzt die Kunst zu Zaubern, und kann alles richtig machen. Er ladet alle ein ihm am nächsten Morgen zu treffen. Dann wird er alle Probleme lösen. Kann es sein dass man nur Liebe braucht?

Cast & Creative Team

Lindsey AngellRosalind

Lindsey Angell

Rosalind

Lindsey happily returns to the beautiful Bard stage for her third season. Drawn to complex and challenging characters, Lindsey’s work has taken her across Western Canada. She recently performed in Butcher at the Cultch and has relished the opportunity to originate characters in several new Canadian plays including Liberation Days (Theatre Calgary), How to Survive an Apocalypse and The Romeo Initiative (Touchstone Theatre). Recipient of several nominations and Jessie Award–winner for Iceland (Dirt Road Productions). Lindsey is a graduate of Studio 58.

Scott BellisDuke Frederick/Duke Senior

Scott Bellis

Duke Frederick/Duke Senior

Scott returns for his twenty-fourth season at Bard. Past roles include Hamlet, Bottom, King John, Friar Laurence, Petruchio, Brutus, and Puck. Last year, he directed The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Scott has earned four Jessie Awards and 20 nominations as an actor over a 30-year career. He recently taught Shakespeare at the Citadel/Banff Academy and is the lead instructor for the Arts Club’s annual Actors’ Intensive. Scott also serves as Council President of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Ben CarlsonJaques

Ben Carlson

Jaques

Ben is very happy to make his Bard debut. He has played: Hamlet twice (Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Performance, Chicago 2006), Macbeth, Pericles, Benedick, Petruchio (Canadian Screen Award, Best Performance, 2015), Leontes, Brutus, Berowne, Apemantus, Octavius, Fluellen, Feste, Touchstone, and many others, at Stratford, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the National Arts Centre. He spent 12 seasons at Shaw, performing in over 25 productions. He has played in almost all the major regional theatre companies in the country.

Sharon CrandallCorin/Duke Frederick's Assistant

Sharon Crandall

Corin/Duke Frederick's Assistant

Sharon is honoured to be making her Bard debut with this fantastic group of artists. Select stage: Shit (Firehall); Satellite(s) (Solo Collective); In the Heights (Arts Club); and Fiddler on the Roof (Gateway). Select screen: A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix); When We Rise (ABC); and Marine 5 (WWE). Upcoming: Eggplant Emoji (Netflix). Training: Arts Club Actor’s Intensive and McIlroy and Associates. Thanks to Melissa, Shannon, Andrew and James. Love to Adam, Lucas and Sam. www.sharoncrandall.com

Nicco Del RioWilliam/Jacques de Boys/Second Lord

Nicco Del Rio

William/Jacques de Boys/Second Lord

Nicco is a recent graduate of Capilano University, and is unbelievably excited to be a part of Bard this year! After playing Peter in Capilano University’s Peter and the Starcatcher, Ensemble in TUTS’ The Drowsy Chaperone, and eight years of selftaught drumming, he believes he is ready to tackle this insane job. He would love to thank Gillian Barber, Bob Frazer, and the entire team at Bard for this dream of an opportunity.

Austin EckertCharles the Wrestler/Amiens

Austin Eckert

Charles the Wrestler/Amiens

Austin is stoked to be returning for his second season at Bard. Select theatre credits: Spring Awakening (Belfry Theatre); Miss Understood (the frank); HAIR (Mayfield Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Western Canada Theatre); and Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club). TV credits: Generation Y (Short); Supernatural (CW); The Rules to Move By (Short); The Magicians (Syfy); The Flash (CW); and The Colony (USA). Look for Austin in the new series Narcoleap. This one goes out to Grams and Pops.

Ben ElliottSilvius | Sound Designer/Musical Director

Ben Elliott

Silvius | Sound Designer/Musical Director

Ben returns for his eighth season at Bard. Favourite credits: Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale; Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet; and the Bear in Elizabeth Rex. Ben is a multi- Jessie Award nominee and won for his Musical Direction for The Merry Wives of Windsor. Ben is an Artistic Associate of Bard and is currently writing a musical with Bard alumni Anton Lipovetsky, Josh Epstein and Kyle Rideout. He is a graduate of Studio 58.

Craig EricksonOliver de Boys

Craig Erickson

Oliver de Boys

For Bard: (seventh season) King Lear, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well. Other theatre: Forget About Tomorrow and Angels in America - Parts 1 and 2 (Arts Club); Titus Bouffonius (Rumble); The Invisible Hand (Pi); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Arts Club/Blackbird); Tear the Curtain! (Electric Company); The Great Gatsby (Theatre Calgary). Film & TV: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bates Motel, Once Upon a Time, The Magicians, Supernatural, The 100, Lucifer, Backstrom.

