ELKO – Silver Stage Players invite the public on a journey through the macabre and the mischievous, the weird and the whimsical as it explores what lies beyond the tapestry of human knowledge and existence.
The organization will celebrate its latest installment of the Bard in the Yard series: Bard in the Yard 3 – Beyond the Veil. The production will feature excerpts from the works of William Shakespeare, including passages from “Hamlet,” “The Tempest,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Twelfth Night” and “Macbeth.”
Performances are 7 p.m. July 16-18 and July 22-25 in the backyard at Duncan LittleCreek Gallery – an intimate outdoor setting. Tickets are $7 and available at the door.
Conceived by director Frank L. Sawyer in 2011, Bard in the Yard explores common themes in Shakespeare’s plays.
“Is there more to life than just us?” Silver Stage asks. “How can we possibly predict what will happen when the worlds of the supernatural and humankind intersect?”
Sawyer’s directing credits include Poe & Pints, The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery, Much Ado About Nothing, I Do! I Do!, Lysistrata, Glengarry Glen Ross, Talk Radio, Bringing it All Back Home and The Zoo Story.
“It is my pleasure to partner once again with Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and their wonderful staff,” he said. “Performing outdoors in this beautiful setting will be a joy for our audience and us.
“We would like to thank Jacques Errecart, Joan Anderson and Jennifer Anderson of DLC for the opportunity to stage our project there for the third time.”
Joining the group in the event’s planning, production and performance are local actors and volunteers Caleb Tapia, Derek Burwell, Dan DuSoleil, Josh Webster, Don Jones, Nick Cdebaca, Jeff Ballow, Heidi Dusoleil, Meghan Campbell, Erika Patrick, Sam Nyberg, Wendy Ramierez, Becky Brown, Emily Anderson, Sandy Beeler, David Patrick, John Wright, John Wells, Toril Lea Hansen and Michael Bail.
The Silver Stage Players, celebrating its 79th anniversary, is a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada.
Productions throughout Silver Stage’s nearly 80 year history includes Steel Magnolias, CLUE, Godspell, Nunsense, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, A Christmas Carol and many others.