Jeff GladstoneLe Beau/First Lord/Hymen

Jeff Gladstone

Le Beau/First Lord/Hymen

This is Jeff’s fourth season at Bard. Highlights include Comedy of Errors (Dr. Pinch/ Duke); Othello (Cassio); Pericles (Queen Dionyza); and directing the Riotous Youth Ensemble and Bard for Life. Other projects: Requiem for a Lost Girl (Vancouver Opera); Kill Your Lovers (Rhubarb Festival/Wild Project NYC); Lost Words Cabaret (Pi Theatre); and the upcoming feature Kingsway by Bruce Sweeney. Jeff is an improviser and teacher (VTS, International TheatreSports Institute), with two albums of music as Jeff Gladstone & The Bad Ideas.

Luisa JojicPhoebe

Luisa Jojic

Phoebe

This is Luisa’s eighth season on stage at Bard. Past roles: Nerissa (The Merchant of Venice); Emilia (Othello); Marina (Pericles); Dromio of Syracuse (The Comedy of Errors); Rosaline (Love’s Labour’s Lost); Trincula (The Tempest); and Celia (As You Like It). A Bard Teaching Artist, she is also Program Director of True Voice Theatre Project, a community theatre program in the DTES, for which she was nominated for a 2016 YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Award in Arts, Culture and Design.

Kayvon KhoshkamTouchstone

Kayvon Khoshkam

Touchstone

“There is no slander in an allowed fool,” Twelfth Night. Kayvon was born and raised in Saskatoon and studied at CCPA in Victoria, BC. This is Kayvon’s fifth season with Bard on the Beach. He is the Artistic Director of SpeakEasy Theatre, and the founder of The Pull Festival: Vancouver’s 10 Minute Play Festival. Select theatre credits: Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave, Twelfth Night, and December Man (National Arts Centre); and Othello and Pericles (Bard).

Nadeem PhillipOrlando de Boys

Nadeem Phillip

Orlando de Boys

Hailing from Toronto, Nadeem attended Ryerson Theatre School where he trained with Ian Watson of the Stratford Conservatory. Selected theatre: Onegin, The Men in White (Arts Club, Jessie Award nominee for Best Actor); My Ocean (Vancouver Fringe); Movements No. 1&2 (Babelle); Never The Last (Delinquent); Doost (Neworld); and Cock (Rumble). This one — As You Like It — is for my family. All of them. I love you.

Harveen SandhuCelia

Harveen Sandhu

Celia

Harveen is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School and the Canadian Film Centre Actors Conservatory. She has enjoyed playing a myriad of roles over the years at Soulpepper, Next Stage Festival, Pleiades Theatre and The Shaw Festival, where she had the great privilege of playing Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion. Harveen was most recently seen playing Elizabeth Darcy in the fan fiction piece Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in Missouri.

Emma SlippAudrey

Emma Slipp

Audrey

Career highlights: Henrietta, Silent Sky (Chemainus); Tabby, Elbow Room Café (Zee Zee); Lydia Languish, The Rivals (Blackbird); Annie, Farewell, My Lovely (Arts Club); Tina, Moss Park (Green Thumb); Sharla, Killer Joe (ITSAZOO); Lina Lamont, Singin’ in the Rain (Chemainus); Masha, Three Sisters (Only Child Collective); Regan, King Lear (Honest Fishmongers); and Rosamund, The Violet Hour (Belfry). She toured North America and Asia with Mermaid Theatre. Emma is a graduate of Studio 58 and fourtime Jessie Award nominee.

Andrew WheelerAdam/Sir Oliver Martext

Andrew Wheeler

Adam/Sir Oliver Martext

Andrew is delighted to be returning to Bard for his eleventh season, where favourite roles have included Mark Antony, Malvolio, Macbeth, Benedick, Ulysses, and Autolycus. He has just completed a five month Western Canada tour of Onegin, presented by the Arts Club. Other recent theatre includes Footloose (Chemainus) and Les Misérables (Arts Club). Recent TV and film work includes Prodigals, Lucifer, iZombie, and Gracepoint. Look for him in Hir at Pi Theatre in the fall.

Daryl CloranDirector

Daryl Cloran

Director

Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton). Former Artistic Director of Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops) and Founding Artistic Director of Theatrefront (Toronto). Directing credits include: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Bard on the Beach); Shakespeare in Love, The Silver Arrow (Citadel); Liberation Days (Theatre Calgary/WCT); Mary Poppins (Persephone/WCT); Tribes (Canadian Stage); And All For Love (National Arts Centre); Generous (Tarragon); Afterplay (Shaw Festival); and the international collaborations RETURN (The Sarajevo Project) and UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project).

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 Stickboy (Vancouver Opera); Topdog/Underdog (Arts Club Theatre Company); Pericles and The Winter’s Tale (Bard on the Beach). Carmen is the recipient of three Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. For more information visit carmenalatorre.com.

Pam JohnsonSet Designer

Pam Johnson

Set Designer

Pam started with Bard in 1998 and was instrumental in designing the Bard Village and Entranceway. Bard credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, 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 and a Career Achievement Award.

Gerald KingLighting Designer

Gerald King

Lighting Designer

Lighting Designer at Bard for 16 seasons. Gerald’s recent credits: Chariots of Fire (The Grand Theatre); Carried Away On The Crest of A Wave (NAC); The Cure For Death By Lightning (WCT); King Lear and Liberation Days (Theatre Calgary); Otello, Dead Man Walking, Evita, Die Fledermaus, and Tosca (Vancouver Opera); Beauty and the Beast, Jitters, Million Dollar Quartet, and Spamalot (Arts Club); Crazy for You and Ubuntu (Citadel); The Book of Love (Kokoro Dance); and Faerie Queen (Royal Winnipeg Ballet).

Alison MatthewsHead Voice & Text Coach

Alison Matthews

Head Voice & Text Coach

Alison has been the Voice & Text Coach at Bard since 2009. She is Interim Program Director for the Citadel Banff Professional Theatre Program and on faculty at 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 an MFA (specializing in Voice) from the University of British Columbia, and an Associate Diploma in Drama & Speech from Trinity College London. www.alisonmatthews.com

Jonathan Hawley PurvisChoreographer/Fight Director

Jonathan Hawley Purvis

Choreographer/Fight Director

Jonathan has worked across Canada as an actor and fight director for both the stage and screen. He is a member of Fight Directors Canada and the Nordic Stage Fight Society in Europe. Selected credits: Antony & Cleopatra, Three Musketeers, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet (St. Lawrence Shakespeare); Shakespeare in Love, West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet, Spamalot, The Penelopiad, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Citadel Theatre); I Am For You (Concrete Theatre); and Singin’ in the Rain (Chemainus). www.jonathanpurvis.com

Stephen CourtenayProduction Stage Manager

Stephen Courtenay

Production Stage Manager

With a quarter century and 52 Shakespearean productions behind him, Stephen is eagerly anticipating this season’s presentations of Macbeth and As You Like It. The BMO Mainstage SM’s experience includes projects with the Vancouver Playhouse, Theatre Calgary, Studio 58/Green Thumb, Touchstone Theatre, the Electric Company, and a decade with the Vancouver Opera Touring Ensemble. Recent work includes a remounting of Leslie Mildiner’s adaptation of George Orwell’s Coming Up For Air at the Kay Meek Centre.

Rebecca MulvihillAssistant Stage Manager

Rebecca Mulvihill

Assistant Stage Manager

Rebecca’s previous credits at Bard include The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry VI, Richard III, King John, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Recent Stage Management credits: Topdog/Underdog and The (Post) Mistress (Arts Club); How to Survive an Apocalypse (Touchstone); Selfie (Théâtre la Seizième); and Sultans of the Street (Carousel). Recent Assistant Stage Management credits: King Charles III, Good People, and Educating Rita (Arts Club). She is a graduate of the University of Victoria.

Jenny KimApprentice Stage Manager

Jenny Kim

Apprentice Stage Manager

Thanks to Jonathan, Stephen, and Rebecca for giving her an opportunity to join the journey of Bard on the Beach. She is a graduate of UBC with a BFA in Theatre Production & Design. Jenny thanks her family and friends for their love and support. Recent apprenticeship includes Shylock (Bard on the Beach); Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club); Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell (Firehall Arts Centre); and A Little Night Music (Patrick Street Production).

Kim Senklip HarveyDirecting Apprentice

Kim Senklip Harvey

Directing Apprentice

Kim comes from the Syilx, Tsilhqot’in, Ktunaxa and Dakelh Nations and is a director, playwright and actor. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Gina Wilkinson prize for her work as an emerging director and was a Banff Playwrights Lab 2018 participant. She is currently taking part in the National Theatre School’s Artistic Leadership Program which aims to steward in the next generation of artists in this country. Kim will be directing the world premiere of her play, Kamloopa in September 2018.

Emily FraserCostume Design Apprentice

Emily Fraser

Costume Design Apprentice

Emily Fraser is a recent graduate of Studio 58’s Production Program. Her passions include costume design, set design and scenic painting. Previous work experience is comprised of Costume Design for Cambie Secondary School’s Departures and Arrivals, Costume Design for Gateway Theatre’s Summer Camp Mission Possible, and Intern Buyer for Bard on the Beach’s The Merchant of Venice. Emily is thrilled to be a part of Bard’s twenty-ninth season and hopes you enjoy each show!